Question: What does a 7-course Irish meal usually consist of? Answer: A boiled potato and a 6-pack of Guinness Actually, truth be told, Irish cuisine has come a long way. In celebrating my Irish heritage this month, I’ve decided to highlight a few Irish-inspired recipes and share them with you. This recipe, Watercress & Lime Soup, is not mine (but I have tweeked it). It comes from the lovely Irish cookbook, The Irish Isle.
A couple of things I like about this cookbook – One, it comes paired with an adorable traditional Irish Music CD. And secondly, the cookbook highlights the recipes of talented Irish chefs featuring New Irish Cuisine served at popular castles, manor houses and country house hotels around the Irish isle.
I chose this particular recipe because it’s served at the Ashford Castle, the castle my sisters and I stayed at when we visited the mothercountry for the very first time. Watercress runs wild in Ireland. It’s been used in Irish cooking since ancient times. The lime in this recipe gives it a wonderful tanginess. Hope you like it!