St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. And while we’re very excited to wear green and join in on the festivities that encompass this Irish holiday, we’re also looking forward to satisfying our taste buds and cooking up some delicious St. Paddy’s Day-inspired dishes.
So strap on your green cooking apron, get your shamrock oven mitts out and prepare yourself for a feast of Irish proportions!
Here are some recipes that never fail to get us in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!
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Ricotta-stuffed figs are the perfect appetizers for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. These cute and tasty snacks have a soft texture with an added kick of crunch thanks to the pistachios. Your guests won’t be able to keep their hands off these delightful bites at your dinner table! Check out the recipe at Farm Fresh To You.
Irish Leek and Potato Soup
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This savory soup will transport you to Ireland in a heartbeat. The scrumptious blend of carrots, potatoes, leek and bacon will leave you wanting more. Another important thing to note about this dish is that it is high in fiber, and contains folate and vitamin B, which supports the cardiovascular system. Delicious and healthy… what more can you ask for?
Irish Soda Bread
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This recipe from Food & Wine provides a fun and easy way to create a fluffy, buttery pastry that can be served as part of a sandwich and topped off with fromage blanc, smoked salmon, watercress and thinly sliced red onion. This biscuit-like pastry is a great snack on its own but is also perfect for complimenting any existing meal.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
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Can you think of a more Irish recipe than corned beef and cabbage? This dish is a staple of Irish dining at its finest. All Recipes offers a simple way of creating this dish without all the extra hassle. All you need are three pounds of corned beef brisket, ten small red potatoes, five carrots and one large cabbage. This meal will surely satisfy your hungriest guests while providing them with a good amount of nutrients and a whole lot of deliciousness.
St. Patrick’s Day Spinach Pancakes and Corned Beef Hash
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Perfect for breakfast or for any time of day, this recipe from the Food Network is the quintessential meal for any leprechaun or St. Paddy’s Day fan. The green pancakes are made with flour, spinach and cheese, among other things, and are topped off with fried eggs, corned beef hash and chives. Yum!
What Irish-inspired dishes are you cooking up this St. Patrick’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.