St. Patrick's Day Feast

Rich stew, chewy brown soda bread, smoked salmon with horseradish, and more: everything you need for a delightful St. Patrick's Day get-together.

Healthy Irish Recipes: Ploughman's Lunch Platter

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Ploughman's Lunch Platter

A traditional pub salad made with sausages or sliced meats, cheese, and any combination of mixed lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, coleslaw, or chutney, this dish is always served with soda bread. Adjust the number of servings or ingredients to suit your tastes.

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Healthy Irish Recipes: Brown Soda Bread

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Brown Soda Bread

Whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, and steel-cut oats (also called Irish oatmeal) make this a super-healthy interpretation of the classic Irish bread.

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Healthy Irish Recipes: Smoked Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce

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Smoked Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce

Although smoked Irish salmon is traditional, any smoked salmon will work in this dish―just make sure to purchase smoked wild salmon ­because it’s a sustainable choice.

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Healthy Irish Recipes: Beef and Guinness Stew

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Beef and Guinness Stew

This hearty stew, layered with complex flavors from caraway seeds, sweet raisins, and full-bodied Guinness Draught pays homage to the best of Irish cooking and earned our test kitchen's highest rating. Food Editor, Ann Taylor Pittman, promises “This meaty stew is so good, I sopped up every drop of the gravy-like broth with bread.”

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Irish Coffee

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Irish Coffee

After the meal, serve Irish Coffee―strong coffee sweetened with a hint of sugar and Irish whiskey then topped with freshly whipped cream―with dessert. Irish whiskey has a smooth, round flavor, as opposed to the smoky quality of Scotch whisky. If you don’t have Irish whiskey, substitute bourbon.

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Irish Colcannon and Thyme Leaf Soup

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Irish Colcannon and Thyme Leaf Soup

This soup reinterprets an Irish classic: colcannon, a dish of mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. Garnish with extra thyme and black pepper; serve with Farmhouse Crackers.

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Irish Bacon and Cabbage with Mustard Sauce

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Irish Bacon and Cabbage with Mustard Sauce

This dish is more authentic than the ubiquitous corned beef and cabbage, though it is quite similar in that Irish boiling bacon is a cured meat, too. The boiling bacon is also leaner than traditional American bacon (which does not make an appropriate substitute). Order the Irish bacon from tommymoloneys.com.

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Black and Tan Brownies

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Black and Tan Brownies

Historically, the phrase “black and tan” referred to the much-reviled auxiliary force of English soldiers sent to Ireland to suppress the Irish rebels after the 1916 Easter Rising. Eventually, a much-loved drink made with half Guinness Stout and half Harp Lager assumed the name, and now this two-toned brownie (with the addition of Guinness) shares it.

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Roasted Wild Salmon and Dill

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Roasted Wild Salmon and Dill

For a simple, Irish-inspired dinner, serve Roasted Wild Salmon and Dill with collard greens and a bowl of buttery mashed potatoes, known as champ in Ireland.

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Cut and Come Collards
Green Onion Champ

St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Mummy's Brown Soda Bread

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Mummy's Brown Soda Bread

Scoring a deep cross into the surface of the dough is called "blessing the bread." Because the bread uses baking soda as a leavener, it requires minimal kneading and no rising, so you can bake it just before supper and serve it warm.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Recipe

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Horseradish-crusted corned beef pairs with tender cabbage and herbed potatoes for the ideal St. Patrick's Day feast.  Round out the meal with your favorite Irish beer and a serving of warm bread pudding.

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Roasted Cabbage Steaks Recipe

Roasted Cabbage Steaks

If you'd prefer to steer-clear of the corned beef and new potatoes this St. Patrick's Day, try this recipe for Roasted Cabbage Steaks. It's so simple--3 ingredients-- and quick you'd swear we found it at the end of a rainbow.

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