St. Patrick's Day Recipes - Easy and Fun Recipes

Bring good luck to your St Patrick’s Day with these remarkable meals, beverages and desserts. These St Patrick’s Day recipes will put a little jig in your step! Even if you aren’t Irish, you will feel like you are when you try these delectable savory and sweet dishes.

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and you may be wondering what to do for meal planning on this festive occasion. St Patrick’s Day recipes are fun and many have bright colors with rainbows and all! Cabbage Roll Soup could also be considered a St. Patrick’s Day recipe and it’s one we really love.

I wanted to make your menu planning incredibly simple and give you sort of a one-stop-shop for St Patrick’s Day recipes.

Appetizer for St Patrick’s Day


Healthy Fruit Skewers for st patrick’s day



You will need:
green fruits – apple, pear, honeydew melon, kiwi, grapes
wooden skewers
green ribbon or washi tape

How to:
slice the apples, pears, & kiwi to your desired size and shape
*important* when cutting the melon be sure to cut them into
a large rectangular shape – they will be the base of the skewer and hold it upright.
to assemble:
slide the fruit onto the skewer and fill about 1/2 way
(you don’t want it to be too top heavy)
use the melon as the base of the skewer so that it will stand upright
to diplay:
place the skewers on a flat plate
use ribbon or washi tape to adorn the top

Main Course for St Patrick’s Day


GUINNESS BEEF STEW (IRISH STEW RECIPE



HOW TO MAKE GUINNESS BEEF STEW

Slice beef into roughly 2 inch pieces.
Season beef and brown in dutch oven, then transfer to a plate.
Add in onion and garlic, and cook several minutes, until softened.
Cook bacon pieces until browned.
Add flour and stir well, then pour in Guinness beer, scraping the bottom of the pot.
Add tomato paste, celery, carrots, parsnip, seasonings, coffee and chicken stock.  Return beef back to the pot.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.
Add potatoes and prunes and simmer for another 30-40 minutes.
Remove bay leaves and enjoy!

COOKING TIPS FOR IRISH STEW

Brown the beef –  if possible… I know it’s an extra step, but I love the extra flavor it adds!
Use sturdy potatoes – I love to use baby Yukon gold potatoes.  They’re so buttery, yet they are sturdy and hold up well to a long cooking time.  Plus, there’s no need to peel them, just halve or quarter them after washing.
Use tomato paste in a tube – Since you only need a little bit for this recipe, I find using tubed tomato paste easier than figuring out what to do with the remaining 5 oz of the can.
The prunes – are optional, but I highly recommend them.  Both the Guinness and the coffee can be a bit bitter, and the prunes really help alleviate that.
Don’t forget to dip some crusty bread into the stew!

Drink for St. Patrick's Day


Leprechaun’s Kiss Cocktail



Ingredients

1/2 C. 4 oz. Orange Juice
1/4 C. 2 oz. Blue Curacao
1/4 C. 2 oz. Vodka
Splash of Sprite
Ice
Garnishments:
Rainbow Sprinkles
Honey

Instructions

Dip rim of a hurricane cocktail glass in honey and then sprinkles until coated.
Fill glass 3/4 with ice.
Add Blue Curacao, vodka, and orange juice; stir lightly.
Top with a splash of Sprite.
Enjoy!

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