Enjoy this classic Irish stew with beef, lamb, potatoes, and carrots for St. Patrick’s Day, or whenever! It is simple enough for a weekday meal. Just get in the tub do a few minutes’ cooking, add salt and pepper, cover uncovered, and let simmer on low for about 2 hours. Then cover uncovered and cook another hour more. Serve with potatoes and a green salad for a real treat.
This Irish stew starts the same way it ends: in the slow cooker. The ingredients are mixed together and turned on high. The cooking is done quickly so that by the time you’re ready to eat, the food is warm and cooked through. Add a splash of vinegar or marjoram to the stew to enhance the flavors.
This hearty stew is an excellent choice for your holiday meals, as is any stew with carrots. Carrots have an amazing ability to thicken soups, stews, and chili. They are even good chopped raw in salads. When roasted, they become even more tender and rich. There are no better ways to enjoy carrots in your holiday dishes than in this tasty soup.
This Irish stew is very easy to make, too. You can either buy a crock pot, which is what I usually do, or a pressure cooker (which is my preferred method) to create this quick and easy holiday meal. The great thing about either method is that the food is always nice and hot when you want it, rather than cold and soupy after it has been sitting around for a few hours. Cooked in either of these methods, this stew gets delicious when served.
Potato soup is another staple food for St. Patrick’s Day. This soup is very traditional, dating back to the middle ages in Ireland. Traditionally, this soup comes from the ears of a red potato. Today, potatoes of many different varieties are used in the cooking of the soup, but the key ingredient remains the same-a red potato.
Another great stew for St. Patrick’s Day is known as Puck’s stew. This is a very easy soup to make. A pound of dry porridge is made and left to soak overnight in water. The next morning, cook the porridge in a high pressure cooker (or use the top of a pressure cooker if you have one). After the porridge has finished soaking, add fresh stock and any vegetables or herbs that you want to add.
If you really want to get the most out of your holiday meal, try preparing food that is easily found in Irish restaurants or food stores. This way you will be able to serve your meal while still enjoying the foods that you love. You can find Irish breakfast, Irish brunch, and even authentic Irish lunch and dinner recipes.
Remember, you don’t need to make everything yourself. There are plenty of traditional holiday meals that you can serve as well. Consider serving fish, steaks, meat loaf, and hearty dishes like potatoes and cheese. Irish food is delicious no matter what time of year it is. Make it the best it can be for the most important day of the year. You will enjoy your stay in Ireland more once you have completed this task.
Of course, you don’t have to stop with a basic Irish diet. You can include fruits, vegetables, and of course, pudding. Pudding is a traditional Irish dish that you should definitely consider enjoying on St. Patrick’s Day. Irish coffee is another delicious option to help you enjoy your stay in the country. These are just a few of the many great ideas that you can incorporate into your St. Patrick’s Day feast.
If you would like to take your holiday cooking to the next level, why not consider cooking an Irish meal for your guests? You will have a lot of fun preparing Irish food for your friends and family. It will be such a warm and welcoming meal that they will feel right at home.
For this year’s holiday meal, plan to cook something traditional and Irish. Irish stew and Irish coffee are sure to be a hit at your holiday party. You will have so much fun preparing it and serving it that you may want to do it every year that you host an Irish party. You and your family will not regret it!