Thursday, March 17, 2011

No I'm not Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Today is the one day of the year where people of every nationality unite and claim themselves as Irish. Tonight Phil and I invited our Family (who are Italian, Portuguese and Syrian) for a tradition Irish Meal.  We served Corned Beef and Cabbage, traditional with our own twists.

When I went to the supermarket in the beginning of the week, I was slightly intimidated by the packaged piece of beef I knew would become my Thursday night dinner. I purchased all the veggies and said, what’s the worst that could happen. The experiment started last night. My dad (who is a great cook) told me that all I needed to do was boil the meat for 3 hours…. So when I got home from work, I put the meat in my favorite ‘Martha Stewart’ cast iron skillet, filled it with water, added pepper, fresh garlic cloves, and a bay leave and let it simmer for 3 hours. After a while the kitchen smelled amazing. I turned it off and hoped for the best. (I refrigerated it over night)

Today, when I got home, I removed the meat from the pan and added all the veggies. I chose to use white potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnip, and cabbage. For a Portuguese twist I also added Linguica (a spicy sausage…you can find right at the regular supermarket). I boiled the meat, and veggies in the broth for about 1 hour more, served it with vinegar and mustard and it turned out to be amazzzinggg.

No I'm not Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

I am proud of myself…maybe I could be Irish after all. J

1 comment:

  1. looks soooo good!! Hope Basil got a bite of corned beef.