Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Boston! Now, cans of Guinness stout will never replace a properly pulled pint in a cozy Irish pub, but we home-bound revelers make do with what we have.
We go through a fair amount of Guinness here at The Mouse Houseï¿½both for drinking and cooking. Here’s a handful of my favorite recipes that feature the famous stout, to help you get your Irish on any day of the year.
One of my favorite recipes has to be this Guinness Stew with Sage and Ginger. It takes a while to make, since you start out roasting bones, but it’s definitely worth the effort.
For an easier stew, make yourself some Guinness-Braised Short Ribs, a richly flavored stew with melt-in-your-mouth meat.
If seafood’s more your style, try my Mussels in Ginger Stout Broth. They’re economical and are best paired with a loaf of crusty bread to sop up all that wonderful broth.
And for dessert? These Chocolate and Vanilla Guinness Floats topped with homemade creme chantilly are a super-decadent treat. (Blasphemy according to Guinness purists, I know.)