To celebrate all things Irish, why not try one of these delicious recipes. Irish food really is all about high quality ingredients and great flavour. Based on traditional Irish ingredients, these recipes have a modern twist that promises to liven up any St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!
1. Irish Stew and Hotpots
There is no dish more comforting than a hearty Irish stew. Try this Lamb Stew Hotpot or Braised Beef in Stout.
There are many ways to enjoy potatoes! Colcannon or for a brunch option, whip up some Colcannon Cakes with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce. Boxty is a potato pancake deriving its name from “arán boct tí” in Irish. Why not try our take on it with smoked salmon and boxty pancakes.
3. Soda Bread
Traditional White soda Bread, Traditional Brown Soda Bread and Farmhouse Cheese and Oat Soda Bread
4. The Roast Dinner
Perfect for a family Sunday dinner! Whether your meat of choice is beef, ham or chicken, we have you covered.
5. Something Fishy!
This Fish Pie is sure to be a family favourite!
6. Apple Tart with Custard
This homemade apple tart is a tasty combination of delicate sweet pastry filled with heavenly scented apples – it simply can’t be beaten! These Shamrock Cupcakes will add to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
7. Bacon and Cabbage
Comfort food at its best! Take a look at these recipes of Glazed Fillet of Ham with Champ and Redcurrant Sauce and Loin of Bacon with Creamy Cabbage and Champ
Fancy a bowl of soup? St Patrick’s Day Soup with Shamrock Shaped Cheese Croutons
9. Traditional Irish Breakfast
For the perfect breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning, try a combination of grilled or fried rashers, sausages, tomatoes, black and white pudding and a fried egg. Serve with homemade brown or white soda bread.
10. Irish Cheeseboard
The wide variety of farmhouse cheese available means that there is one to suit every palate. Here are a couple of points to consider when making the selection for your cheese board.
- Avoid too much choice. It’s better to have a couple of good size pieces of cheese than a lot of smaller bits. It looks better and the cheese will keep better. Try to limit your selection to no more than five different cheeses.
- Select your cheeses so that you have different sizes, shapes, flavours and textures. For example, you could have a mix of soft, blue, hard, and washed-rind.
- Ensure you include cheeses made from goats and ewes milk as well as cows.
- If possible, try each cheese before you buy.
- A good rule of thumb is approx. 100g of cheese per person (total amount e.g. if you had four cheeses, it would be 25g of each).
- Place your cheeses in order of strength on the board – try not to have strong pungent cheeses beside delicately flavoured cheeses.
- Leave the cheese at room temperature for approximately 2-3 hours before serving. Bringing cheese to room temperature ensures you get fuller flavours.