Champ

Champ

I had heard of the Camp for years, but had never made it. It’s a twist on mashed potatoes, but it’s oh so good!

What You’ll Need:
6-8 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into circles
Irish butter (or just regular butter if you want)
Heavy cream
Sea salt
Black Pepper
1 bunch of scallions, chopped
More butter for serving

Boil potatoes in a large pot until tender. Remove from heat and drain. Mash with butter, heavy cream, sea salt and pepper.

While potatoes are cooking saute scallions until just tender and set aside. Once potatoes are mashed, stir cooked scallions into the mashed potatoes until mixed.

To serve place a mound of Champ on your plate and make a small well in the middle to be filled with butter:

Champ

Then eat and enjoy taking a bit of butter with each bite! 🙂

Boxty

Boxty

Apparently there’s an old Irish proverb that if you can make Boxty you’ll get your man! I guess it’s like the old adage here that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach! 😉

What You’ll Need:
1 cup of grated potato
1 cup of mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon of potato starch
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of sea salt
2 tablespoons of melted butter
2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
1/2-3/4 cups of milk

Mix ingredients and form into patties. Pan fry over medium heat in butter or nonstick spray, until browned on each side. Serve warm.

Vegetarian Irish Stew

Vegetarian Irish Stew

Irish Stew is a traditional dish that usually has lamb or beef in it, but I decided that a vegetarian version would be just the thing! It’s thick, warm, hearty and delicious! It definitely hits the spot!

What You’ll Need:
2 tablespoons of Irish butter (or regular butter)
Extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 leek, chopped
2 ribs of celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 parsnips chopped
1 turnip, peeled and chopped
1 large potato, cut into chunks
1 small container of button mushrooms, cut into quarters
1 small container of baby portabella mushrooms, cut into quarters
1-2 teaspoons of dried thyme
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup of Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 box container of vegetable broth

In a large stockpot over medium heat melt butter with some olive oil. Stir in onions, leeks and celery and cook until tender. Add the rest of the veggies and seasonings and top with some Irish whiskey and vegetable broth. Cook for at least two hours until veggies start to break down and stew thickens.

 

Dublin Lawyer

Dublin Lawyer

And last but not least of our Saint Patrick’s Day feast was the Dublin Lawyer! I would guess that it is named thusly since lobster is a bit pricey and lawyers usually make good money, but I’m completely guessing on that front! It’s creamy, rich and oh so delicious! A little most definitely goes a long way!

But truly the most fun part about this dish is you get the set it on fire! I’ve never made a dish you had to do that with before, but I’ve always wanted to! And on Saturday I finally got to give it a whirl! 😉

What You’ll Need:
1- 1/2 to 1 pound lobster, steamed and meat removed
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2-3/4 cup of Jameson Irish Whiskey
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup of heavy cream
2 tablespoons of unbleached all purpose flour

Melt butter and stir in lobster meat into a skillet. Add whiskey and flame the dish:

Dublin Lawyer Flame

Yes, my friends you’re going to light it on fire! (Jamison actually lit it…I think he was afraid I would blow up the kitchen! 😉 Alexis thought it was a hoot that there was a fire burning on the stove top!) Let the flame burn until the alcohol is burned off and the fire extinguishes itself. Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Mix heavy cream with flour until smooth and pour into the skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the mixture is slightly thickened. Serve warm.