Everything from beer to cupcakes turn green for St. Patrick’s Day, but few people know St. Patrick was actually of Italian descent. That’s one reason Doris Italian Market & Bakery takes pride celebrating this Irish holiday. If you stop by one of our markets, you can also enjoy one of the many Irish specialties we make like Irish Soda Bread fresh from our bakery and Corned Beef and Cabbage from our deli.
If you’re handy in the kitchen and would like to try making some delicious Irish food yourself, we’ve gathered a few recipes to get you started.
Irish Soda Bread
A simple tasty treat, Irish Soda Bread gets its name from the baking soda that allows it to rise instead of yeast. Traditionally, it’s made with just flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. But this recipe can go sweet or savory. Some like added raisins or honey while others like to use whole wheat or seeds. Have a slice served with butter or cream cheese.The simple, plain version is perfect for dunking in soups and stews.
Make a loaf with this Irish Soda Bread from the Food Network.
Is their anything more comforting than a Shepard’s Pie? Ground beef or lamb cooked in gravy along with carrots and peas are topped with a thick layer of mashed potatoes. It all adds up to a yummy, affordable casserole that’s satisfying and easy to make.
Alton Brown shares a savory lamb Shephard’s Pie on the Food Network.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Classic salty Corned Beef and Cabbage is perhaps the most iconic Irish dish outside of Ireland. Traditionally served with carrots and potatoes, this meal is filling and delicious.
Bonus: If there is any corned beef leftover, you can chop it up with some diced potatoes and onions to serve with eggs at breakfast the next day.
Try this Corned Beef and Cabbage from Food 52.
Smoked Salmon and Potato Cakes
One thing Ireland has in common with Florida is access to world class seafood from mussels and clams to salmon. Seafood and potatoes feature strongly in Irish cuisine. So while you might associate smoked salmon and potato cakes with your favorite NY deli, they are also popular on the Emerald Isle.
For something on the fancy side, try this recipe for Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Caviar and Dill Cream from Food & Wine.