Some of the most flavorsome dishes prepared in the world are credited to the very popular Irish cuisine. The traditional dishes made by the people of Ireland have a unique flavor and taste. The crusty soda breads, fresh oysters, potato pancake, Irish Stew, Irish Coffee and delectable hand made cheese should never be missed out, when you are relishing an Irish meal. With the abundance of seafood and the best supply of lamb, Irish cuisine satisfies the taste buds of the non-vegetarians to the fullest. It has a number of recipes for the 'strictly vegetarian' people as well. Go through the following lines to check out more information on the traditional food of Ireland.
Irish stew (made from lamb, beef or mutton), Coddle (boiled pork sausages), Potato Bread, Bacon and Cabbage (boiled together in water), and Boxy (potato pancake) are some of the most popular traditional dishes that form a part of Ireland cuisine. Coddle is very popular in Dublin. Ireland is famous for its traditional breakfast, which typically consists of bacon, egg, sausage, black and white pudding, fried tomato. The meal is generally fried or grilled and includes fried potato slices as well.
Irish people love to relish the Irish black pudding, a traditional recipe made from a mixture of cow's/ pig's/ sheep's blood, milk, salt, fat and breadcrumbs. When it comes to beverages, the traditional Irish coffee tops the menu. The hot beverage is made from Irish whiskey, blended with sugar and coffee and topped with thick cream. Apart from this, the cuisine of the country is also famous for Colcannon, a dish made of potato and Curly Kale. Soda Bread, Wheaten Bread, Soda Farls, and Blaa are the traditional Irish breads.
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The late 20th century saw the emergence of Irish cuisine, based on traditional ingredients, but prepared in new and unique ways. Irish dishes are prepared by keeping potato, fresh vegetables, oysters, shellfish, fish (salmon and trout) and, the traditional, soda bread as the basic ingredients. The present day Irish cuisine is largely influenced by the dishes prepared in Europe. The Western culture has been adopted in certain selected foods. Today, you will see the Italian pizza, Chinese food and some West African and Polish dishes being prepared at restaurants in Ireland. You can also get the ingredients for Indian, European, Mexican and Chinese dishes, in the supermarkets of the country.