Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Irish/Persian Celebrations

Some recipes and pictures from recent culinary endeavors.. These are on facebook, but I thought I'd post the recipes since I always end up losing the links within a few months! I always love cooking, but themed nights are the best!

St. Patrick's Day

Guinness Beef Stew
Irish Soda Bread
Found here from Food Network

Irish Coffee

Fill half of glass with Irish Creme (Baileys or other - we used Carolan's) and top off with hot coffee.

Persian New Year


Found here from Feed Me That (varied- I used pomegranate juice instead of pomegranate molasses and added in some of my mom's suggestions)

Persian Rice

Family Recipe. Made with 1 cup rice to 1 1/2 cups water, boiled with lid on for around 20 minutes. Mixed 2 tbsp boiling water and a pinch of saffron to make a saffron liquid. Pour on rice.

Persian Ice Cream
(Image from here - I didn't take a picture of mine)

From a family recipe- Pour 1/2 pint of cream or half-and-half into tupperware and freeze for 3 or more hours. Remove from freezer and use fork to chip frozen cream. Soften french vanilla ice cream. Add 1/2 cup rose water, a few drops of water, and frozen chipped cream.

Pomegranate Margaritas

Not a Persian recipe, but it went well with the meal! Fill shaker with a few cubes of ice, fill halfway with pomegranate juice, add 2 shots of tequila and one shot of triple sec. Shake and strain.


  1. THIS LOOKS AMAZING! let's cook together sometime. persian/chinese fusion? ha ha...

  2. Ahhh, sounds great!! We need to craft some ways to 'fuse'.

  3. That Persian ice cream sounds so tasty. Your bread also looks really pretty. I forgot to take a picture of mine, but it was really fun to make ( :