|I'm going to be cooking this Roasted Cabbage with Lemon on St. Patrick's Day.|
Even if you don't have the tiniest bit of Irish blood, you're still probably aware that next week is St. Patrick's Day. I don't remember my mom ever cooking special food for this day, and since I've been a food blogger I've learned that many foods Americans cook for this holiday are not really Irish at all. I am a little bit Irish, but even so I'm not claiming that my favorites in this post are authentic Irish recipes. Still they're a fun way to celebrate the day. I'm starting with Roasted Cabbage with Lemon, which is a dish I'd happily eat any time of the year, and it's a perfect side dish if you're cooking Corned Beef in the Crockpot.
My dad always wanted to go to Ireland, and the last few years of his life I enjoyed trying different versions of Irish Soda Bread with him. Of course it was really Irish-American Soda Bread, but dad never knew that, and probably wouldn't have cared. Last year we tried this 100% Whole Wheat Brown Soda Bread that's baked in a loaf pan, probably dad's favorite of all the ones we tried.
One famous Irish dish is Colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale, and my recipe for Pureed Cauliflower and Cabbage with Green Onions and Parmesan is kind of a riff on Colcannon. This definitely tastes a lot better than it looks, and I highly recommend it as a green side dish that's also South Beach Diet friendly.
If you'd like a sweeter (and more American) version of soda bread, this Agave-Sweetened 100% Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread was definitely a hit when I made it back in 2009.
Corned Beef with Veggies and Horseradish Sauce in the crockpot. I'm shopping this weekend to buy my corned beef.
Are you cooking anything special for St. Patrick's Day this year? Let us know in the comments how your family likes to celebrate this holiday!