St. Patrick’s Day Feast: Irish Inspired Recipes with CHEF iQ

St. Patrick’s Day Feast: Irish Inspired Recipes with CHEF iQ


As March rolls in, so does the perfect opportunity to dive deep into Irish cuisine's rich (often underrepresented) diversity. While the customary corned beef and cabbage, accompanied by a pint or two of green beer, might dominate menus in Irish bars and households across the U.S. on St. Patrick's Day, the traditional fare in Ireland paints a different picture of the holiday's culinary celebrations.


In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is more of a familial affair, with festivities often starting with a morning mass, followed by parades and culminating in a gathering around the dining table for a feast. Contrary to popular belief abroad, dishes like slow-cooked beef or lamb stews, served with colcannon—a buttery mash of potatoes with cabbage folded in—are the stars of the day, embodying the true essence of Irish soul food.


While corned beef does find its place in the Irish-American palette, the authentic Irish table leans more towards bacon and cabbage, reveling in the simplicity and comfort of traditional dishes that utilize seasonal produce. From spring lamb roasts scented with rosemary to heartwarming pies and the cherished Guinness and Beef Pie, the culinary tradition of Ireland on St. Patrick's Day is a testament to the country's rich culinary heritage and the emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients.


The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker and its accompanying app bring the magic of these Irish flavors into your kitchen, making exploring and enjoying traditional Irish dishes and contemporary interpretations easier. With a selection of recipes that celebrate the essence of Irish cuisine, the CHEF iQ ecosystem invites you to embark on a culinary journey this St. Patrick's Day.

Irish Coffee

This authentic Irish Coffee recipe combines the warmth of coffee with the richness of Irish whiskey. It is sweetened with brown sugar and topped with Baileys-flavored whipped cream. A perfect after-dinner treat, this indulgent beverage captures the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, inviting you to savor the flavors of Ireland beyond March 17th.


Ingredients: Coarsely ground coffee beans, light brown sugar, water, heavy cream, granulated sugar, Irish cream liqueur, Irish whiskey, and chocolate shavings for garnish.


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Irish Soda Bread

Soda bread is sweet and crumbly, a staple on Irish tables, and pairs perfectly with butter or jam. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker ensures that your soda bread comes out just right, offering a taste of Ireland you'll want to enjoy year-round.


Ingredients: All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, sugar, unsalted butter, large egg, raisins, and water.


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Irish Stout Stew

This beef stew infuses Irish stout's deep, rich flavors, a hearty and satisfying dish for cold evenings. The Smart Cooker tenderizes the beef to perfection while melding the flavors of the vegetables and stout into a comforting stew that pairs wonderfully with mashed potatoes or crusty bread.


Ingredients: Beef chuck, carrots, parsnips, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, tomato paste, Irish stout, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, cornstarch, water, peas, parsley.


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Shepherd's Pie

A quintessential Irish dish, Shepherd's Pie combines ground lamb and beef under a crust of golden, Parmesan-fortified mashed potatoes. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker simplifies the process, ensuring each layer of this classic dish cooks perfectly and delivers a warm and hearty meal.


Ingredients: Olive oil, yellow onion, garlic cloves, carrot, thyme, rosemary, ground lamb, lean ground beef, salt, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, frozen peas, beef broth, russet potatoes, butter, half and half, Parmesan, sliced chives.


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As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, let the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker be your guide to exploring the flavors of Ireland. From the robust heartiness of Irish stews to the simple pleasure of freshly baked soda bread, these recipes offer a glimpse into the culinary traditions that make St. Patrick's Day a celebration of Irish culture and cuisine. Whether you're honoring your Irish heritage or simply looking to expand your culinary repertoire, the CHEF iQ ecosystem makes bringing a taste of Ireland into your home easy.