Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s day! No matter your connection to the Emerald Isle, the holiday is a perfect time to celebrate the rustic comfort of Irish food and drink. Try one of our favorite recipes, paired with the perfect Irish whiskey, to create a delicious St. Patrick’s day dinner for family or friends. These dishes are inspired by Irish classics, like corned beef and stew, and updated with a gourmet touch.

Irish Recipes

Corned Beef-Spiced Flank Steaks with Braised Cabbage & Buttered Red Potatoes

corned beef and cabbage

We’re tipping our hat to the Emerald Isle with this gourmet Irish-American fare. The corned beef and cabbage typically served on St. Patrick’s Day is actually a reinvented Irish dish, modified by immigrants to use local American ingredients. In our version, we’re serving steaks coated in a corned beef-inspired, custom blend of spices.

Pairing: Try pairing with an Irish Whiskey like Green Spot.


Fresh aromatic oils and spices with orchard fruits and barley on a background of toasted wood.


Full spicy body. A hint of cloves along with the fruity sweetness of green apples, rounded off with toasted oak.


Lingering flavors of spices and barley.

Lamb, Beef & Mushroom Stew with Parmesan Potatoes & Chives

This dish is inspired by the rich, complex flavor of shepherd’s pie, a hearty meat stew topped with a mashed potato crust. We’re cooking ground lamb and beef with vegetables like mushrooms and celery, plus zesty, aromatic spices like garlic powder, fennel seed and savory. And instead of mashed potatoes, we’re topping our finished stew with thin slices of roasted potato, topped with a bit of nutty parmesan cheese.

Beef Stew & Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Carrots & Thyme

beef stew

Beat cold weather by filling your bowl with deliciously hearty beef stew. Our flavorful broth (simmered with spices, tomato and beef demi-glace, for exquisite richness) is brimming with beef and carrots, one of our favorite seasonal vegetables. We’re scooping savory, cheddar-infused mashed potatoes right on top, then finishing the stew with a garnish of fresh herbs. 

For an Irish Whiskey pairing, try the Jameson Black Barrel with our beef or lamb stew.


Time spent maturing in select charred bourbon barrels leads to intensified aromas of butterscotch, fudge, and creamy toffee.


Nutty notes are in abundance alongside the smooth sweetness of spice and vanilla.


Enjoy the richness and intensity of toasted wood and vanilla.

Shepherd’s Pie with Green Beans & Mushrooms

shepards pie

Shepherd’s pie is a classic comfort food. So named for its use of lamb, it consists of a hearty filling baked under a crust of mashed potatoes. We’re making our filling with lamb, beef, green beans and mushrooms, all simmered in a flavorful sauce. And our crust features perfectly-textured Yukon Golds.

Beef & Mushroom Stew with Roasted Potatoes

irish beef stew

This hearty beef stew is flavored with aromatic seasonings, tomato paste, and— for savory-sweetness and a bit of thickness—soy glaze. We’re topping each bowl with red potatoes, sliced and roasted for slightly crispy contrast.

Pair shepherd’s pie or beef stew with the Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish whiskey.

irish whisky


A complex spicy and fruity aroma with toasted wood notes evident.


Full flavoured and complex; silky smooth with a harmonious balance of spicy, fruity, sherry and toasted notes.


Satisfyingly long, the complex flavours linger on the palate.

Find more recipes like these in the Blue Apron Cookbook.