Friday, March 18, 2011

St Patrick's Day Goodies

So I searched and searched for an Irish recipe to make for St Patrick's Day and just couldn't find anything that really grabbed me, so then instead of looking for an irish recipe, I started trying to think of a green recipe and I remembered seeing a green vegie stir fry over at The Adirondack Chick and decided to put my own twist on it :)

1 x brocolli diced
1 x zucchini diced
100g baby spinach
1 x onion diced
10 x snow peas diced
1 x greeb capsicum diced
200g tin of water chestnuts
2 tbspns honey
1 tbspn soy
220g thin hokkien noodles

Pre-heat a wok over medium heat and add onion. Cook for 2-3 mins or until softened. Add all remaining vegetables except for the spinach and cook for 7-10 mins or until softened.
Pour boiling water over the noodles in a bowl and seperate with a fork. Drain and set aside.
Add honey, soy and noodles to the vegetables. Cover with a lid and simmer for 5 mins.
Season with salt and pepper. Yum yum yum!!

Also for a little St Patrick's Day treat, here is my recipe for Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting! (It makes heaps, which is lucky, coz you end up eating most of it before it's time to ice the cake!!)

.5 cup of Irish Cream Liqueur (I used Feeney's, but you could also use Bailey's or Kilkenney)
200g butter
2-3 cups icing sugar
2 tbspns cocoa

Combine the butter and icing sugar in an electric mixer and beat until smooth. Add the cocoa and liqueur and beat for 3-4 mins. Now here is where your judgement comes in. Get a tspn and grab a small spoonful and try it, check it for thickness and texture and add more butter / liqueur / icing sugar / cocoa depending on how it's going or you might be happy with it as in, in which case you can frost away or hide in the wardrobe with the bowl and a spoon until it's all gone!

Happy St Patricks Day everyone!

Em x

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