Here are some "Irish" recipes that will spice up St. Patrick's Day!
- 1 banana
- 2 cups of lime sherbet
- 2 cups of milk
- Blend all together in a blender and you have a shamrock shake!
- Package of Vanilla Instant Pudding
- Green food coloring
- Make the Vanilla Pudding and add green food coloring.
- 1 Package Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding
- 1 can (20 ounce) crushed pineapple in juice (not drained)
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups Cool Whip Topping
- Stir the pudding mix, pineapple with juice, marshmallows, and nuts in a large bowl.
- Gently stir in the whip topping.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
- 1-4½ pound corned beef brisket
- 4 allspice berries
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 onion, quartered 1 bulb garlic, cut crosswise so each clove is cut in half
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1 whole clove, optional
- 1 medium head cabbage, cut into eighths
- 1½ pounds small (about 1-inch diameter) red potatoes
- Rinse corned beef under running water. Place in large pot. Add allspice, bay leaves, mustard seeds, onion, peppercorns, and clove. Add enough water to cover.
- Bring to a boil, skim any scum if needed. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook about 4 hours, or until fork-tender. Remove and keep warm.
- Strain out spices and vegetables from cooking water. Add cabbage and potatoes. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook 30 minutes until fork tender.
Irish Soda Bread
- 4 tablespoons sweet butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 1 cup currants
- Butter a cookie sheet. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together to combine. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each additition.
- In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to combine.
- Beginning and ending with flour mixture alternately add flour and buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in currants.
- On a generously floured hard surface knead the dough about 4 minutes until smooth and not sticky, adding flour as needed.
- Form into 7½-inch round. Transfer to prepared cookie sheet. Etch an x in the top of the loaf.
- Bake about 1 hour 10 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on. Move to a rack to cool completely before slicing.