Here’s a few tidbits of information about Saint Patrick’s Day and a really good recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage.
“Saint Patrick’s Day is a yearly holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (circa AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. It began as a purely Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 1600s. However, it has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Ireland’s culture.
It is a public holiday on the island of Ireland (both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) and widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and Montserrat.” ~Wikipedia
Recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage:
3 pounds corned beef brisket
10 small red potatoes
5 carrots, peeled and julienne
1 large head of cabbage, cut into wedges
1. Place corned beef in large pot and cover with water. Add the spice packet to the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until corned beef is tender.
2. Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are nearly tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes more. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes.
3. Place vegetables in a covered bowl. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain and serve.
4. Watch Flogging Molly perform “Drunken Lullabies”.
Have a happy and safe Saint Patrick’s Day from all of the folks at Shockya.com