With the country’s health climate as it is, you likely know that traditional St. Patrick’s Day parades have been canceled, and you might not be getting out as much in public gatherings. Therefore, I am posting a recipe where you can still celebrate St. Patty’s Day and have your boiled corned beef. Might I say, add a pint of Guinness to make it through these days of safe hygiene practices.
St. Patrick’s Day recipe
Adapted from www.allrecipes.com
4 pounds corned beef brisket, or more to taste
water to cover
1 medium head cabbage, cored and cut into 6 wedges
12 small red potatoes, halved
1 pound small white onions, peeled
6 large carrots, peeled and cut in chunks
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons coarse Dijon mustard
Place corned beef in a 6-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot and pour in enough water to cover beef by 2 inches. Bring water to a boil, skimming the liquid occasionally to remove fat from top. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover Dutch oven with a lid, and simmer for 2 hours.
Arrange cabbage, potatoes, onions, and carrots around beef and return liquid to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low, cover Dutch oven, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes. Transfer beef to a serving platter, reserving 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid. Surround meat with the vegetables.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk flour into melted butter until dissolved and bubbling, about 1 minute. Add reserved cooking liquid and vinegar to butter-flour mixture; cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk sour cream and mustard into sauce. Serve sauce alongside corned beef and vegetables.