Oh yes, I am a day late. The idea of having a St. Patrick's Day dinner didn't occur to me until a little later in the day and I had some range time to attend to, so I decided to delay a day.
|Bacon, a good substitute for everything|
What is that in the background, you ask? Just a little something Irish I picked up at the store. It's new and they let me have a little taste.
I must say, it's some good stuff. I may make my Whiskey Brownies with this. Ok, so back to the other good stuff. The Mustard and Brown Sugar Baked Corned Beef also turned out fabulous.
For the side of roasted cabbage, a simple recipe can be a great thing. In this case, it was exactly that. It went quite well with the corned beef. I also added a little extra lemon to the cabbage and was very happy that I did. I recommend it.
So, the recipes (short version), just for reference:
Mustard and Brown Sugar Baked Corned Beef: (full recipe at link)
2 1/2 to 3 pound flat-cut corned beef
1/4 cup whole grain mustard
1/4 cup brown or dijon or honey mustard
large sheet of aluminum foil
Pre-heat oven to 350F
Rinse corned beef, place on aluminum foil. Frost the top of the corned beef with combination of the mustards. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Wrap up in foil and put in dutch oven or covered baking dish. Bake for 2 hours to 2 hours 20 minutes, opening foil for last 10 - 15 minutes to let top brown.
Irish Bacon and Cheddar Soda Bread: (full recipe at link)
8 oz cooked bacon (cooked and chopped)
4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
4 green onions (sliced green tops only)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (I needed a little extra)
pre-heat oven to 400F
Mix all ingredients except buttermilk in a large bowl. Pour in buttermilk and work a little to form a round doughball. Put doughball on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes.
Roasted Cabbage With Lemon: (full recipe at link)
lemon juice (fresh preferred)
Pre-heat oven to 450F
Cut cabbage into 8 slices. Cut out stem. Place on baking sheet. Drizzle or brush on olive oil. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Place in oven for about 15 minutes.
We are going to have this meal again. We definitely aren't waiting until next year, that's for sure.