St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Apricot Glazed Corned Beef

St. Patrick's Day is only one week away and that means that it is time to start planning your St. Patrick's Day menu. I always enjoy planning my St. Patrick's Day meal as the dishes are always interesting and tasty! It is a great time to cook with some alcohol such as an Irish beer, stout or ale or an Irish whisky or even some Irish cream. Corned beef is of course a favourite for a main but there are plenty of options and lets not forget that there are some really nice desserts. If you do make some corned beef, be sure to make a lot because the leftovers can be even better than the dish that they came from. Here are a few of my St. Patrick's Day recipe favourites:

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake

You will have to forgive me for starting with dessert; normally the main course holds more interest for me but this Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake is so unbelievably good that I have to mention it first. Guinness and chocolate are an amazing flavour combination and the Guinness brings out even more chocolaty goodness. If there is only one thing that you make for St. Patrick's Day this year, this should be it!


Apricot Glazed Corned Beef

My all time favourite main course for St. Patrick's Day has to be corned beef, probably more for the leftovers, and this Apricot Glazed Corned Beef is a great way to go. I commonly serve this with a side of Colcannon, which is a Irish form of mashed potatoes with cabbage and bacon, along with some sauteed cabbage with, you guessed it, even more bacon.


Irish Lamb Stew

Another great option for St. Patrick's Day is an Irish Lamb Stew and this one uses Guinness in the broth. Serve with some freshly homemade Irish Soda Bread to help soak up all of that tasty broth.


Corned Beef Glazed in Honey and Mustard

A close second for corned beef is this Corned Beef Glazed in Honey and Mustard and to make things easier you can cook some cabbage, carrots and potatoes in the same pot as the corned beef.


Steak and Guinness Pie

If you are looking for an alternative to corned beef then this Steak and Guinness Pie is hard to beat with its light and flaky all butter crust and slowly braised until falling apart tender beef and cheddar filling!


Crispy Beer Battered Fish Sandwich

When I think about Irish food I often arrive at fish and chips and last year I tried something new, a Crispy Beer Battered Fish Sandwich. The fish is coated in a Guinness based batter and it is fried until the coating is nice and crispy and the fish is moist, tender and flaky and once cooked I place it into a sandwich along with some coleslaw. and tartar sauce. When served with a side of homemade fries it is just like a fish and chips meal in sandwich form.


Chocolate Stout Cake with Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting

If the Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake sounds too rich for you then this light, fluffy and moist Chocolate Stout Cake with Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting is definitely the way to go.


Reuben Sandwich

The first thing that I do with my corned beef leftovers is to make a Reuben Sandwich which I like to butter up and grill until the dark rye is nice and toasty and the swiss cheese has melted. If you are on the more adventurous side then try adding some kimchi to the mix to make a Kimchi Reuben Sandwich which has some bite. (Trust me it is really good!)


Reuben Dip

A Reuben Dip is a fantastic way to satisfy your snacking desires and another great way to enjoy some of that leftover corned beef.


Reuben Quesadillas

If quesadillas are more your style then you are going to want to try these Reuben Quesadillas.


Corned Beef, Cabbage and Kimchi Burrito

A new favourite, that I made for the first time last year, is this Corned Beef, Cabbage and Kimchi Burrito which also includes some avocado salsa verde and plenty of melted cheese in the filling.

25 comments:

Kim said...

Good Gracious - now I don't know which one to make - these all sound awesome! Thanks for sharing....I already have my brisket that I typically do in the crockpot with guiness, garlic, bay leaves and whole peppercorns. This is one of our faves but again, Wow these all sound fantastic too. :)

Kay Johnson said...

As always Kevin, great photos and fabulous recipes!
Nice round up of classic Irish dishes!

Kay Johnson
andtheniateit.com

Nina said...

Oh yum...they looks delicious:)

Andrew said...

You've made my mouth water! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful food! There's not one dish or dessert I'd not gobble eagerly.

Cheers,

Rosa

mireia badia said...

I had alread spotted the Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake for St. Patricks, it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

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Jessica said...

Great pictures!

Lots and lots of inspiring possibilities for St Patty's day, but I think I might try out the steak and Guinness Pie.

Can't wait to give it a shot!

Girl With A Pearl Earring said...

Oh my oh my oh my!! These all look incredible. My mouth is watering. Too bad I gave up meat for lent. As soon as it's over though, I will make every last one of these recipes!

Robyn said...

oh my goodness-it all looks great! I love hearty meals like this. I might just have to make the cheesecake for a friend for st. paddy's night

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Oh yum. That chocolate cheesecake looks so good.

Kathleen Richardson said...

You do know how to make a girl drool! Great ideas and great photos, Kevin.

Charlette Finley said...

Oh my if you cannot find something really yummy to make for St. Pat's day you came to the right spot. So many great recipes to try. Which one is the problem. Thanks for sharing all of them. So glad I found your blog. It's a joy to see what you come up with. I have many of your recipes.

Lorraine said...

What an array of wonderful dishes for St. Pats day. Classics all, but all with a little twist to make them more interesting.

Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker said...

Love! I'm doing a Guinness theme this week so very similar! Lovely food and pictures as always Kevin!

Pim said...

Kevin these look super tasty!! I'll definitely try to give some a whirl this year - especially the desserts!! Cheers and Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

Pim said...

Kevin!! These looks super tasty and I'll definitely give some a whirl this year - esepcially the desserts!! Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

shrazzi said...

Steak and Guinness Pie. Brilliant!

Mary Haddock said...

This blog is so cool! Awesome!

Diane said...

Those Irish sure know how to eat well!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Holy moly! I want to try all of them, like right now....;

kellypea said...

I am groaning reading through this post. Seriously. We've been on a diet for over two months and I think I'd die for most of what's here. Okay -- all of it. I have a small piece of corned beef to cook in the freezer but am thinking I may do something a bit different this year...

Cuisinart TOB-40 said...

This cole slaw looks delicious. I love you.

Justin Postma said...

With these meals it may be St. Patricks day every day!

Lynn said...

Everything looks so good, Kevin. Where to start, where to start? :)

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