browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Corned Beef and Caraway Cabbage

Posted by on March 8, 2013

Spring is in the air! This is my favorite time of year: spring training baseball is on the radio, Mother Nature is providing us with some gorgeous sunny days between all the rain, and one of the most fun celebrations on the calender is right around the corner. That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and whether your entire family is from the Emerald Isle or you’re just Irish at heart, St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to have some friends over to enjoy a pint or two of Irish stout and some corned beef and cabbage. For our recipe, be sure to brine it for as long as recommended. The salt in the brine carries the flavor of our Pickling Spice through the whole piece of meat and the extra spices reserved for the cooking liquid lend it a great burst of flavor on the surface. This St. Patrick’s Day be safe, enjoy some delicious corned beef and remember:

“May the lilt of Irish laughter
lighten every load.
May the mist of Irish magic
shorten every road…
And may all your friends remember
all the favors you are owed!”

Corned Beef

Corned Beef and Caraway Cabbage

 

Brined Corned Beef

Ingredients

4-5 pound beef brisket
4 tablespoons Pickling Spice
1 teaspoon juniper
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 gallon water
2 cups kosher salt
2 tablespoons curing salt
1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, boil the water with the spices, salt and sugar, reserving 1 tablespoon of Pickling Spice
  2. Once the water boils, remove from heat and cool to room temperature
  3. Put brine in the fridge to chill.
  4. Meanwhile, place the brisket in a large container and pour the brine over it, being sure it is fully submerged.
  5. Refrigerate, covered, for 6-7 days
  6. Remove the brisket and rinse in cool water
  7. Place brined brisket in a large pot with reserved Pickling Spice and cover with 1 inch of water
  8. Simmer for 4-5 hours, covered, until fork tender
http://www.silkroaddiary.com/corned-beef/

Caraway Cabbage

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 head of cabbage, sliced
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon caraway
1/2 cup Guiness or other stout porter
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium saute pan, heat butter and oil over medium heat
  2. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 3-4 minutes
  3. Add the caraway to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes
  4. Add 1/2 of sliced cabbage and mix well
  5. Allow the mixture to sit a few minutes without stirring so the bottom lightly browns
  6. Add remaining cabbage and mix well.
  7. Allow bottom to brown once again
  8. Deglaze the pan with Guiness and cook until beer is reduced
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste
http://www.silkroaddiary.com/corned-beef/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>