LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2015 — Every year St. Patrick’s Day arrives and grocery store shelves are lined with traditional Irish foods to celebrate the occasion: corned beef, cabbage and Guinness.
And it’s a good place to start, but don’t stop there. Here are a few more green ideas to help you plan the perfect St. Patty’s Day event.
Traditional corned beef: corned beef brisket cooked with allspice berries, bay leaves, and mustard seeds.
Shaved red cabbage: Red cabbage can be an accent among all of the green; however, don’t cook it with the meat because the red cabbage will dye the liquid.
Steamed red potatoes, also known as creamers and new potatoes: They are added to the corned beef as well to cook and absorb the braising liquid from the corned beef.
Guinness dark lager: delicious dark beer
Black and Tan: Tasty beer made by mixing pale ale with Guinness.
Green beer: a very light beer with green food color added.
Guinness cupcakes: a vanilla cupcake with Guinness mixed into the cake batter.
Lamb stew: a mixture of lamb stew meat, carrots, onion, stock, bouquet garnis and potatoes, braised on a low temperature for many hours.
A twist on the traditional: Try corned beef quesadillas made with leftover corned beef .
Shepherd’s pie: This is an Irish childhood favorite made by combining ground beef and spinach, topped with potatoes.
Irish Stew: made from mutton or lamb with potatoes, leeks, onions and stock.
Irish coffee: a mixture of coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar and cream.
Soda Bread: a traditional bread that uses baking soda as the leavening agent rather than yeast.
Shamrock sugar cookies: a simple sugar cookie cut in the shape of a shamrock with green frosting or green sprinkles.
Oven roasted potato skins: Cut the skins off of a russet potato, add salt and cheese and roast them in the oven until they’re soft and delicious.
Braised leeks: Leeks can be a tasty side dish to any Irish meal. The leeks are both green and a traditional vegetable.
Oatmeal cookies with green M&Ms: Oatmeal is a traditional Irish grain, and made into a cookie it’s a great dessert.
Leek and potato soup: Combine two traditional foods in a hearty dish.
Re-baked potatoes with scallion butter: Simple russet potatoes baked in the oven with a butter that was premixed with minced scallions.
Guinness braised beef: Use Guinness as the braising liquid.
Apple and Irish whiskey bread pudding: Use soda bread, apples and Irish whiskey to create a mouthwatering bread pudding.
More Green Ideas:
- Andes green mints
- Green M&Ms
- Green apple Jolly Ranchers
- Green truffles
- Green and white chocolate cake pops
- Green tea
- Sugar cookies with green frosting
- Green cupcakes with dark green frosting
- Key lime pie
- Green pancakes
- Doughnuts with green frosting
- Deviled green eggs
- Green whipped cream
- Zucchini tart
- Spinach soufflé
- Pesto sauce
- Steamed green beans
- Artichokes with a green basil aioli
- Leafy green salads
- Green apples
- Sour cream dyed green
- Cream cheese dyed green
- Ranch dressing dyed green
- Yogurt dyed green
- Cottage cheese dyed green
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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