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Ireland: Leg of Lamb with Honey – Orange Glaze, Port, and Mint Dressing

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Ingredients:

2 medium onions, chopped 1 whole garlic, peeled and cut in half 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 1 tbsp. salt 2 tbsp. orange zest 2 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 (5 lb.) leg of lamb 3 garlic cloves, peeled and cut into slivers rosemary sprigs […]

Ireland: Irish Raisin Soda Bread

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Ingredients:

5 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting kneading surface) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 4 oz butter (1 stick) 3 tablespoons white sugar 1 cup raisins 1 egg 1 and 1/2 cups buttermilk 1/2 cup plain yogurt

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat […]

Ireland: Tea Brack

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Ingredients:

4 cups (1 pound) mixed dried fruit, such as sultanas, dates, apricots, cranberries, chopped 2 ounces candied orange peel 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or Mixed Spice 1 1/4 cups cold Irish tea, such as Bewley’s, […]

Ireland: Raisin – Apple Scones

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Ingredients:

3 cups self-rising flour 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted Kerrygold Irish butter, cut into small pieces 1 cup buttermilk 1 small green apple, peeled, cored, and grated 1 large egg 1/3 cup raisins Sugar crystals for sprinkling Softened butter or clotted cream for serving

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Ireland: Goat Cheese and Fig Sandwiches on Raisin Bread

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Ingredients:

Fig Spread 1 package (10 ounces) dried Calimyra figs, stemmed and chopped 1 3/4 cups water 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Sandwiches 12 slices raisin bread Two 4-ounce logs plain goat cheese, such as St. Tola 2 tablespoons milk Fresh chive sprigs, cut into 1/2-inch […]

Ireland: Scotch Eggs

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Ingredients:

6 large eggs (4 eggs for hard-boiling and 2 for egg wash) 1lb ground pork 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried sage 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup […]

Ireland: Stuffed Zucchini blossoms over butternut squash – coconut puree

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Ingredients:

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms 1 cup quinoa 2 Tbl sunflower seeds 2 Tbl almonds 4 garlic cloves Olive Oil 1 cup finely chopped kale 2 large button mushrooms 1 medium onion 1 medium zucchini (courgette) 1 Tbl. fresh parsley 2 Tbl. fresh fennel sea salt black pepper zucchini blossoms […]

Ireland: Grilled Pears, Arugula, and Blue Cheese Salad

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Ingredients:

4 firm, ripe pears 4 tablespoons olive oil Freshly ground pepper to taste One 4-ounce bag of arugula 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 8 slices prosciutto 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese

Cooking Instructions:

Cut the pears in half, core, and cut each half into 3 slices. Brush the […]

Ireland: Potato & Leek Soup

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Ingredients:

2 large leeks 1 to 1 and 1/4 pounds of potatoes (3 medium) 1/2 large onion 1 oz butter 2 thyme sprigs (fresh) 2 bay leaves 4 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste) 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Optional 1 to […]

Ireland: Black Bean Hummus

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Ingredients:

2 cups of cooked black beans 5 Tbl. tahini (sesame butter) 4 Tbl. fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbl. light olive oil 3 large garlic cloves Pinch of fresh minced cilantro (coriander) Pinhc of paprika, Pinch of cumin, Pinch of red pepper flakes, Pinch of sea salt Pinch […]