Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
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.
Whole-Grain Irish Soda Bread with Matcha Yogurt Butter
No proofing, no kneading, no waiting to rise… The beauty of Irish soda bread is in its simplicity. At some point in history, the ease and convenience of Irish soda bread gained popularity in America, where people immediately began to do what Americans do best with foods… added white flour, sugar, and (sometimes) eggs, making this hearty, healthy loaf into a cake. Here, we’ve reinstated the whole-grain beauty of this historical bread packed with whole-grain flour, bran, germ, and even steel cut oats. Whole grains are thirsty, so lots of buttermilk keeps this batter nice and saturated—don’t be discouraged by the wet, sticky dough. Greek yogurt adds a fluffy, creamy tang to decadent salted butter, while matcha adds earthy, grassy, green beauty to this hearty bread.
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.”
Matcha Green Beer
Ready to make your own matcha beer? We partnered up with Seth Piracci, owner of The Starliner bar in Brooklyn, New York, to create a better-for-you alternative to green Guinness for your next St. Patty’s Day party. Matcha will leave you with a naturally colored beer that’s both healthy and extra frothy.
“Irish I had more gold!” Mix
Slow Cooker Beef and Cabbage with Potatoes and Carrots
There's no better way to celebrate St. Paddy than with a showstopping feast of beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. To create the traditional flavor profile of corned beef and cabbage without the traditionally massive sodium spike, we simmer brisket in a strong aromatic spice blend at low and slow heat rather than starting with brined beef. Brisket, like other tough meat cuts, holds up wonderfully in a slow cooker. The meat relaxes and tenderizes in the low heat and long cook time, yielding amazingly tender beef. While flat-cut brisket is leaner than point-cut and so can often be dry and tough when cooked improperly, the slow stewing here keeps the meat juicy and moist.
Matcha Coconut Latte
Matcha, a stone-ground Japanese green tea, has recently been gaining some well-deserved attention. As a more potent source of antioxidants than a cup of steeped tea, it boosts energy, reduces stress, and promotes overall health. Work this green tea powder into your daily afternoon routine with this coconut latte.
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.
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.
Pot o’ Gold Mix
Here's an incredibly delicious blend of sweet and crunchy favorites. It's exactly what the leprechaun wants at the end of the rainbow.
Matcha Yogurt with Sunflower Granola
Seamlessly work matcha into your diet if yogurt is one of your go-to breakfast staples. It pairs incredibly well with sunflower granola and raspberries. Store granola in an airtight container and serve over yogurt for a hearty and nutritious breakfast.
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.
Matcha Pound Cake
You can mix matcha powder into almost any dessert, from cookies to cupcakes to ice cream. It pairs very well with a light and fluffy vanilla cake. Plus, it's perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy!
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.
Green Power Mix
If you find yourself searching Pinterest for St. Patrick’s Day snack mixes, you’re going to come up rather empty-handed. A search returns some ideas that, though cute, don’t even near the healthy hemisphere. This fun and festive snack mix was made for everyone to don some green, avoid the pinches, and say cheers with healthy green drinks and snacks. Imagine a spicy-sweet grouping with lots of crunch!
Rutabaga has a luscious buttery quality when cooked, so naturally, this root veggie shines in mash form. We incorporate potatoes as a way to provide the starch that rutabaga lacks, making for an ultrasilky, comforting hearty spin on classic Irish champ.
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.
Irish Soda Bread
Wild Mushroom and Lentil Cottage Pie
Yukon gold potatoes, mushrooms, soy sauce, and tomato paste boost umami taste in this hearty entrée. If time is a concern, use store-bought, refrigerated mashed potatoes for the topping. A light drizzle of white truffle oil over the finished dish provides an irresistible aroma.
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 crackers.
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.
Roasted Wild Salmon and Dill
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.