Irish beer cheese soup is a popular and a creamy recipe for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ireland. It is the blending of cheese and soup specifically meant for that occasion. Beer is added to take its flavor to another level. Irish recipes like this typically revolves around the locally available ingredients to make the taste more authentic and to give it a distinct identity. Being a recipe from Ireland, it is expected that the ingredients are sourced locally like Irish cheese and beer to make it a perfect authentic dish for the special occasion. The Irish cheese and cream cheese combines to give the soup a special taste and the cheesy flavor brings a bit of extra smoothness. One may also go for the low calorie fat cream cheese option as per the one’s preferences. It may be garnished with bacon and chive on a bowl or one may make their own bread bowl upon thickening.
A Quick Recipe For Irish Beer Cheese Soup Is Given Below:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Chopped and peeled onion – Quantity: 1
Minced garlic cloves – Quantity:2
Butter or bacon grease – Quantity:1 tablespoon
Irish Harp Beer – Quantity: 2 -12 ounce
Chicken broth – Quantity: 32 ounce
Shredded Irish cheese – Quantity: 14 ounce
Cheese (low fat) cubes – Quantity: 14 ounce
Cornstarch or arrow root powder – Quantity: 2 tablespoon
Mustard – Quantity: 1 and ½ tablespoon
Bacon and chive (crushed) – for garnishing
Methods Of Preparation:
Medium heat a large sauce pot – and then butter, onion and garlic are added.
Then add a cup of chicken broth. The onion and chicken broth is mixed to form a smooth puree. The puree is added to the pot with the remaining broth and beer to boil the content.
Shredded cheese, cream cheese and mustard are added to the broth. Make sure that the cheese is melted and cream cheese cubes are broken. Make sure the soup is softened, smoothen and condensed for about 10 minutes and then taste it.
Add salt and pepper as per the requirements and taste. It may be garnished with bacon and chive to be served hot.
Make sure to take a large pot so that the content doesn’t spill over upon boiling.