Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Here at Garden of Eating, we take St. Patrick’s Day very seriously. Truth be told, we love any holiday with its own distinct foods and flavors, so we’re bringing some new ideas to you for this year. We hope to inspire some new family favorites for the holiday!
Everyone knows the secret to great mashed potatoes is… BUTTER. Lots and lots of butter. But have you ever tried traditional Irish colcannon? It’s traditionally leftover mashed potatoes with leeks, cabbage, kale, or other greens. Here ar G.o.E., we like ours with peas, scallions, and a little crisp bacon.
Here’s a recipe we love for this most Irish of dishes.
Whiskey and St. Patrick’s day are a natural combination. Whiskey actually derives from a Gaelic word for “water,” so that should tell you about the importance of this liquor to the Irish and Scottish. We don’t think whiskey is just for drinking! We create a whiskey glaze for our corned beef. You can boil the corned beef until tender, remove from the pot (careful, it’ll be hot!) then brush with a glaze made from:
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup whiskey (Irish, traditionally triple-distilled, is preferred. Don’t go using a peaty Islay Scotch for this!)
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbls brown sugar
- 2 tbls soy sauce
- 2 tsp mustard
Put the roast into the oven or under the broiler until the glaze caramelizes. We promise you’ll want to add this to your family’s next St. Patrick’s Day. Why not give it a try this weekend!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Remember to drink responsibly, and always designate a driver!