7 Irish Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

03/15/2015 06:06 am ET | Updated May 12, 2015
Jennifer Segal

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate this delicious day. Try one (or all) of these traditional Irish dishes to make your Tuesday extra tasty.


Break out the Baileys. This fun twist on tiramisu, from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson, is a dinner party regular at my house. With layers of espresso-soaked lady fingers and light mascarpone cream, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to make. GET THE RECIPE


In this hearty and comforting Irish stew, lamb is braised in a flavorful Guinness-spiked broth until meltingly tender. GET THE RECIPE


If beef stew is more your speed, this one will hit the spot. Flavorful chuck roast is slow-cooked in a rich red wine sauce until fork-tender. Make it a day ahead, as the flavor improves the longer it sits. GET THE RECIPE


This version of soda bread is made with extra sharp cheddar, which gives it a crisp, golden crust and tender, cheesy interior. The best part? You can make the dough in minutes, and it bakes in under an hour. GET THE RECIPE


This side dish isn't really Irish, but what's St. Paddy's Day without something green? Asparagus is in season now: add peas, shallots and a little honey to transform it into a company-worthy dish. GET THE RECIPE


Known in Ireland as a Spotted Dog, this simple table bread is leavened with baking soda and generously "spotted" with currants and caraway seeds. GET THE RECIPE


Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these chocolate brownies with a swirl of tangy cheesecake are out-of-this-world. They are cakey on the bottom, alternately fudgy and creamy in the center and crisp on the top. GET THE RECIPE