Navarin of Lamb
To peel pearl onions, trim the root ends, then soak the onions in very hot water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. The skins will slip right off.
All this homey, satisfying lamb stew needs for a wine partner is a fruity, dry red that can harmonize with the rich but mild meat flavor and the sweetness of the caramelized onions. One choice: a California Zinfandel, such as the Storybook Mountain or the Haywood Los Chamizai Vineyard.