If you’re like me, once a year you break out your large boiler or your slow cooker, and you make the traditional corned beef & cabbage with all the fixings. Carrots, potatoes and onions. Irish soda bread. And perhaps you wash it all down with a pint of Guinness. And trust me, I look forward to that meal so much. If fills the house with savory smells and whether or not you are Irish, you feel like you are for a day.
But maybe you’re not Irish. Or maybe you don’t like corned beef & cabbage (gasp!). Or maybe you just want to try something different this year. Well, you’ve got the luck of the Irish because there are a plethora of traditional Irish foods that will have your mouth watering and your senses on overload.
Check out some of these scrumptious recipes:
Ballycotton Fish Chowder (from Cafe Johnsonia)
Dublin Cottle (from Olivia’s Cuisine)
Irish Pasties (from Living Well Spending Less)
Irish Whiskey Braised Short Ribs (from What Should I Make For…)
Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie (from Natasha’s Kitchen) *
*note: Shepherd’s Pie is traditionally made with lamb; Cottage Pie uses ground beef
Any of these delightful dishes will make for a tasty St. Patrick’s Day dinner, or any night of the week for that matter! Sláinte!