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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!

Nettle Soup

This simple soup is a classic dish in Ireland. This recipe calls for dried nettle leaf, but if you can get your hands on fresh nettle tops use those instead. However, extend the cooking time to 40 minutes and puree the soup in a food processor before serving.

1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon whole oats
4 cups vegetable stock
4 cups dried nettle
Sea salt
Black pepper, coarsely ground

Melt the butter in large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add the oats and cook until lightly browned, stirring continuously. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Add the dried nettle leaf and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

More Traditional Irish Recipes....

Slow Roasted Pork Loin with Lemon, Garlic & Basil

Nettle Soup


Creamed Kale

Irish Soda Bread

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