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Favorite cold weather/winter meals?

  • 21-11-2021 12:02pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,652 ✭✭✭

    It finally dropping towards freezing in my neck of the woods and I am celebrating by making a big pot of Guinness stew. What are your favorite things to cook when the weather gets cold?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,830 ✭✭✭Planet X

    I cook a lot of curries but if I was to choose, it'd be a Beef Madras to bring the drip to the nose 😀

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,156 ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    It's a pity that we don't have (m)any places selling hot broth. I'd much rather a steaming hot cup of borscht or stock in cold weather, over a coffee.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,156 ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    I love Madras curry! Which kind of beef cut do you recommend? I see chuck in the recipes I just googled, would that be the same as casserole/stewing beef here? 1 hour 45 minutes cooking time. I'm fairly clueless when it comes to meat.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,656 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi

    Shepherd's pie, cottage pie, beef/Guinness stew are my winter staples. And lasagne.

    All a fairly major faff to make from scratch, so I make loads for the freezer when I'm at it.

    And during lockdown last year I discovered beef stroganoff - that'll be going on the menu as well!

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,156 ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    I've noticed how kale has been so good and fresh recently, must be the time of year, but I've been on a kale binge. Tossed in the pan with a bit of olive oil, garlic and chilli.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,042 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

    Goulash or any sort of boney beef stew with paprika mixed in.

    Garlic sausage stew or cassoulet is great too

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,830 ✭✭✭Planet X

    Yeah......I'd just buy a tray of beef cubes. Slow cook. And "mature" the curry overnight or for a day or so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,254 ✭✭✭.red.

    Chicken thigh and sausage casserole is a favourite in our house all year round but especially nice on a cold day.

    Chopped thighs and browned sausages, a spoon of chilli, spoon of pakrika, pack of passata, a stock pot and a cup of water, into the slow cooker for 3/4 hours, add in half a bag of mixed veg and cook another hour. Served with some brown soda bread or porridge bread.

    Simple and delicious.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,652 ✭✭✭Patsy167

    I was just listening to a chef on the Tim Ferris podcast last week who is launching a range of Bone Broths in the U.S. -

    It could be the next health food trend to catch-on. Time to give up the day job and start producing it here?!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭notAMember

    Bone broth ie.... stock?

    Put leftover chicken carcass in water with herbs. Simmer. Done.

    Doesn't everyone do this anyway?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,042 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

    Stew would be a great winter street food. But the whole street food thing hasn't really caught on here yet

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,932 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu

    I'd suspect that those who make homemade stocks are very much in the minority.

    Bone broth had been a bit of a thing in USA for quite a while now. It's something I'd like to see here but if it's not pizza or burgers, I can't see it catching on in any meaningful way, here.