St. Patrick's Day Dinner

17 March 2008 6 comments

To celebrate my dh's Irish heritage, I always serve Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day (March 17). This is one of those 'no-brainer' dishes that is very easy to prepare. Corned Beef in the Philippines always comes in a can. :) Fresh Corned Beef here in the US is completely different. Most Corned Beef sold in the grocery stores are the 'brisket' kind and that is what I have been using years before. This year though, I'm using the 'eye round' part of the beef which is much leaner. I personally prefer the brisket but dh ends up taking out a lot of it out because of the fat.

The Corned Beef is placed in a pot of water and brought to boil. Lower the heat and let simmer for three to four hours until fork-tender. I also cook the potatoes with the Corned Beef. Make sure you add the potatoes while the water is still cold. If you add the potatoes when the water is already boiling, you will end up with potatoes that are mushy on the outside but still hard on the inside. Cabbage is also part of the dinner and green beans, if you prefer.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! :)

6 comments: to “ St. Patrick's Day Dinner so far...

  • Marvin March 17, 2008

    Canned corned beef is delicious! :p

  • Babette March 17, 2008

    Amen to that Marvin! I love canned corned beef sauteed with garlic, onions and tomatoes. Definitely one of my comfort foods. :)

  • Amor March 17, 2008

    Happy St Patrick's day to you Barb!Ah ganyan pala ang corned beef dyan boiled.Ang alam ko lang na corn beef ay yong nasa lata :)

  • Babette March 17, 2008

    Hi Amor, meron din ditong carne norte. Yung father-in-law ko ang favorite nya yung corned-beef hash, ito yung delata na corned beef with potatoes. Usually they serve it for breakfast with sunny-side up eggs. Pero itong si Tim hindi siya mahilig, ang mga bata naman syempre marunong kumain dahil sa akin. :)

  • Mira March 18, 2008

    I didn't know Tim has Irish lineage, lol. I also love this kind of corned beef, but pinoy corned beef is still the best. We also do the same thing Barb saute it with GOT but also add diced potatoes.

  • Ligaya March 18, 2008

    hi ate barbs! ganyan din dinner namin kagabi. daming binili ni chip na corned beef, sale kasi. LOL! ninev loves it, dami niyang nakain last night. :D

    i have a lot of canned corned beef here, yong argentina. as in binili ko pa yun sa pinas nung umuwi kami ni ninev dun last year. LOL! sarap, love it for breakfast. =)