Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a Traditional Irish Supper

St. Paddy’s Day in North America is typically a day spent getting day-drunk on green beer while trying to justify that you are in fact one sixteenth Irish. If you’re lucky, you’ll hit a decent pub and enjoy some celtic music while raucously celebrating Saint Patrick.

I’ve gathered some traditional Irish recipes that you need to try and you can bet your shamrocks that not one of these includes green food colouring.

Sláinte!

Colcannon

Simply put, Colcannon is a mix of mashed potatoes and cabbage. Because of the versatility of the main ingredients, recipes for Colcannon are plentiful with each one having a slightly different twist. This recipe from Bon Appetit also features garlic and leeks which adds another layer of flavour making this dish extremely savoury.

Irish Soda Bread

Another versatile Irish recipe is traditional Soda Bread.  Add some cheese to the dough to give the bread a rich flavour. This no-knead recipe is a perfect side to an Irish Stew!

Irish Stew

There’s nothing better than an Irish Stew to keep you warm on a brisk March day, or to fill your belly before hitting the nearest pub.  Though traditionally the stew is made with mutton or lamb, beef can be substituted if that’s more your style. Either way, this rich and flavourful recipe is sure to please!

Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

Okay, so it’s a little less traditional than Corned Beef and Cabbage but I think making a traditional favourite into a grilled cheese sandwich is a win-win opportunity. Cheese makes everything better and this Corned Beef Grilled Cheese might just win you over.

Irish Derby Cocktail

Move over Green beer, it’s time to go legit. Whisky and Vermouth are the stars of this show. The Irish Derby is a timeless cocktail that’s a little tart, a little sweet and a lot of booze.

 

Let me know if you give these recipes a try this St. Paddy’s Day.

FoodSamantha MacKinnon