St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start planning your recipes! Whether you’re hosting a party or just having a cozy night in, adding a touch of Irish flavor to your recipes can make them even better. One of the easiest and most delicious ways to do this is by using Better Butter. Better Butter craft butter can take your recipes up a notch and make them a bit more special for the occasion. So, if you’re looking for some lucky and easy ideas to improve your St. Patrick’s Day recipes with Better Butter, keep reading to learn more!
Lucky Irish Stew
Traditional Irish stew is made from a combination of lamb and veggies with a hearty sauce.
To start this recipe, you’ll want to toss some cubed lamb in seasoned flour, while you melt a few tablespoons of Better Butter European Style Craft Butter in a dutch oven.
- Shake off the excess flour and place the lamb in the dutch oven to sear, browning the lamb on all sides. Then place the lamb on a plate.
- Add onion to the pot, and more butter if necessary for sauteing. Once translucent, add a little bit of water, scraping down the side of the dutch oven.
- Return the lamb to the pot, adding in some thyme, dark Irish beer, and more water.
- Simmer for about an hour and then add in some carrots and potatoes with a bit more water.
- Allow the stew to cook until the veggies are tender and the stew itself has thickened. If the stew becomes too thick at any time, add a touch more water.
Traditional Irish Steak
If you’re in the mood for a steak this St. Paddy’s Day, a Traditional Irish Steak in a whiskey sauce is the way to go. While this is typically made with sirloin steak, you can choose your desired cut if you wish.
Start by sauteing some onions in Better Butter Garlic Parmesan Basil Butter. Once they are golden brown, set them aside.
- Season your steak with salt, pepper, and garlic, and place in the pan you used for the onions. Cook until medium-rare, or your desired temperature, and then set the steak aside to rest.
- Add some whiskey to the pan, being careful not to ignite, and mix the onions into the whiskey, while simmering to remove the alcohol.
- Add your steak back to the pan just for a moment to coat with the whiskey sauce and then plate.
- Add a dollop of Better Butter Garlic Parmesan Basil Butter to the top of the steak to finish it.
Festive Irish Soda Bread
It doesn’t get much more festive than Irish soda bread. For this recipe, we’ll need to focus on using exact amounts of ingredients to ensure proper rising and texture.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold Better Butter Vanilla Craft Butter (cubed and cooled in freezer until hard)
- 2 large eggs, room temperature, divided use
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup raisins
- Preheat your oven to 375°
- Whisk your flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
- Cut in your cold butter using the biscuit method.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together one egg and buttermilk, slowly add this mixture to your dry mixture, and then add in your raisins.
- Knead for about seven minutes and then shape into a round loaf. Make shallow cuts across the top of the loaf, and then brush the remaining egg over the top.
- Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes.
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