Firm white fish pairs deliciously with shrimp when baked in a creamy cheese casserole. Seafood cheese bake is a favorite Irish recipe, and here’s my version of this traditional dish. When my mom cooked a seafood bake she liked to use cod and was not a big fan of shrimp or prawns as they are […]
Irish Main Dishes
Many Americans are surprised to learn that corned beef and cabbage is seldom eaten in Ireland. It is in fact an Irish American tradition. In my homeland bacon and cabbage is probably the most traditional of all Irish dinners. In this section I'll share some old favorites for an Irish dinner like fish and chips, and I'll also add some modern day Irish favorites like chicken curry, even if these recipes are inspired by international cuisine.
Fish cakes are Irish traditional fare at its very best, and are created by combining mashed potatoes, flaked cooked fish and herbs, then formed into individual cakes, and coated in bread crumbs before frying. This is a perfect recipe for using left over mashed potatoes, if such a thing ever exists. But don’t worry you […]
Irish boxty is a potato pancake made with grated raw potato, mashed potato, flour, buttermilk and baking soda. In recent years the popularity of boxty has soared with the introduction of thinner boxty pancakes wrapped around savory fillings. My version of this delectable Irish delight comes with a filling of chicken, mushrooms, bacon and white […]
My chicken tenders are made from chicken tenderloins, coated in panko bread crumbs and grated parmesan cheese, then baked until golden and crispy – a firm favorite in our house. Chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, chicken sticks, chicken goujons, or whatever you choose to call them, these chicken tenderloins feature on our dinner menu […]
Chicken curry may have originated in India, but it is a firm dinner favorite throughout the Emerald Isle. Many Irish people purchase their curries at local Chinese take-outs, but I prefer to cook mine from scratch. A few chopped apples and raisins add a perfect sweet surprise to this dish. Whether you like to eat […]