Irish potato soup uses simple ingredients, which in years gone by were easily available in rural Irish kitchens. When I say this soup is easy to make, I really mean it. There are only seven ingredients – potato, onion, butter, stock, cream, and salt and pepper to taste. My recipe today is for a very […]
Irish Soups And Stews
Soups and stews are wonderful comfort foods and part of my Dublin childhood. Here I share some of my favorite Irish soups and stews - comfort food at its finest. And believe me, as the mother of four kids, I know there's nothing as easy as a one pot meal on a busy day.
Parsnips and apples, with a hint of curry, compliment each other perfectly in this creamy soup. The pairing of parsnips with apples intensifies their sweetness, with an added underlying warmth from the curry powder, making this soup truly satisfying. I love curry flavor, like many Irish people. A teaspoon of mild curry powder, a hint […]
Rutabagas and carrots make a comforting, slightly sweet soup. The combination of deep orange carrots and pale yellow rutabaga flesh, produces an amber colored soup, just perfect for fall. And so, to kick off my soup making recipes for this autumn season, I thought it might be a good idea to start with a simple, […]
Chicken stock lends a robust flavor to all kinds of soups, and can be made inexpensively using the left-over carcass from a roast chicken. Many chicken stock recipes involve simmering a whole chicken, but growing up in Ireland we always used left-over “skeletons” for our stocks. “Waste not, want not” was the motto of my […]