St. Patrick’s Day + 1

I’ve only ever had St. Patrick’s day dinner boiled, with everything thrown in the pot together: corned beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage. Friend Louise came up with an actual recipe for the corned beef and vegetables: slow cooked in 2 cans of Guinness. Irish soda bread from Macrina’s Bakery on the side. A good white wine.

I don’t think of Irish food as exactly gourmet, but this was quite delicious. I doubt you’d get corned beef made this way in Ireland, because they wouldn’t waste two good cans of Guinness by cooking it in a pot — they’d drink the stuff instead. But for Seattle St. Patrick’s Day, it was just the thing. Kudos to the chef!

2 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day + 1

  1. The food looks great. I also slow cooked corned beef in beer. I took it, and lots of other food / drink, to my mother’s where our clan had a big mystery party, “Who stole the pot of gold.” We had lots of people and lots of fun. The little kids followed clues and actually found the pot of gold full of gold covered candy.

    Next month: the Scottish Tartan celebration.

  2. for Katie: Sounds wonderful — your family really does know how to celebrate. Hate to miss the Tartan Parade this year, but keep me on the list for next year. I had a ball last year, and loved tasting haggis for the first time. 🙂

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