St Patrick’s Day Meal

14 Mar

I am not Irish and neither is my husband, but on St Patrick’s day EVERYONE is…right?!?!? So we celebrate St Patrick’s day with a traditional meal and I thought it would be a fun blog post to share my recipes with you.   First, I begin with Corned Beef and Cabbage with soda bread and we finish our meal with some Guinness (of course!)

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I’ve used this for a long time, and always get compliments on the tenderness and delicious meat. Although I would like to claim this delicious recipe, it actually comes from Allrecipes.com, here it is:

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 3 Hours
Ready In: 3 Hours 20 Minutes
Servings: 8
INGREDIENTS:
4 1/2 pounds corned beef brisket
5 black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 onion, peeled and left whole
2 bay leaves
1 pinch salt
1 small head cabbage, cored and cut into
wedges
6 large potatoes, quartered
4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons butter
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a 6 quart Dutch oven, Place the beef brisket, peppercorns, garlic powder, onion, bay leaves and salt. Fill pan with water to cover everything plus one inch. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Skim off any residue that floats to the top. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 2 to 3 hours, until meat can be pulled apart with a fork.
2. Once the meat is done, add the cabbage, potatoes and carrots, pressing them down into the liquid. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Skim off any oil that comes to the surface. Stir in the butter and parsley. Remove the pot from the heat.
3. Remove meat from the pot and place onto a serving dish and let rest for 15 minutes. Also remove vegetables to a bowl and keep warm. Slice meat on the diagonal against the grain. Serve meat on a platter and spoon juices over meat and vegetables.

Try this tried-and-true recipe for plain Irish soda bread with buttermilk that is a snap to prepare. Make it early in the day, as it tastes best after sitting for a few hours:

IRISH SODA BREAD 

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 25 Minutes
Servings: 12
INGREDIENTS:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.

We hope you enjoy your St Patrick’s Day  and give yourself a little luck o’ the Irish with an Irish feast.

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