Having people over tonight for St. Patty’s and haven’t thought about what you’re going to serve? No problem! Just a few easy-to-prepare platters of goodies, plus some Irish beer, are all you need to please your crowd. First, make an Irish cheese platter:
Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and other stores with hefty cheese sections have some great options for Irish-style cheeses. You can find Kerrygold Dubliner (a terrific sharp Irish cheddar) just about anywhere, and around this time of year most stores will have Kerrygold’s cheddar with porter or Guinness. Serve these in cubes alongside some fresh herbs, roasted or steamed baby potatoes, and browned sausage slices.
Corned Beef & Cabbage Rolls: These are the lazy man’s way of serving corned beef and cabbage. Simply buy prepared corn beef, rye bread, Savoy cabbage, and some mayo & mustard and you’re ready to roll. These are hearty enough to feel like a meal, even though they’re served as an appetizer.
If you’re still looking for ideas, Cooking Light has some delicious and fairly simple healthy Irish recipes to add to your spread.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!