Outside of St. Patrick’s Day, Irish cuisine doesn’t get the year-round love and adoration that its European neighbors often get. The culinary experts at The Spice House think that’s a shame. Hearty stews, earthy root vegetables, and fresh seafood exemplify the richness and deliciousness of Irish cuisine. When combined with fresh, flavorful spices, Irish food is absolutely special. But, since it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, we want to spotlight some of our favorite Irish recipes perfect for a flavorful St. Patrick’s Day feast, or at any dinner party throughout the year.
Irish Corned Beef
It simply wouldn’t be a St. Patrick’s Day celebration without corned beef. Corning beef is remarkably easy. And, when you use The Spice House’s rich blend of Corned Beef Spices comprised of 15 unique spices including Turkish bay leaves, yellow and brown mustard seeds, and Tellicherry peppercorns, your corned beef might end up being a year-round favorite. Simply mix 5 tablespoons of our blend into a brine along with a 5 lb. brisket and let it marinate for 4 or 5 days. Or, go the extra step and add in some brown sugar and garlic to make your brine extra flavorful before you brine it for a whole two weeks! Simply follow our Corned Beef Brine recipe below.
Classic Irish Soda Bread
Soda bread is a bread that uses baking soda as a leavening agent instead of traditional yeast. Irish soda breads, in particular, can be sweeter than other soda breads. Our Irish Soda Bread recipe calls for fresh caraway seeds to add special flavor. Add in some Guinness stout for extra Irish flare to create the perfect addition to a St. Patrick’s Day feast.
Guinness Gravy Pot Roast
Is there anything more quintessentially Irish than a freshly poured, foam-topped pint of Guinness? Our Pot Roast Recipe adds a generous serving of this Irish black gold to create a robust take on the traditional pot roast. Serve on top of carrots and potatoes or alongside a fresh loaf of bread to sop up the delicious, savory Guinness gravy.
Chocolate Whiskey Cake
As popular as Guinness is on St. Patrick’s Day, we must not forget Irish whiskey. Our decadent recipe for Chocolate Whiskey Cake incorporates our luxurious Mexican Vanilla Extract and Chocolate Extract. Add in a kick of Irish whiskey and you’ll be enjoying a rich, chocolatey dessert on St. Patrick’s Day.