St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated around the world to remember Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. This holiday has been celebrated in the U.S. since the 18th century when Irish immigrants brought the tradition with them. Since then, it has become a worldwide celebration of Irish culture, with parades, parties, and traditional Irish food and drinks.
Every year on March 17th, people everywhere dress in green, attend parades, and celebrate. From the shamrock to the leprechaun, St Patrick’s Day celebrations can be a fun way to celebrate Ireland.
Here are a few traditional St Patrick’s day dishes.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional dish enjoyed by Irish immigrants and their descendants. The main ingredients are corned beef, usually brisket, and cabbage. It is often accompanied by potatoes and carrots, as well as other vegetables. The term “corned” comes from the large grains of salt used to preserve the meat during its long cooking time. This dish is sometimes also referred to as Irish bacon due to the resemblance of corned beef to bacon.
Most recipes call for boiling the corned beef in water with herbs and spices such as bay leaves and peppercorns, then adding the vegetables during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking. The resulting meal is savory, filling, and a popular dish among many people of Irish descent. Corned beef and cabbage can be served alone or with sides like boiled potatoes or colcannon for a more complete meal.
Traditional Irish Colcannon
Traditional Irish Colcannon is made with mashed potatoes, cabbage, and leek and is cooked with buttery goodness. This hearty dish can be served with corned beef or Irish stew, or it can be enjoyed on its own. The creamy, buttery mash combined with the crunchy cabbage and leek creates a unique flavor profile that is sure to please any palate.
Irish Lamb Stew
Irish Lamb Stew is a hearty and delicious meal that has been enjoyed for generations. The stew is made with tender chunks of lamb, potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and herbs simmered together in a flavorful broth. The carrots add sweetness and a vibrant orange hue to the dish. This traditional Irish stew is ideal for cold winter nights or as a comforting Sunday family dinner. It’s sure to fill bellies and warm hearts with its warmth and flavor.
Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day Meal Out?
If you don’t want to cook St. Patrick’s food for yourself, you could always go out for something to eat. At Nelson’s Diner, we have a robust menu with specials for every kind of St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Our “Dine In” or “To Go” menu includes:
- Corned Beef An’ Cabbage $17.99
- Corned Beef Sandwich $13.99
- Shepards Pie $16.99
- Split Peasoup $4.99
Visit Nelson’s at 438 S Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, and eat in style at our 50s-themed classic diner. No time to stop in? Order online! You can bring your favorites home with you to enjoy.