by Sarah Shotwell

In like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb_blogThis March, TCM is celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a series of films set in Ireland. As the last of the year’s wild weather batters the country, get cozy at home with an Irish-inspired TCM film like The Quiet Man (1952) or The Informer (1935) and a glass of bold red wine from your TCM shipment! Want to make a night of it? Try our decadent wine-paired recipe for our hearty Irish lamb stew.


Ingredients

3 pounds of lamb chops

4 large onions

2 whole cloves of garlic

1 pound root vegetables such as carrots or parsnips, peeled and chopped

2 pounds of new potatoes, peeled and cut in half

4 cups of beef broth

A generous drizzle of olive oil

A cup of red wine

Thyme


Cut lamb from bone and slice into chunks. Seasons with salt and pepper. In an enameled cast iron dutch oven, drizzle olive oil and brown the meat. Add carrots or parsnips and sliced onions, and sizzle until golden and fragrant. Add whole smashed garlic cloves, and cook until golden. Add the red wine to the pot and simmer until reduced. Add the beef broth, potatoes, and fresh thyme. Simmer for at least two hours, or until lamb is tender and broth has thickened. Season to taste and serve with chopped fresh parsley and hot buttered soda bread and a bold red wine!

Cheers!