I was asked to do something special for Yummly today for St. Patrick’s Day. I instantly wanted to make a stew. Some areas are still having very cold temperatures and a good warming stew for St. Patrick’s would help out. This is a bit of a twist on a stew, as it is served up in a large bowl with the gravy poured on top. I great feast for your Irish table. Come on over to YUMMLY to see the RECIPE. You will really love this one!!
A beautiful soup to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Spring!!
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cups sliced leeks, white and pale green parts only
¾ cup celery, diced
⅓ cup white wine
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
4 cups frozen peas
3 Tbsp. parsley and more for garnish
½ tsp. thyme leaves
⅛ tsp. ascorbic acid, vit. C pill
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup heavy cream, and more for garnish
Heat the oil in a large pot and saute the garlic first for a few seconds and then add the leeks and the celery. Do not let them brown, but continue to saute until softened, about 5 min. Add the white wine and reduce until almost gone about 3 min. Pour in the stock and let simmer for 15 min.
Add the peas, parsley and thyme return to a simmer and cook until tender, about 5 min. Add the ascorbic acid and blend until smooth in a blender.
Reheat in the pot and add cream. Do not let it boil. Serve with more cream on top and parsley if desired.
Today I bring you a special post. One that is near and dear to my heart. Something very special to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with, Potato Scones. My dear dear Irish grandmother would make these for me so many times. I can still vibrantly remember coming in the door and smelling the aroma of these amazing potato scones wafting through the house.
I am over at BonBon Break doing an original today. Come and see this mouth watering recipe. They will make your St. Patrick’s Day even better!!! Click HERE for the recipe!!
Looking back to last year at this time. I had St. Patrick’s Day on my mind. When I think Irish, I think of my grandmother!! I loved her potato pancakes just as much as I loved her potato scones and these were something she made often. I will be making these again this year!!
We are still in a deep freeze here and something comforting like these pancakes will bring your family around the table with smiles!!
They are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. I hope you try them and ENJOY!!!