Cooking Our Way Around the World | Ireland

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Cooking Our Way Around the World | Ireland

COOKING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD | IRELAND

Our next country after Russia, was supposed to be Cameroon but with St. Patrick’s Day coming up and no plans on going out, we decided to skip to Ireland.  Don’t worry though – Cameroon is still next and it was one of the easiest meals to plan yet!

Ireland was pretty easy to pick a few things to cook too – lots of yummy comfort foods and lots of lamb which we so happen to love despite its price tag.

COOKING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD | IRELAND

Here’s what I decided to go with :

Irish Menu :

COOKING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD | IRELAND

What did I like most about this meal?

The stew!  Definitely the stew.  The recipe I found on Pinterest and used was absolutely wonderful.  Pretty easy to prepare and very full of flavor despite the only spices in the recipe being salt, pepper and rosemary.  The lamb was absolutely perfect.

COOKING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD | IRELAND

What did I like least about this meal?

Nothing really.  Irish bread is very dense which makes it great for dipping in stews.  I don’t know that I’d like it without dipping it but that’s beside the point because I loved it for dipping!

COOKING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD | IRELAND

I think I may have done something wrong with the apple cake. It still tasted great but it fell apart badly and the sauce wasn’t as thick as I expected.  Regardless, it was still yummy!

COOKING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD | IRELAND

Hard to find ingredients

Lamb is carried at every grocery store necessarily and usually only has a small section in the meat aisle.  Everyone must have been feeling Irish yesterday because I had to go to a couple different stores to find some on stock.  Otherwise, everything is easy to find!

Overall, this was probably one of my favorite meals we’ve done since starting this challenge – right up there with Norway.  Definitely don’t plan on doing anything afterwards though because this is some seriously filling food – settle in for a good Irish movie like we did with P.S. I Love You!

What is your favorite Irish food?

Up next…Cameroon!


Ashley is the mastermind behind A Southern Gypsy, a travel blog focused adventure, outdoors, wildlife and Vegan food! In between bigger trips, she is delivering the best of her hometown, Nashville. Hates mustard & pickles. Needs coffee to function. Other passions | activism, minimalism, zero waste, books + writing.

2 Comments

  1. Sarah Elizabeth || Sediva Abroad

    March 19, 2016 at 2:18 AM

    Hahaha looks delicious. I can honestly say though that I have never had lamb here in Ireland except when I’ve gone out of my way to make it. We’re a load of beef and chicken eaters over here. xx Love that you had Guinness as well xx Happy Paddy’s Day <3

  2. Tanja (the Red phone box travels)

    March 20, 2016 at 3:41 AM

    looks yummy, especially the cake! 🙂 #weekend wanderlust

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