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St. Patty's Day with a Twist

By: Michaella Lesieur, Intern Marketing Manager for Kendall, UMass Dartmouth

March is here and aside from springing into daylight savings, St. Patrick’s Day is only a few weeks away. A popular favorite amongst the crowed is corn beef and cabbage but we know that there are so many different ways to celebrate the holiday, which is why we wanted to create this underutilized fish pairings menu; so you too can try and add in some of your local fishing favorites. We can guarantee it will pair well with your favorite Irish themed beverage. The following pairings will be sure to make your St. Patty’s Day one to remember.

Menu Pairing

Dogfish Bites Guinness Draught Stout

Monkfish Sliders with coleslaw Harp Lager

Fish Taco Wraps O’Hara’s Celtic Stout

Grilled Red Fish Murphy’s Irish Red

Dogfish Bites paired with your favorite dipping sauces make for the perfect appetizer with a Guinness Draught Stout, which is on the dryer side and is a stout that falls into the Irish family and is rich and dark in color. The flaky bite of dogfish encased in a light fry coating can be served with a Cajun dipping sauce, cocktail sauce or tarter.

Monkfish Sliders are a finger food delight and can be topped with coleslaw for an added crunch. Lightly fry or grill the monkfish to your liking and sandwich it between a nice bulky roll. This slider pairs with a nice cold Harp Lager and is smooth when going down and very refreshing.

Fish Taco Wraps are a nice and healthy alternative to your average tacos. One way to make this healthier is substituting white wraps with whole wheat mini wraps. Once you have your chosen wrap, I suggest using scup as your fish of choice as it creates the best fillet. Top your taco with a mango salsa and you are good to go. This dish is matched perfectly with a O’Hara’s Celtic Stout as it has notes of an espresso finish.

Grilled Red Fish is our last dish that goes for the more fancier feels. This fish is packed with flavor and great served with lemon wedges. A Murphy’s Irish Red is beautiful in color and the sweet caramel hues will compliment this dish to perfection.

Whether you are Irish or not these pairings will be a staple in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as we can assure you that each dish no matter what will be lucky! Happy tasting.

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