I’m doing some research for a client for their St. Patrick’s Day menu, and I’m a bit stumped. It seems there are a few dishes that are a “given” for that holiday, but I’m looking for something a little more inspiring. Can you help?
Obviously, corned beef and cabbage would make the list, along with some form of potatoes, green beer, Guinness in one of many forms (beverage, stew, cake) and of course, the highly coveted Shamrock Shake (from McDonalds!)
But I’m hoping you have some new creative ideas for a fun new decade. What says “St. Patricks Day’s” or “Irish Food” to you? Please add your thoughts to the comments below and let’s see what we can whip up – that goes beyond the old green food coloring trick!
NOTE: You might be amused by the “Find the Shake” web site that posts “sightings” of the Shamrock Shake across the country…but I have to wonder, is it really an endangered species?! And yet, such a great childhood memory…
Lesley HobbsMarch 25, 2010 12:38 pm
I know I am a little late seeing this but could not resist commenting 🙂
If you are wondering what the Irish eat for Paddy’s Day, well, we often had roast lamb, especially if there was a big family dinner planned.
I often tell people no self-respecting Irish person would ever drink green beer but we do drink plenty of regular beer including Guinness which is often embellished with a shamrock by a particularly talented barman.
Other trad Irish meals would be a big slap-up breakfast including rashers (bacon) and black and white pudding. My mother used to cook coddle often though I did not eat it. Dessert is generally quite plain, apple pie (nothing like the American version) and custard, gingerbread, rice pud, bread and butter pud.
The list is endless.
Best wishes with your new venture,