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Irish starter, main and dessert

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howtorebuild Sat 10-Oct-15 11:14:57

I was thinking of a Bailey's cheesecake, or Apple pie served with Irish coffee.

Other than Isish stew, bacon and cabbage what else would be an Irish main?

Starter I was thinking something with soda bread.

Any idea's?

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 10-Oct-15 11:18:06

Irish smoked salmon for starter, with soda bread.

howtorebuild Sat 10-Oct-15 11:18:58

That sounds nice, what sauce would you make?

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 10-Oct-15 11:20:41

I probably wouldn't, maybe some lemon and capers with it, and cracked black pepper plus really good butter.

howtorebuild Sat 10-Oct-15 11:23:25

I should have explained, it's for a GCSE exam trial, so needs to be highish skill.

Marmite27 Sat 10-Oct-15 11:25:43

Leek and potato soup and soda bread for starter. Bbc good food have a nice recipe for the soup.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sat 10-Oct-15 11:30:03

How about a lovely Coddle?

I love colcannon (using curly kale which is now in season) and you could serve it with any meat. It is also lovely with fried eggs.

howtorebuild Sat 10-Oct-15 11:48:05

Yummy, colcannon.

There is not a lot of high skill in Irish cooking grin we were too relaxed a nation to be faffing around.

cdtaylornats Sat 10-Oct-15 11:55:28

Perhaps a look at the masterchef Ireland recipes

Seafood, venison are popular

Guinness & chocolate desserts

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sat 10-Oct-15 12:02:35

Oops, sorry didn't see initially that it needs to be skilled! Still, it's making me think of dinner already!

Allalonenow Sat 10-Oct-15 12:06:50

Salmon mousse made with cream cheese for starter, serve with soda bread and a few salad leaves.
Leek and potato soup is lovely too, but similar flavours and textures to colcannon, also I don't think soup has very much "eye appeal" in an exam situation.

Colcannon served with a pork chop, grilled or fried, for some garnish, diced black pudding and or sliced mushrooms fried briefly. If that seems too much frying, bake the chop in foil in the oven, which would not be so time critical.

For pudding, a sorbet flavoured with tea and lemon, served with some oatmeal shortbread.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 10-Oct-15 12:10:14

Yes, now I know you need skill I'd also go for salmon mousse for starter.
For main I'd do a take on boulangere potatoes/Irish stew, so layers of potato, carrots and onions covered in lamb stock, finishing with potatoes dotted with butter and baked in the oven, served with perfectly grilled lamb chops.
I'm rubbish with desserts so no idea there!

howtorebuild Sat 10-Oct-15 12:56:23

Great ideas. I like the salmon mouse idea.

My family have never served a layered stew like that. There were a lot of grandparents who lost parents in childhood, so not great cooks.

Allalonenow Sat 10-Oct-15 17:02:50

I've realized that you might not have time to make a sorbet, so instead maybe baked egg custard, made in individual ramekin dishes, no pastry at all.
Serve with poached fruit, apples or plums with some spices, cloves etc. and the oatmeal shortbread.

Can you make anything in advance, or does it all have to be done on the day?

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 10-Oct-15 21:57:26

I didn't mean the stew was layered as such, I meant boulangere potatoes are, but making that dish with the flavours of Irish stew.

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