Have you ever heard of Saint Patrick’s Day? Do you know that this holiday is popular not only in Ireland but in all over the world? Nowadays, people celebrate it everywhere, especially in the United States, Canada and Australia. This holiday is also celebrated in many other places far from Ireland, including Russia, Japan and Singapore.

celebrate st patricks day cThe main question is – do you know how to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day properly? It is necessary to be aware of its history, traditions and the most important – food that will be suitable and, at the same time, unexpected to serve. Marky’s Gourmet would like to provide you with the information about few variants of what to present to your guests and how to make Saint Patrick’s Day, which is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March, unforgettable for you, your family and friends! Be ready to find out the information about some unusual but still very delicious products that will embellish any festive table.

According to the traditions, people try to wear and eat something green on this day. It is because green is the national color of the Irish, the symbol of spring and the official color of Saint Patrick’s Day. That is why, if you want to offer a choice of main course and present it in an absolutely traditional way, it is preferable to use green appetizers, such as artichokes and green olives. They are going to be perfect additions to the different dishes on your table like Irish Beef Stew or Irish Shepherd's Pie.

However, if your main goal is to surprise the guests with a range of unexpected for this holiday dishes, you should think about presenting few gourmet appetizers, including caviar and different kinds of spreads. Imagine the delicate taste of caviar (and even green caviar!) on a lightly buttered or dry toast, the distinct flavor of Hummus Spread or Eggplant Dip on an unsalted cracker or bread. No one can remain indifferent when tasting these delicacies on this special day.

If you are not a fan of corned beef we have another great and universal appetizer is Smoked Salmon and we have tasty and simple recipe for you: smoked salmon topped with caviar and crème fraîche often travels via potato latke. Try this meal for your Saint Patrick’s Day dinner and you will not be disappointed. It is also much quicker to prepare, so if you are limited in time, it is a good option.

It is obvious that except salty main dishes and appetizers you may also want to try something sweet. There is a range of desserts you can choose for this holiday, including Chocolate Guinness Goodness (dark chocolate pudding) or Irish Bread Pudding. Original Irish Cream, which consists of Irish whiskey, mixed with cream and sugar with hints of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and almond, will definitely suit almost all the sweet dishes. It is a pity if you will not use an opportunity to taste it!

You are always welcomed at Marky’s Gourmet online store, where you can find a lot of products to prepare the greatest dishes for this holiday, including smoked salmon, artichokes, olives, nuts and snacks, as well as different kinds of chocolate, caviar, spreads and many other delicacies. Are you ready to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?