Traditionally, I’m not a big Saint Patrick’s Day person. I never go to parties, I think artificially green food is pretty gross and until a year or two ago, I didn’t like beer. Still, it’s just not Saint Patrick’s Day without corned beef and I always make sure to cook some.
This year as the links to Saint Patrick’s Day recipes came my way I decided to do a bit more than usual. Last week I made Mark Bittman’s Beef Stew with Guinness which was unique because I never make beef stew (or really beef anything) and it was my first time drinking or cooking with Guinness. The stew turned out amazing and was perfect for the cold weather we’re hoping goes away soon.
Yesterday I made Little Bitty Bake’s Irish Soda Bread. I didn’t remember liking Irish soda bread but I figured it deserved another try. I added raisins and a tablespoon of caraway seeds. Not only is the bread quick and easy to make, it tasted awesome. Another loaf may be in my near future, the loaf didn’t last very long.
Dinner last night was Dijon Corned Beef In the Slow Cooker from A Year of Slow Cooking. The recipe has become my go-to for corned beef; this year I used spicy brown mustard instead of Dijon. I served the meat with roasted potatoes and sautéed cabbage seasoned with dill and garlic powder.
Food Republic answers the question “Does Guinness really have as many calories as a Bud Light?” and gives us 11 facts you probably didn’t know about Guinness.
6 Beer Alternatives to Guinness, also from The Daily Meal
6 Irish Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home (Serious Eats)
Have you ever wondered if corned beef is really Irish? Smithsonian Magazine has the answer, plus more on the history of Irish food.
Corned Beef Poutine with Guinness Gravy (Closet Cooking)
Traditional colcannon (The Chicago Tribune)
25 Epic Potato Side Dishes (Food Republic)
Rachel Allen’s Irish Stew (Serious Eats)
Irish Nachos ( Food Republic)
No More Boiled Cabbage-3 alternative cabbage ideas (Table Matters)
A Dozen Recipes for Slawless Cabbage (NY Times)
Mushroom Stout Pie with Potato Biscuits (Post Punk Kitchen)
20 Green Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day (Food Republic)
100 Ways to Cook with Guinness (Serious Eats)
Corned Beef Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Corned Beets, Guinness Chocolate Sauce, Guinness French Onion Soup and much, much more on Closet Cooking.
Baked Good and Sweets:
Irish Scones (Darling Magazine)
Irish Soda Bread With Caraway and Raisins (Serious Eats)
Gluten-Free Irish Soda Cakes (From Scratch Club)
Brown Soda Bread from Homemade Winter (Food in Jars)
Soda Bread Buns (NY Times)
Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake (Serious Eats)
Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey (Food&Wine)
Lucky Charms Magic Munch (Bakerella)
Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake (Shutterbean)
10 (Not Just Green) Sweets to Make for Saint Patrick’s Day (Serious Eats)
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!