Channel the luck of the Irish with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Here’s a collection of dishes featuring some of our favorite Irish recipes, like corned beef, braised short ribs and colcannon, a mix of mashed potatoes with cabbage and leeks, and (of course!) Irish coffee.
A hearty main course is traditional for St. Paddy’s Day, and it’s also an easy solution for feeding a crowd. Try a one-pot meal of beer-braised corned beef and vegetables, or a slow-cooked beef and stout pie topped with stilton pastry. Or, braise short ribs in stout for toasty flavors and meat that falls off the bone.
For a side dish, make a big pot of colcannon, a peasant dish typically made from leftover potatoes and vegetables. If there are vegetarians in your crowd, skip the bacon — it will still be substantial enough for a meatless main course.
No Irish-themed meal is complete without Irish soda bread, and our version gets a little extra texture from rolled oats. Slice and serve with good Irish butter.
For something sweet, whip up a batch of these butterscotch custards. They make a beautiful presentation, and a splash of whiskey adds a special kick. Purists, use Irish whisky in place of the Scotch. And don’t forget a warm mug of classic Irish coffee (or a Bailey’s version drizzled with salted caramel) to top it off.