Tasting in Ireland ... Get to know some of the country's most iconic dishes
Food and the way it is prepared are closely linked to its environment, the climate and also to history. The dishes of Ireland stand out for how traditional they are, most of the ingredients are fresh. In addition, the cuisine in Ireland offers quality in its products: tender meats, legumes and fresh garden products, fish and seafood caught in a traditional way, they are the delicious ingredients of traditional recipes of home-made food, where soups and stews will enchant you. . Potato is a fundamental ingredient of Irish cuisine, especially revered since the Great Irish Famine, there are a variety of ways in which the potato is served: boiled, cooked, roasted or fried. Meals are usually accompanied with soda bread, which is characterized by substituting baking soda for yeast. It is a tasty and quick bread to make and of course, beer can not be missing in each dish.
If we talk about celebrating, Ireland has culinary festivals where you will find the Oyster Festival in Galway, it takes place on September 20, the Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival in the month of July, also the Kinsale Gastronomic Festival that takes place performed in October.
Within some typical dishes you will find:
Irish breakfast: Despite its name, this dish can be eaten at any time of the day. It is a kind of combination dish that includes sausages, fried eggs, bacon, cooked tomato, black pudding very similar to blood sausage or white pudding similar to sausage and fried potato farls.
Seafood Chowder: It is a typical Irish soup of fish, seafood and a little vegetable that is distinguished by being very tasty and dense. It really is more of a cream. It can be served in a bowl as a starter, but it is also served on a loaf of bread as a main. It is cooked with cream and each pub or restaurant prepares it with a different touch, thicker, lighter, with more fish or more prawns, etc.
Irish Beef and Guinness Stew: This beef stew made for hours over low heat is one of the favorites of the Irish for the deep flavor that Guinness beer gives it, also responsible for its characteristic dark brown color. It is a potent food for the harsh winter days.
Cottage Pie: It is a very popular beef pie. It is made by letting the meat cook very slowly in meat broth accompanied by a variety of vegetables. Then it is covered with mashed potatoes and baked in the oven. It is a fairly caloric dish. Variants can be found in which instead of beef the main ingredient is fish or lamb meat.
Carrot Cake: It is one of the most popular cakes in Ireland. The carrot cake with a sweet flavor and a touch of spice. Despite being the main ingredient, the flavor of the carrot is barely appreciated. It also has crushed walnuts, cinnamon and a layer of sweet cheese on top that gives it an incredible look and taste.