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Eat in Ireland

In Ireland a typical menu always include the Irish trinity of meat, vegetables, and potatoes; a healthy combination that may be served separately or altogether.

For modern Irish cuisine, young Irish chefs are taking old Irish ingredients and presenting them in new ways. The only problem is that the prices on these more modern restaurants are much higher than in traditional cuisine.

Some of the most popular Irish Dishes are:
  • Oysters: These once were food for the poor, because is a no-frills food. Oysters commonly are served on ice with a helping of seaweed.
  • The Full Irish: Some consider this a day's intake of calories in one sitting, but extremely enjoyable, that is the reason is called "heart attack on a platter". This Irish food combine: eggs, sausages, bacon, black and white puddings (sausage), mushrooms, baked beans, grilled tomato, potato farls and fried bread. All accompanied by slices of toast, jam, marmalade, sauces and copious amounts of tea or coffee.

  • Fresh Salmon: Salmon was one of the most common fish in Ireland and a basic ingredient of the Irish kitchen, although is delicacy in other countries. However the most popular way to enjoy salmon is simply smoked, either on bread, with scrambled egg or simply with a salad side.

  • Lamb: Is not an everyday dish; the best parts are fine cutlets or a traditional rack of lamb. Although suicidal lambs and sheep may provide your daily bit of frisson on Irish roads, their meat is expensive.

  • Irish stew: It was a typical food for peasants, however now prices could be affordable more by high bourgeoisie. Basically contains lamb, onions, parsley and potatoes.

  • Baked Ham: This is a festive meal and not everyday fare, the traditional Irish ham is coated with sugar and dressed with some cloves, then baked until crisp on the outside, tender on the inside.

  • Dublin Coddle: Especially popular in Dublin. Consists of chopped sausages and bacon cooked together with onions and the ubiquitous potatoes in beef stock, is filling, satisfying, economical and warming, what else could you ask?

  • Maybe you want to taste it by yourself, how to prepare these irish dishes and more Ireland recipes

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