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Unread 09-15-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Irish food for festivals?

Ok, I know this isn't a bbq question but I have hit a mental block and need some ideas. I am doing a food booth for our local Celtic Faire and have been asked to supply at least one authentic Irish/ Scottish food. Has anyone been to this type of event before? And if so what kind of food do they have? It needs to be something that can be prepared easily and served to the masses.

I thought about Scotch eggs but after a few test runs I have decide they are too much trouble to do in a large quantity.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!
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Corned Beef and cabbage comes to mind real fast.
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I have an Irish Pub Cookbook at home...I'll check it and see if there is anything "that can be prepared easily and served to the masses". I've made a Seafood Chowder from the book that is fantastic...but its probably not cold enough for that.

Per a quick google search it sounds like my Irish cousins are fans of the grill too...
"Not only does Ireland know all about real barbecue but they buy gas and charcoal grills at a rate that has attracted the business of manufacturers all over the world. Virtually any grill or smoker you can buy in the United States can be bought on the Emerald Isle. With one of the fastest growing economies in Europe the Irish are hitting the patio and they are grilling."
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irish festival foods - Google Search

Hope this helps.
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Irish stew, bangers and mash (sausage and mashed potatos), corned beef sammie, fish and chips, pasties...shall I continue? Worked in an Irish Pub for many years...not in the kitchen, but that's where I spent my time eating!!
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Smoked corned beef
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Irish soda bread
ABT's wrapped with corned beef.
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Boxty, Colcannon, Beef and Guinness stew, Champ with smoked salmon

I just vacationed in Ireland you can't go wrong with any of that.
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Get some Peat and cook Mutton over it. probably won't be in any cookbook but it sure is authentic.
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If it is in the fall I would do either a smoked lamb stew of some kind and serve it in a bread bowl or chopped smoked corned beef sanwich on potato bread.
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Buy corned beef whole brislets from Rest Depot and smoke. Core your cabbage, stuff with butter, sprinkle with rub, wrap in foil and throw in smoker. Heat some new potatoes, add a slice of soda bread to the plate and charge $7.00
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