Monday, October 4, 2010

corned beef and cabbage

one of my food bloggie friends made this a few weeks ago
in celebration of her friend
an actor
and his new show
mike and mollie
which is adorable, by the way
if you watched it
did you happen to notice paula deen's possible future daughter-in-law... as the trampy sister?
bless her heart
back to the point..if i can find one
(she makes a roasted version)
reminded me that i really like cabbage that is cooked with corned beef
soft and buttery, it is truly perfect
the best part?
hubster will eat my portion of the beef in hash and sandwiches

i thought i would be really fancy and corn my own brisket
and found a great recipe from alton brown
but then saw that i had to find saltpeter
huh?
 yeah...i thought the same thing
i didn't want to buy it
so i purchased an already corned beef
which probably has some very bad things in it
but i closed my eyes and soldiered on
Corned Beef and Cabbage
(printable recipe)
3-4 lb corned beef or brisket if you are d.y.i.-ing it
1 large head green cabbage--cut into thin wedges, leaving the core intact
7-9 small yukon potatoes
cold water to cover the brisket
little packet of pickling spices that come with the corned beef (optional)
this is so simple. take a large pot, place the corned beef in it and cover with water to about 2" above the top of the meat. bring the pot to a boil and then immediately, reduce the heat to a simmer and cover.  the meat will take approximately 50 minutes per pound.  about 45 minutes before the meat is planned to be finished, layer top the corned beef with the cabbage wedges and potatoes. make sure the potatoes get immersed in the liquid.  when the meat is fork tender, remove from the liquid and let sit covered for 30 minutes.  you can continue to cook the potatoes and cabbage if they aren't done to your liking.  
slice the corned beef against the grain and serve with the veggies and hot and spicy mustard.
and perhaps some irish soda bread

and 

had i made my own corned beef, i would link up to
hearth and soul which has some amazing food, you should check it out 

10 comments:

  1. Corned beef scares me, but I love it, and served as above is perfect,so I am either going to have to bite the bullet or convince my mum or MIL to cook it for me. Wonder which one of them would .... :)

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  2. Corned beef and cabbage is one of my son's favorite meals. I guess I need to be a better mother and serve it more than one a year (St. Pat's). I use a crock pot, though my mother and aunt used to cook it on the stovepot. I love smothering the meat and veggies in a horseradish sour cream mixture! Yum. Joni

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  3. Great stuff! Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Christie, I just found your Tuesday Night Supper Club! It is fantastic. I am going to have so much fun finding all the fun recipes from other's blogs! You have a lovely and DELICIOUS blog! I am so happy I found you.
    Yvonne

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  5. This brings back memories :-) When I was a kid, the three things I hated most were corned beef, cabbage and carrots (the 3 C's). I was also brought up, when in someone else's home, to eat everything that was put in front of me, no matter what. You guessed it - I went to stay at a friend's house for the night and was served the 3 C's. Although that was probably the most agonising meal of my life, I now like all three, though I'm still fussy about the way my carrots are cooked. Thanks for sharing this.
    Sue :-)

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  6. I've never made either, but it sounds perfect for a cold day or the irish holiday. Thanks for linkin up to tasty tuesdays.

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  7. this looks really healthy - I wouldn't mind having this every day for an diet. Like seriously - I love cabbages!!

    Have a lovely day love!!
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  8. Oh, corned beef and cabbage is a great meal! Another favorite comfort food for me :D (and you know, you don't have to make the corned beef from scratch to link up to hearth and soul...we'd be glad to have you. even w/ pre-corned beef ;P)

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  9. Thanks for including me on your post! When I make my carmel apples can I link back to your recipe too? Let me know

    Mrs. Mix It

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