-IRISH CUISINE –
What is the typical Irish cuisine?
Due to the agricultural nature of Ireland, Irish cuisine is based on simple, rural dishes. It is dominated by dishes consisting of meat and potatoes. Despite its simplicity and lack of sophisticated flavors, Irish dishes can delight many a gourmet. What traditional dishes from Ireland are worth trying? Here are some of them:
Irish stew – beloved by residents of the Green Island, the traditional Irish stew is prepared with pieces of mutton. It is served with boiled potatoes, carrots and Brussels sprouts and heavily seasoned with thyme;
Champ – Irish-style potatoes in the form of purée stewed with leeks and milk. They are served as a main course or as a side dish to meat dishes. Once considered poor peasant food, champ is now found even in elegant restaurants;
Irish soup – traditional Irish menus include many interesting soups. Usually prepared from vegetables grown on the island. Among the most popular are creamy soups made from potatoes and turnips. Soup lovers will also like the richly flavored Irish fish soup;
Irish casserole – a traditional Irish-style casserole consists of ground beef, potatoes, carrots and green peas. The whole thing can be topped with dark Irish beer;
Irish style eggs – boiled chicken eggs, surrounded by minced meat and panko or breadcrumbs.