16 recipes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, we're all honorary Irish. From beer cocktails to classic Irish soda bread to corned beef and cabbage, we cover many of the recipes with which you might want to ring in the green Tuesday. Even if you don't really consider this a holiday, it's a good enough time to make jam or soda bread pudding, right?


Because in addition to the 15 recipes above, we've got a bonus with the whiskey jam from Brendan's Irish Pub in Camarillo. Sweet and lightly savory, Brendan's serves its whiskey jam with Irish soda bread and brown bread, along with a little fresh Irish butter. You can find the recipe below.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Total time: 10 minutes / Servings: Makes a scant 2 cups whiskey jam

Note: Adapted from Brendan's Irish Pub in Camarillo. Brendan's uses Jameson whiskey in the jam and serves the jam with Irish soda bread, brown bread and Irish butter.

1 (18-ounce) jar apricot jam

2 teaspoons minced parsley

2 teaspoons minced shallots

3 tablespoons whiskey

Combine the jam, parsley, shallots and whiskey in a food processor or blender and mix until well-blended.

Each tablespoon: 42 calories; 0 protein; 10 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 7 grams sugar; 6 mg sodium.

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