Cawl is a hearty broth which has been made in Wales for hundreds of years, especially on Wales’ national day, St David’s Day, on March 1.
The rich stew or soup is a made with Welsh lamb, leeks, parsnips, potatoes and carrots and traditionally takes hours to cook. However, you can make cawl quickly and easily this St David’s Day with this simple and delicious recipe, which is both tasty, healthy and ready to eat in under and hour.
— 500g Welsh lamb neck fillet
— 1 tblsp sunflower oil
— 500g potatoes, cut into large chunks
— 500g leeks, washed and sliced thickly
— 400g parsnips, cut into large chunks
— 500g carrots, cut into large chunks
— 1.5 litres of lamb stock
— Large handful of curly parsley, chopped
— Freshly milled sea salt and black pepper
Cut the neck fillet into large chunks, season and using the oil brown the meat in a hot frying pan.
Transfer the browned meat to a large saucepan, pour in the stock and bring to a gentle simmer for 30 minutes, skimming off any impurities.
Add the prepared vegetables and cook for another 20 minutes. Just before serving stir in the fresh parsley and check the seasoning.
Serve steaming hot in large bowls with chunks of crusty bread.
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