The non-Irish love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! But we’re a little stuck when trying to come up with a menu besides corn beef and soda bread. So I thought I’d share of list of popular Irish dishes you can keep on hand. These should supply enough ideas for the next decade of St. Paddy’s Days!

Appetizers: Cheddar Ale Pub Spread a cheese ball made of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, strong ale or beer and served with soda bread, crackers, or apple slices, Guinness Battered Onion Rings, Irish Potato and Apple cake consisting of dough made of flour and potatoes, on which are spread apples and then fried.

Soups: Broccoli and Parsnip Soup using stock, milk and cream, Carrot and Cardamom Soup with chicken stock and lentils, Green Soup with leeks, vegetable stock and potatoes, Guinness and Cheese Soup with Guinness stout and cheese spread, Irish Mulligatawny with lamb and vegetables, and Irish Nettle Soup with nettles and oatmeal, Pea and Ham Soup with dried or split peas and pieces of cooked ham or ham bone.

Meat dishes: Chicken and Leek Pie with chopped chicken, ham, stock and double cream baked in a pastry, County Cork Irish Stew with lamb, potatoes, cabbage, peas, celery and onions, Gammon with Whiskey Sauce with ham steaks in a whiskey sauce, Ham and Cabbage Hash with chopped ham, potatoes, cabbage and carrots, Irish Roast Pork with Potato Stuffing with pork tenderloin or pork chops and a stuffing made of mashed potatoes and cooking apples, Irish Shepherd’s Pie with minced beef and vegetables and topped with mashed potatoes, Traditional Irish Bacon and Cabbage with a slab of bacon, green and white cabbage and potatoes, Beef in Guinness shin of beef, onions, carrots with dry cider and Guinness, Dublin Coddle sausages, streaky bacon, stock, potatoes and onions, Sausage and Potato Hotpot Galtee sausages, potatoes and vintage Irish cheddar, Ballymaloe Irish stew lamb chops, baby carrots, baby onions and potatoes.

Fish dishes: Baked Salmon fresh salmon baked with dry cider and double cream, Cod Cobbler skinless cod fillets baked with a cheese sauce which is covered by scone rounds (biscuits made from dough), Ballymaloe Hot Buttered Lobster steamed lobster removed from shells. The meat cut into chunks along with green tomalley (liver) tossed in melted butter and replaced in the shells, Cod Baked with Cream and Bay Leaves with Dutchess Potatoes cod fillets, simmered in light cream flavored with salt, fresh ground pepper and bay leaves, Baked Fish with Cheese crust fresh or smoked haddock baked covered with a crust made of cheddar cheese and ale, Salmon with Bacon and Cabbage salmon fillets, baked with cabbage, Irish traditional bacon and some red wine.

Meatless dishes: Boxty Irish potato pancakes, Colcannon with diced potatoes and shredded cabbage, Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with green lentils, peas, potatoes and cheddar cheese, Baked Pasta with Cheese and Stout the sauce is made with Guinness, heavy cream and three cheeses – Irish Swiss, vintage cheddar and Dubliner.

Salads: Irish Potato Salad, Apple and Bacon Salad with cooked apples and bacon, Beef and Blue Cheese Salad golden raisins soaked in whiskey, a dressing of mayonnaise and buttermilk, blue cheese, lettuce and beef, Cheese Fritters with Garden Greens fried cheese balls, tossed greens with vinaigrette dressing sprinkled with cranberries and walnuts, Irish Cabbage and Potato Slaw potatoes, cabbage, carrots with a dressing made of buttermilk, Irish Pub Salad with pickled beets, cucumber, dice tomatoes, chopped celery, shredded cabbage and onion, lettuce and dressing with cheese garnish, White Fish Salad white fish fillet with a yogurt dressing.