45 Recipes To Kick Off Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day food, you might think of corned beef and cabbage — but that’s just the beginning. Whether you’re serving a full sit-down meal loaded with traditional regional dishes or hosting a pub-hopping pre-game, we’ve rounded up 45 recipes to help you get into the spirit of the holiday.
It’s the day of shamrocks, pots of gold, rainbows, and green graphic tee shirts that challenge "Kiss Me, I’m Irish" in block letters. (Are you feeling lucky yet?) Folks around the world have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for over 1,000 years, during which time they’ve paraded, laid down sick shanties on the bagpipes, and literally dyed their rivers green. (Shout out to Chicago foodies.)
While the way people celebrate may change over the years, one festivity has always remained constant: a feast. Even during the earliest celebrations, since St. Patrick’s Day falls during Lent, observant Christian families were officially allowed to ignore Lenten fasting rituals and dig into a meaty, bready, decadent holiday meal. Here are some ideas to help you plan yours.