You may know Corned Beef isn’t originally an Irish dish, but was said to be introduced to the Irish American immigrants by their neighboring Jewish folks in the New England area as a replacement for “bacon”; essentially boiled ham. Yet it stuck, and today Corned Beef & Cabbage is now known the country over as associated with and a must-have “Irish Dish” on St. Patrick’s Day.
That said, I ran to the supermarket today to grab my Corned Beef ‘n Cabbage essential “ingrediments”: Corned Beef Brisket; specifically 4.36 lbs. worth of USDA choice point cut by Colorado Premium, a bag of russet potatoes, carrots, cabbage and a bottle of yellow mustard. Bam!
I haven’t started cooking it yet, which I’ll do later this afternoon in my trusty pressure cooker. Takes only about 45 minutes to around an hour in the pressure cooker (vs. approx. 2 hours conventional!), and so easy to do, being a one-pot meal. Of course, always put in the cabbage, carrots and potatoes towards about the last 5 minutes of pressure-cooking just to get them fork-tender al dente.
Just thought I’d share this to get you inspired in case you haven’t yet, to go get this stuff while it’s all on sale today, so you too can celebrate all things green today, the right way with your own Corned Beef & Cabbage feast tonight!
Oh, and in case you have time today, check out the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Waikiki. Starts at 12 noon to 3pm, starting from Ft. DeRussy, down Kalakaua Avenue, ending at Kapiolani Park.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!