15 Delicious Irish Mains

Maybe it’s a counter to the Irish potato famine but Irish food today is delicious and plentiful.  This selection of 15 Delicious Irish Mains, some with a few new twists,  is sure to inspire you.

The last time my husband and I were in Ireland we made the mistake of ordering in a restaurant the way we would in Canada. We would order an appetizer and a main each and then hope there was room to split a dessert.  In Dublin my appetizer was two pounds (!) of mussels with a delicious broth and lots of bread to sop it up.  The lamb nestled in rich gravy with mounds of potatoes and vegetables didn’t stand a chance of being finished.  No way we could even think about dessert!  It took us most of the week to get the hang of ordering.  First we split an appetizer and each had a main. Still couldn’t do dessert.  Then we split an appetizer and split a main.  I don’t remember ever getting to dessert so I don’t think that worked either.  I do recall by the end of the week were were ordering only an appetizer – maybe one each, maybe shared.  Irish portions are generous!

You will love the selection of classic Irish mains below. Hopefull you will have room for dessert so you will need to check out this round up of Boozy Irish Desserts  and Drinks!  Oh… and if you want bread on the side check out 10 Amazing Irish Breads.

Irish Stout Onion Soup by Running to the Kitchen

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St. Patrick’s Irish Cheddar Soup by Simple Nourished Living

St-Patrick-Irish-Cheddar-Soup

Irish Scallop Bisque by Beyond Mere Sustenance

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One Hour Guinness Irish Stew by The Wine Lover’s Kitchen

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Walnut Crusted Salmon with Guinness Reduction by Mom Foodie

Guinness-Salmon-with-Walnut-Crust

Beer Braised Sausage and Slaw by  The Weeknight Chef

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Irish Potato Jackets by The Organic Kitchen

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Irish Car Bomb Burger by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

 

Irish-Car-Bomb-Burger

 

Slow Cooker Corned Beef by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

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Pressure Cooker Corned Beef with Horseradish Sauce by Kalyn’s Kitchen

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Smoked Salmon Tartlets by Karen’s Kitchen Stories

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Guinness Lamb Stew by Upstate Ramblings

guinness-lamb-stew

 

Boxty-Irish Potato Pancake by Krumpli

Boxty

 

Colconnan-Irish Mashed Potatoes with Leeks and Cabbage by Lord Byron’s Kitchen

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Reuben Topped Irish Nachos by Two Healthy Kitchens

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Maybe it's a counter to the Irish potato famine but Irish food today is delicious and plentiful.  This selection of 15 Delicious Irish Mains, some with a few new twists,  is sure to inspire yo

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