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Creamed Kale - Traditional Irish Recipes

In the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day is typically celebrated with a dinner of corned beef and cabbage (and you already know how to make that). However, this is an Americanized dish and not traditional Irish table fare at all. In fact, you’re more likely to be served boiled bacon or sausages while visiting Ireland. Here we present the “real deal,” with some authentic, traditional recipes that truly represent the culture and spirit of the Irish people. Erin Go Brach!

Creamed Kale

2 pounds kale, washed and trimmed
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated, if possible)
Salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the trimmed kale leaves to the water and boil until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and let the kale cool enough to handle. When cooled, finely chop the kale.

In another saucepan, melt the butter. Add the stock and stir. Add the kale and seasoning. Slowly add the cream. Cook over low heat until sauce thickens, stirring frequently so the cream doesn’t curdle. When hot, the dish is ready to serve.

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Slow Roasted Pork Loin with Lemon, Garlic & Basil

Nettle Soup


Creamed Kale

Irish Soda Bread

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