Creative grilling ideas to try out this St Patrick’s Day weekendEditorial Team
When you think of St Patrick’s Day, musical gatherings called “céilí” and green attire may come to mind. But at the heart of it is the array of food to kick the festivities up a notch.
While corned beef and cabbage are a crowd favourite, if you’re feeling inspired this year and want to fire up the grill and host a St Patty’s gathering, put the following ideas to the test this St Patrick’s Day weekend and wow your guests.
1. Corned beef burger
Why not convert the conventional corned beef with cabbage on the side to a corned beef mini slider this year?
Mix corned beef with flavourful spices and rubs to make some burger patties—they don’t have to be perfect in size. Put the patties on the grill and for extra flavour, use wood pellets for the grill.
Not only will high-quality wood pellets keep your grill performing at its best but they also come in different flavours to drive aromatic goodness into the meat.
2. Guinness BBQ pork ribs
If you’re looking for a good BBQ sauce substitute for pork ribs, this is the recipe for you. These ribs are marinated in Guinness overnight to make them so flavourful, they’ll be oozing with deliciousness.
While the ribs are moist and tender, apply a honey and soy sauce glaze on top to make these ribs irresistible.
Grill the chops to achieve the lip-smacking crust that will have your guests reaching for more. Smoking the ribs for around 4 hours at 225°F, however, is an alternative method of preparation for an extra smoky flavour. All that’s left is to wash the ribs down with a nice, cold slug of beer.
3. Sausages and mashed potatoes
You can never go wrong with grilled sausages and mashed potatoes—a nostalgic childhood delicacy—and St. Patrick’s Day weekend is as good an occasion as any other to grill up some sausages.
Cooking the sausages on the stovetop or pan, won’t ensure the smokey, juicy meat you’re guaranteed with a high-heat grill. Add some sauteed onions on top of the grilled sausages for a welcome crunchy texture.
And speaking of textures, the mash will be the cherry on top of this delicious treat. Make it extra creamy so you prepare your stomach with some carbs for the alcohol to come.
4. Irish flank steaks
Flank steak is a perfect cut for the grill. When grilling, you can either opt for a BBQ rub or sauce or keep it simple with salt and pepper and some additional seasoning.
If you’re looking for an explosion of flavour in your taste buds, however, do keep in mind that a rub would be ideal.
Flank steaks only need a few minutes in a good marinade before hitting a hot and fast flame. The average flank steak serves 2 to 4 people and should be served sliced for maximum tenderness. This Irish-inspired flank steak is simple in flavour but has a sweetness within that makes it truly fantastic.
5. Whiskey-glazed salmon
Salmon is not exactly a household dish on St Patrick’s Day but it’s a great substitute if you’re looking to grill up a fish. Whiskey is a fan-favourite and so is salmon so why not combine the two?
A whole salmon fillet is cooked on a wood plank that has been soaked in whiskey and water, after which it’s brushed in a homemade boozy whiskey glaze.
Smokey and cooked to perfection, this dish will have your guests raving about it for years to come.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day weekend in style with these grilled treats
St Patrick’s Day weekend is here and these modern grilled recipes are the way to go this year, but these dishes can be made all year around.
So if you’re planning on having a spontaneous gathering and planning to fire the grill up in your backyard, make sure you have the best ingredients to celebrate in style!