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Dia dhuit (Hello). It is now March, which means that everyone’s favorite holiday to deck themselves out in green is quickly approaching. Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Lá Fhéile Pádraig), honors the life of Saint Patrick, while also celebrating Irish culture in North America as a whole. We love shamrocks, the wearing of the green, and attending the parades, but we must confess our favorite part of the holiday is the delicious meal served. That’s why for over 50 years we’ve been making in-house the traditional New England grey corned beef, and have the full corned beef and cabbage dinner ready for pick up in the kitchen.
We also carry red corned beef, corned ribs, along with cut-and-peeled carrots and potatoes, ready to be cooked at home. Here are some great recipes to try:
1) Corned Beef and Cabbage
Slow-cooking your corned beef leaves it tender and juicy. This recipe from Food Fanatic lets you deck out your table in green while the vegetables, meat, and pickling spices cook up in the pot. Save the cabbage until the very end, cooking it on high for one hour. Your vegetables will be fork-tender, meat delicious, and guests tempted to throw a parade in your honor.
2) Horseradish-Mustard Sauce
A zesty horseradish sauce is the perfect companion to your St. Patrick’s Day meal. Taste of Home makes it simple to prepare this three-ingredient creamy topping. Careful to not drown your meal, as the Irish say, “better be sparing at first than at last.”
3) Irish Soda Bread
A delicious treat with a pop of raisins, traditional Irish soda bread is a must for your meal. Gimme Some Oven‘s recipe is easy-to-follow and bakes up beautifully. Serve warm topped with butter to see those Irish eye’s smiling.
4) Homemade Corned Beef Hash
If you’re enough lucky to have leftovers, then you’re lucky enough. Cook up your leftover corned beef in this scrumptious breakfast dish from Happy Money Saver. Toss boiled russet potatoes, onions, and Worcestershire sauce together in a skillet and in twenty minutes you’ll have a meal that makes your family say “Sláinte!”
Erin go Bragh!
Want more St. Patrick’s Day ideas?
Stop by our store in North Andover. We’re always here to answer your questions.