Pairing Irish Food With a Guinness
Guinness is the go-to Irish ale for many. You can enjoy a Guinness on its own, or you can pair this beverage with a meal. Here are some food pairings for Guinness that you must try.
1. Beef Stew
Craving something hearty? Pair your Guinness with beef stew. Succulent beef, rich broth, and tender vegetables are the perfect match for the bitter ale.
2. Short Ribs
Another meaty dish that compliments Guinness is short ribs. Short ribs are more tender and meaty than other beef cuts. In the U.K. short ribs are known as “Jacob’s Ladder.”
3. Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s pie is another excellent Irish food pairing for Guinness. This pie is made with meat, vegetables, and topped with mashed potatoes.
4. Baked Salmon
If you want a nutrient-heavy meal, match your Guinness ale with baked salmon. Salmon contains plenty of nutrients and oils. It is also abundant in Ireland.
5. Oysters on the Half Shell
Another seafood pairing for Guinness is oysters on the half shell. Not only are oysters a tasty treat, but they’re also celebrated in Ireland. The Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival is celebrated every year in late September.
6. Fish & Chips
Fish and chips are always a great go-to meal. Battered or breaded fish and deep-fried chips, or fries, pull out the impactful flavors of Guinness.
7. Soda Bread
Pair your soda bread with some Guinness. Soda bread is an Irish staple. It is made with soft wheat flour, bread, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk.
8. Ice Cream
You can have Guinness for dessert! Pair your beer with some ice cream for a Guinness float. The stout mixes nicely with sweet vanilla ice cream.
Have a Guinness at McGrath’s in Lakewood Ranch
Try out these pairings for yourself at McGrath’s Irish Ale House. Call us at 941-210-4398 or stop by at 8110 Lakewood Main St. in Lakewood Ranch, FL. For your convenience, you can also make reservations on our website.
We can’t wait to see you here soon to celebrate the holidays!