Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Guinness Beef Stew Update

Well I don't have any pictures because my kitchen is poorly lit and my phone doesn't have a flash... should have used the real camera. It turned out mainly average I'd say, but I think I might be getting a cold which negatively impacted my taste buds. The flavors may also be better today as they have had time to meld, but it is also possible that Irish Stew isn't much different than regular American stew. I'm surprised I didn't catch much of the Guinness flavor though.

That's not to say it wasn't a worthy meal, however. It was a fairly easy and straightforward recipe and I didn't burn the roux so that's good. I think I should have split the meat into more than 2 batches for browning, however, as the dutch oven was pretty crowded and there might have been more steaming in their own juices than real browning. Live and learn.