17 Irish-inspired recipes for St Patrick's Day

Friday, March 1, 2013

St. Patrick's Day isn't just about green beer, though many people won't agree. In 2008, I got to spend the St. Patrick's Day and the week before it, touring around Ireland with a group of my best travel mates. We toured around Galway and the west coast before making our way to Dublin for the celebrations.

We kicked off our day with an epic tour of the Guinness factor where they shower you with pints. I'm not sure if this is a March 17 routine or not, but when we were there they were serving food. Not just any food, mind--food made with Guinness. Staff floated around with trays hors devours such as thin ribbons of smoked salmon on tiny Guinness melba toasts. Filled with stout and delicious Guinness bread, we headed into the city, in search of parties and stumbled across a beautiful mosh of singing drunks on Temple Bar. Since that trip, I have been nursing a quiet obsession with rustic Irish food and thought this would be a nice way to celebrate it.
To go to the recipes, click the source link beneath each photo.

Blue Cheese Burgers with Soda Bread Buns

Butter-Poached Scallops

Apricot, Date & Guinness Slices with Guinness Cream Sauce

Brown Bread & Irish Whiskey Ice Cream

Irish Colcannon & Thyme Leaf Soup

Irish Beef & Stout Casserole & Herby Dumplings

Irish Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes

Cheddar Ale Soup

Kale & Potato Hash

Irish Cream Chocolate Trifle

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Deep Fried Oysters with Irish Stout
Source: uktv.co.uk via Anyonita on Pinterest

Corned Beef Bagel Dip

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Beef Hand Pies
Source: delish.com via Anyonita on Pinterest

Irish Cream Celebration Cake

Irish Cream Coffee Bars

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