While you'll find no shortage of Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Irish Stew in Ireland, there are so many other traditional goodies to try when visiting. From entrees to desserts, here are some Irish foods you shouldn't overlook!
The most popular way to enjoy salmon in Ireland? Smoked! Bite into a smoked salmon sandwich, or savor it with a scrambled egg. Many restaurants throughout Ireland also serve fresh salmon that's broiled, fried, or put over pasta. You'll usually find some peas and potatoes on the side to accompany this healthy delicacy!
Cockles and Mussels
Made famous by the song "Molly Malone," this quintessential dish is a seafood extravaganza. Cockles, small saltwater clams, and mussels come together to create a delicious medley of Ireland's best seafood. From the Wild Atlantic Way to Dublin, this dish is a crowd pleaser.
There's really nothing like a Galway oyster. Widely available from September to April, these little shells of yum are a must-try when visiting Ireland! If you're a huge oyster fan, consider heading to Ireland for the annual Galway International Oyster Festival!
What's more Irish than Guinness? Well, this rich stout just got even better! Mixed with moist chocolate cake and decadent cream cheese icing, "the black stuff" creates a scrumptious dessert.
Soda Bread, Scones & Brown Bread
Mmm, we can almost taste it! While I'm sure you've tried someone's mom's Irish Soda Bread on St. Patrick's Day, there's nothing quite like the real thing. Passed down for generations, every Irish baker has their own secret recipe - unique with its own twist. The same goes for melt in your mouth scones and dense brown bread! Whether you're a fan of seeds and raisins, or sweet simplicity, slather on some creamy Irish butter and dig in.
Okay, so this one's a drink, but it absolutely deserves a spot on this list as it's the perfect pick-me-up and pairs deliciously with some soda bread! Hot, boozy, delicious – the Irish Coffee is a world-renowned drink that's simply made with coffee, whiskey, and Bailey's.
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