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Saturday
Jan012011

Corned Beef and Cabbage

 

  • 5-6 lb corn beef brisket 
  • 2 cups of the saved brining liquid
  • 5-6 bay leaves
  • ½ cup pickling spices
  • 1 large head of green cabbage outside leaves removed, cut into quarters
  • 2 lbs potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3 turnips peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 5 lbs of carrots peeled and roughly chopped in large stalks

     In a large pot, filled with water, add the 2 cups of brining liquid and the additional spices.  Rinse off our corn beef of the spices from the brining to release extra salt left on the beef.  Bring your beef and the pot of water and spices to a boil, then cover, and let simmer at a medium boil for approximately 1 ½ hours on the stove top.  After 1 ½ hours add the root vegetables (Potatoes, Turnips, and Carrots) to the boil for minimum 30 minutes.  At 2 hours bring the pot to a full boil again and add the cabbage to the top of the boil, and cook for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, remove just the cabbage with a strainer spoon and place in a bowl with a stick of butter cut into smaller pieces place throughout the cabbage and stick in a warmed oven while you retrieve the rest of the vegetables and the corn beef.

     With a slotted spoon or a type of straining utensil, remove all the potatoes, carrots, and turnips from the water and set in a serving dish.  Remove the beef and set on a cutting board to slice after letting it cool about 10 minutes.  Run a strainer through the boiling water to get all the veggies you may have missed. 

     Once the beef has cooled slice it and place on top of the vegetables it was roasted with.  You will see some of the spices still mixed in with the veggies, but it lends a nice smell and they are not hard to eat around.

     I serve my corn beef with a creamy horseradish sauce. 

     Enjoy! It reheats very well for days!  It’s such a treat to have even after all the time it took to make it!

     Slainte!

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