Beef and Oyster Stew

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Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

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Just as oysters in America were once common food to fill up poor people, Ireland also has a long history with oysters being everyday rather than the luxury items they are now. So rather than the expensive dish this stew has become, adding oysters was once a way to stretch the more valuable beef. In fact, to make it more authentic, you could easily double the amount of oysters. It’s a thick stew without a lot of sauce, which makes it easier to identify the oysters in the mix!