St. Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day Delights: Irish-Inspired Recipes and Specials

Overview: Discover the joy of St. Patrick’s Day with our collection of Irish-inspired recipes! From traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage to a decadent Irish Cream Cheesecake, let’s explore everything you need to celebrate in style. Perfect for foodies and St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasts alike!  Read more!

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the excitement and anticipation to honor the rich culture and history of Ireland grows. This festive occasion, celebrated globally on March 17th, not only commemorates Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, but also embraces Irish culture, heritage, and, notably, its delectable cuisine.

Whether you’re Irish by blood or at heart, there’s no better way to join in the festivities than by indulging in some Irish-inspired recipes and specials. From traditional dishes to contemporary twists, let’s embark on a culinary journey to the Emerald Isle right from your kitchen.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe   

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without the quintessential dish of corned beef and cabbage. This hearty meal, which has become synonymous with the holiday in many parts of the world, features tender, slow-cooked corned beef brisket served alongside flavorful cabbage, carrots, and potatoes.


◻ 3 lbs corned beef brisket with spice packet

◻ 10 small red potatoes

◻ 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces

◻ 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges

◻ 4 cups water 


Place corned beef in a large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 50 minutes per pound or until tender.

Add whole potatoes and carrots to the pot in the last 20 minutes of cooking. Add cabbage wedges in the last 10 minutes.

Remove meat and let it rest for 15 minutes. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add some cooking liquid to keep them warm. Slice meat across the grain and serve with vegetables.

Drizzle with cooking liquid and serve hot.

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Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe   

While green beer is a popular choice on St. Patrick’s Day, why not opt for a healthier, non-alcoholic alternative that still celebrates the color of the day?


◻ 1 tsp matcha green tea powder, high quality for the best flavor

◻ 2 tsp sugar, or to taste, depending on your preference for sweetness

◻ 3 tbsp warm water, not boiling to preserve the matcha’s delicate flavors

◻ 1 cup milk, any variety (dairy or dairy-free alternatives like almond, soy, or oat milk work well)

◻ Ice cubes, optional, for making an iced version 


Sift matcha powder into a mug or cup. Add the warm water and sugar, then whisk until completely dissolved. Heat the milk in a saucepan or microwave until hot but not boiling. Froth the milk until foamy if desired.

Pour the hot milk into the mug with matcha mixture. Stir well to combine. For an iced version, let the matcha mixture cool down before pouring over ice in a glass, followed by cold milk. Serve immediately.

Irish Cream Cheesecake   

For those with a sweet tooth, an Irish Cream Cheesecake is an indulgent way to cap off your St. Patrick’s Day feast. Let’s make some at home this time!


◻ 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

◻ ⅓ cup melted butter

◻ ¼ cup sugar

◻ 24 oz cream cheese, softened

◻ 1 cup sugar

◻ 3 large eggs

◻ 1 cup Irish cream liqueur

◻ 1 tsp vanilla extract

◻ 1 cup sour cream


Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and ¼ cup sugar. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Beat the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in Irish cream liqueur and vanilla. Fold in sour cream.

Pour filling into the crust. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the center is almost set. Let cool, then refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Garnish with chocolate shavings or caramel sauce before serving.

Don’t feel like baking? Here’s a No Bake Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe for you!

Shamrock Salad Recipe   

Incorporate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day into your meal with a refreshing Shamrock Salad. This salad can be made with a variety of vegetables, many of which are available in your kitchen. Not only is this salad a feast for the eyes, but it’s also packed with nutrients and flavors that complement any St. Patrick’s Day dish.


◻ 2 cups baby spinach

◻ 2 cups arugula

◻ 1 cucumber, sliced

◻ 1 green apple, thinly sliced

◻ 1 avocado, diced

◻ ¼ cup green pumpkin seeds

For the dressing:

◻ 3 tbsp olive oil

◻ 1 tbsp lemon juice

◻ Salt and pepper to taste

◻ 1 tsp honey or maple syrup

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In a large salad bowl, combine spinach, arugula, cucumber, apple slices, and avocado. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and honey (or maple syrup) in a small bowl.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle green pumpkin seeds over the top and serve immediately.

Homemade Irish Cream Recipe   

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be truly complete without a toast to the Emerald Isle. This year, elevate your toast with a homemade Irish cream!


◻ 1 cup heavy cream

◻ 1 tsp instant coffee granules

◻ ½ tsp cocoa powder

◻ ¾ cup Irish whiskey

◻ 1 tsp vanilla extract

◻ 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 


Combine Ingredients: In a blender, combine heavy cream, instant coffee, cocoa powder, Irish whiskey, vanilla extract, and sweetened condensed milk. Blend on high for 20-30 seconds or until smooth.

Transfer the mixture to an airtight container or bottle and refrigerate. Let it chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

In Summary 

This St. Patrick’s Day, embrace the joy and warmth of Irish hospitality by bringing these delightful recipes and specials into your home.

At Redlands Ranch Market, we take immense pride in celebrating and appreciating the rich tapestry of cultures that make our community so vibrant. From the lively traditions of St. Patrick’s Day to the diverse cuisines from around the globe, our shelves are stocked and our kitchens are buzzing, ready to offer you an array of ingredients and ready-to-eat delights that pay homage to these wonderful cultures.

Whether you’re planning a festive feast or simply craving a taste of something new, our doors are always open, inviting you to explore, shop, and savor the flavors that bring us all together.

Join us at Redlands Ranch Market, where every day is a celebration of the world’s culinary heritage, right here in your neighborhood.