There are so many Irish food recipes that have come to be part of the St. Patrick’s Day tradition. The fact is, Ireland is a culinary land and to give credit where credit is due, there is a lot of credit given to Irish food. There are several delicious and easy recipes that you can try.
Irish food is probably the most delicious cuisine on earth. It is also one of the oldest cuisines in the world. And this, among other reasons, make Irish recipes so incredibly popular. Irish food has everything – from breakfast food to lunch recipes and from dinner recipes to dessert recipes. And it all makes for a wonderful celebration with great food and drink. So, if you’re planning a small gathering this year, why not consider these Irish recipes.
This quick bread is pure Irish comfort, ideal for those long March days that lack a lot of light. Made with baking soda, not the traditional yeast, it comes together much faster than the typical bread. Golden crust and a light crumb make this one loaf to remember. Note: Upon coming out of the oven, this soda bread is typically slightly crunchy, but by day 2, it is chewier. Mix in more raisins for more sweetness.
Keep in mind that the traditional Irish stew is made with lamb; however, many Irish Americans prefer beef. Meat, stock, root vegetables and Guinness stout make this one hearty stew. For an extra boozy twist, add in some wine, too. This dish is a crowd pleaser, and goes well with any kind of bread.
Topped with whip cream and coffee syrup. Ice cream, cocoa powder, espresso and milk are all it takes to make a delectable, grown up treat. Add extra ice and fill up a tall glass before indulging. Omit the whiskey for an alcohol-free version.
Corned beef has been a favorite ever since Irish people started to come to America. Cover beef brisket in a brine of brown sugar, bay leaves, cider vinegar and horseradish. Serve with carrots, potatoes and plenty of cabbage. Delicious!
Potatoes, onions, sausage and bacon are layered and braised in broth, which commonly includes barley. The name derives from the fact that the stew mixture spends hours in the oven on a low temperature, not unlike being coddled. Ideal for when you are craving warm comfort food, wash it down with a beer. Best when served immediately
Looking for a sweet treat to round out the day’s festivities? Try this sweet apple cake. Sliced Granny Smith apples are topped off with a cinnamon sugar streusel that people would love to eat. Top with powdered sugar and serve with tea or coffee. For those with a sweet tooth, whipped cream also works. Tasty and fragrant, this cake is a treat that the young and old may enjoy.
Happy St Patrick’s Day! Make sure to wear green, and celebrate and drink responsibly. Get into the festive spirit with these recipes. Maybe they will even become mainstays in your meal rotations.