It’s time for the luck O’ the Irish! St Patrick’s Day, 17th March, is almost here and what better way to celebrate than through the stomach? It is the way to our hearts, after all.
St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated across the globe, and there’s nothing much more satisfying than finishing the city parade with a mighty feast. Traditionally, hearty Irish meals were used to break the Lenten fast.
HelloFresh Ireland’s Head of Culinary, Hannah Duxbury comments,
“In Ireland, one of the most important parts of the tradition is indulging in a delicious St. Patrick’s Day feast in the evening, think soda bread, thick stews and colcannon.”
Through the day though, it’s all about getting lost in the madness of parades that take over and animate every Irish city, town and village in a sea of green, captivated with the sound of flutes, fiddles and drums.”
Hannah and the team at HelloFresh Ireland have provided some recipes perfect for an after-parade feast:
Sausages with Spinach Colcannon in a rich onion gravy
Colcannon is about as classic an Irish dish as they come. It’s fitting that it’s served alongside another Irish favourite: succulent pork sausages. Topped with rich onion gravy, this might just be the ultimate comfort meal for St. Patrick’s Day!
Hake and Carrot Chowder with warm dipping bread
Ireland prides itself in its seafood, with many fish dishes popular here. Chowder is a thick, creamy soup with seafood at the forefront. Expect hake and hearty veggies, accompanied by warm bread topped with Irish butter—essential for mopping up every last drop.
Hearty Vegetable Stew with rostini
Rich, hearty, warming. These are some of the words that probably spring to mind when you think about a classic comfort dish. This less traditional take on an Irish stew is perfect for keeping you warm after the day parade!
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with butternut squash topping
A vegetarian take on Shepherd’s Pie – lentils replace the lamb, and the creamy butternut squash topping is another unexpected and delicious twist in this healthy but hearty dish.
For more information on the origin of St Patrick’s Day and additional recipes, visit HelloFresh’s St. Patrick’s Day Recipes.