Rich stew, chewy brown soda bread, smoked salmon with horseradish, and more: everything you need for a delightful St. Patrick's Day get-together.
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
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Whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, and steel-cut oats (also called Irish oatmeal) make this a super-healthy interpretation of
the classic Irish bread.
View Recipe: Brown Soda Bread
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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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.”
View Recipe: Beef and Guinness Stew
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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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.
View Recipe: Irish Bacon and Cabbage with Mustard Sauce
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.
View Recipe: Black and Tan Brownies
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.
View Recipe: Mummy's Brown Soda Bread