Traditional Irish Food

Dishes from Ireland : Our Favorite Dishes of Ireland

People typically associate Irish recipes with Irish stew, boiled bacon with cabbage and warm rounds of soda bread – these hearty dishes have long been part of Irish households and continue to appear regularly on most dining tables across Ireland.

Irish cuisine isn’t limited to popular fare; there are also numerous more sophisticated recipes passed down through generations that remain obscure but now can be found in numerous cookery books, along with newer offerings that represent Ireland’s contemporary culinary tradition.

Family historians find immense pleasure in studying the original cooking methods and ingredients employed by their ancestors.

As I have currently committed my time and resources to family commitments, it will not be ready until later this year and downloaded from this page as soon as it’s complete.

As it currently stands, this draft contains recipes for several dishes (with more to come):

Irish Stew (the national dish) and Oven Baked Ham with Boiled Bacon and Cabbage (both firm favorites of mine) are firm favorites of mine; as are Plum Pudding and Cheesey Fruity or Plain Buttermilk Scones as Christmas dessert. Buttermilk Scones also represent Irish culture as they contain its basic soda bread recipe – perfect to get into the Irish spirit!

Goose for Celebrations
Turkey was introduced to Ireland during the late 17th century, but only became popular as an option for celebrations three centuries later.

Before that time, goose was often chosen as the special dish to mark special events and in Ireland three times annually it could be found on tables as part of its annual repertoire of meals.

Michelmas (29 September), St Martin’s Eve (11 November), and Christmas Day (25th December). At Christmas time goose was often eaten alongside spiced beef which was considered an exceptional delicacy well into the 20th century.