Three Course Irish Pub Menu: Just Add Beer

Celebrate the Emerald Isle that is known for its hearty cuisine, good bread, and free-flowing beers and whiskeys. Their flavors are directly influenced by their history and the traditional crops grown. Try out this three-course meal based on Irish pub fare, with a twist.
By Annelise McAuliffe

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APPETIZER- Mini Smoked Salmon and Potato CakesSalmonCakes465

These mini seafood and mashed potato cakes are a great appetizer to pair with a stout and are popular in Ireland with fresh fish at the seaside pubs. Fried, but not too heavy, this pub item is a great way to start a meal.
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MAIN COURSE – Pork Sausages and Potatoes in Irish Red Ale or Brown Sugar and Dijon Glazed Corned Beef and Cabbage with Red PotatoesScreen-Shot-2013-07-02-at-4-1.01.15-PM-495x438

Dublin Coddle is a traditional poor-man’s dish of potatoes, bacon, and pork sausages that goes way back. Apparently the term “coddle” is used because the food is actually coddled, or simmered, for several hours in liquid. The great thing about this dish is that it can be made with beer! Warm and filling, this is great pub fare to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
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This traditional Irish dinner of boiled corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, and carrots does not lack flavor. Stick to the ribs, this pub meal is great today, and even better tomorrow as a leftover sandwich filling.
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DESSERT – Chocolate Irish Whiskey Moussemousse

While it would be surprising to find any dessert other than pudding or sweet loaves in a pub, this adult dessert is a great way to enjoy quality chocolate and Irish whiskey. It is light, foamy, airy, yet has intense chocolate flavor enhanced by a bit of coffee and whiskey.
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