Irish Lamb Stew Paired Paired with Tolo Aria

This recipe came from Owner/Winemaker Josh Gibson of Tolo

What you need:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 punds boneless lamb stew meat
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 cups dark beer (I used Firestone DBA
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut 1/2 inch think
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 1/2 pounds medium potatoes peeled and quartered

What to do:
1. In a large bowl, season flour with salt and pepper. Dredge lamb in flour mixture, shaking off excess. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Working in batches, brown lamb on all sides, about 5 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.

Pour 1/4 cup water into pot, scraping up browned bits from bottom with a wooden spoon. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until water has evaporated and onion is beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Return lamb to pot; stir in thyme, beer, and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover; simmer until lamb is tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

This is a great time to open a bottle of wine and put your feet up why dinner is cooking.

Add potatoes, carrots, and 1/2 cup water. Cook, covered, until vegetables are tender and stew has thickened, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool completely before storing. Stir in parsley just before serving. Enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart