Yesterday I saw some good-looking lamb forequarter chops at the butchers and asked for four of them. Shoulder chops? he asked. Forequarter chops, I replied. He beetled his young brows.
Why are forequarter chops called shoulder chops these days? Oh well, I wasn’t going to argue. A chop by any name…..
Anyhow, I took the chops home and cooked them up in the crockpot with a few veggies that I had in the basket. Originally I’d planned an old fashioned Irish Stew but, when I found some green beans left in my fridge, I threw those in too. That’s the beauty of the slow cooker, throw anything in.
* You could leave out the beans and cook everything else on High for 3 hours
* Don’t fancy the swede? Leave it out
* Make your own vegetable stock, or use stock from a packet, cube, sachet, whatever.