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The Best Irish Dishes You Can Make at Home

Have you ever tasted something that flooded you with memories, transporting you to a different place and time? Around St. Patrick’s Day, I’m often reminded of some of the tasty Irish food I tried during my adventurous travels filming for my ulive series, Travel Like the Locals with Darley. I’ve been lucky to visit Ireland a few times and try many of the classic dishes that Irish cooks and Irish families have come to love.

If St. Paddy’s Day has you in the mood to cook or you’re just dreaming of Ireland, celebrate with one or more of these simple and tasty Irish recipes that you can make at home! If you’re feeling particularly inspired, make them all together for a complete St. Paddy’s feast.

Irish Soda Bread (pictured above) Simple and tasty, this quick bread is inexpensive and goes with any meal. You’ll find it in pubs and restaurants throughout Ireland.

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Sifted: St. Patrick’s Day Edition


Shamrock Shake by Cupcakes and Cashmere
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  1. Try Cupcakes and Cashmere’s dressed up shamrock shake for a tasty grown-up treat. Or make them kid-friendly by omitting the mint bitters. Both versions are delicious.
  2. Tide and Thyme’s pub-style shepherd’s pie is simple, satisfying comfort food that will get the whole family into the Irish spirit.
  3. Blissfully Delicious adds brown butter to her soda bread recipe for a nutty and playful variation to the classic.
  4. Lea and Jay’s recipe for coffee scones with whiskey butter is the perfect way to start your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
  5. Make Hungry Couple’s chocolate trifle for your party’s dessert. With layers of brownies and Bailey’s whipped cream, it’s sure to please a crowd.

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  • We show you how to make this stunning mint cheesecake, step by step. The marbled green-and-white center is sure to amaze guests.
  • Whether you’re hosting brunch or looking for the ultimate Irish stew recipe, we have all your St. Patrick’s Day cooking essentials.

Braised Cabbage with Creamy Spicy Mustard Sauce

Looking back, I think cabbage got a bum deal in the vegetable world when I was growing up. It only showed up during summer picnics in the form of coleslaw, sometimes in my mother’s caldo, a Mexican soup, and during St. Patrick’s Day meals.I wanted to change this by creating a dish that’s worthy of cabbage as the star, something that can be enjoyed all year long.

This braised cabbage takes all the spices of traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage, but dresses them up with a Creamy Spicy Mustard Sauce; it’s a fantastic main dish, suitable for my vegetarian friends, and so completely satisfying. Braising isn’t only for meat – you’ll be surprised with the silky and savory results you can get from slow braising vegetables.

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Matt’s Creamy Colcannon with Kale

This Irish favorite has become a favorite of mine, too. I’ll just go out on a limb and say that I’d be happy eating mashed potatoes every single day of the year if I let myself. And this delicious Colcannon, complete with the earthy flavors of kale and the creamy addition of butter and cream, makes a wonderful side dish when served with pork tenderloin, beef, and especially roasted chicken.

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