St. Patrick’s Day recipes: 5 Irish-inspired dishes to try
Trust us when we say there’s more to Irish food than cabbage and corned beef. Though many celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the UAE may be a long way from the Emerald Isle this year, these Irish recipes will undoubtedly inspire a good ol’ fashioned knees-up from the comfort of your kitchen – wherever you may be. Our recipes are hearty, comforting and full of Irish flavours, and are – of course – best served with a pint of the black stuff!
Irish Beef and Potato Stew with Sour Cream and Chives
The epitome of Irish food summed up in one simple and delicious dish! This hearty stew is our take on one of Ireland’s traditional winter pleasures, and the culinary version of a long, warm hug.
Pan-fried Chicken with Irish Colcannon Mashed Potato
Colcannon is an Irish staple made from mashed potato, leeks and cabbage and is essentially the dollop of buttery goodness that everyone needs in their life. We’ve paired it with a simple pan-fried chicken breast but it could also be served with some juicy Irish sausages (see recipe below and why not swap the mash for colcannon?)
Dilly Cod and Prawn Chowder with Green Peas and Leeks
Chowder is a popular addition to most menus across the Emerald Isle. While we may struggle to source fresh Irish seafood in this part of the world, this creamy, flavoursome soup is still every bit as comforting no matter where it’s eaten. Mop up any leftovers with a generous helping of soda bread.
Beef Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy and Peas
Though typically thought to have British roots, the humble bangers & mash is a dish much loved by the Irish, too. Cook the onions low and slow for at least 20 minutes to ensure they’re ultra soft when added to the silky gravy.
Low-carb Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash and Sauteed Cabbage
A comforting classic with a low-carb twist! For more clever cauliflower recipes, click here.
If you enjoyed this post, you may be interested in reading more about our recipes. For more comforting dishes to try at home, check out our top pick of one-pot recipes here.