The Irish of old lived a very simple lifestyle, eating very little and relying on the goodness of dairy, meat and vegetables. They also ate plenty of grains like oats, barley and peas.
Fish was an important part of the diet, but not as much as today. It was also a symbol of religious fasting, which is still practiced in Ireland.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish dish. It is typically made with salt cured beef brisket that is boiled and braised with cabbage in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
The recipe uses a mix of pickling spices to make the meat taste like it has been in the brine for a long time. It includes broken bay leaves, coriander, peppercorns, mustard seeds, and anise seed.
It also calls for a few other spices, such as cloves, allspice berries, and cardamom.
This keto friendly corned beef and cabbage recipe is easy to make and freezes well. Once it has cooled, you can transfer it to serving-sized zip-top freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To cook corned beef and cabbage, place the brisket in a large pot with water and add the spices. Bring to a boil and simmer until tender, about 50 minutes per pound.
Cauliflower Corned Beef
Corned beef is a staple for many irish people. It is usually a brisket cut of meat and is salt cured.
It is a very versatile dish and can be made in many ways. A classic way is to braise corned beef. This can be done in the oven, on the stove, in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot.
When cooked correctly, it can be very tender and flavorful. The key to a good corned beef is to braise it with moisture at low temperature.
This low carb version replaces potatoes with cauliflower, dramatically reducing the overall carb count. It is also an easy recipe to make that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This low carb corned beef hash is a great way to liven up your Keto diet. It is also an excellent way to use up leftover corned beef!
Lamb chops are a delicious, lean, and flavorful cut of meat that can be grilled, broiled, or simmered. They’re most often served with a sauce or garnish to enhance their flavors.
There are several different types of chops, including loin chops, rack chops (also called rib chops), cutlets, Barnsley chops, and shoulder chops. All of them are tender and full of flavor.
The best way to season your lamb chops is with fresh herbs, spice rubs, or sauces. Herbs like thyme, basil, oregano, sage, rosemary, and mint are especially good for adding flavor to your chops.
Irish Cream Cheesecake
If you are craving an Irish cream cheesecake, this one is sure to hit the spot. It has a chocolate almond flour base and is rich, creamy and delicious with a kick of Baileys Irish Cream.
It’s made with a combination of cream cheese, sweetener, vanilla, salt, and melted chocolate. Then you add whipped cream and fold it all together.
This cheesecake is great for the holidays or a special occasion! It only takes minutes to prepare and makes a delicious dessert.
Make it in mini cups, or a full pan!
To get the best results, be sure to chill this cheesecake for a few hours and then place it in the freezer. This will ensure that it will firm up well and be easy to slice cleanly.
You may also wish to top this cheesecake with a shot of whiskey or other low carb liqueur. I used Bailey’s, but you could also use a dark rum or even a shot of gin!