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St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Joy Lindholm » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:46 pm

What is everyone making for St. Patrick's Day? My significant other is a celiac, so there will be no green beer - but plenty of Irish whiskey! :) I've decided to go against the traditional corned beef and do a shepherd's pie with ground lamb (with perhaps a red cabbage slaw on the side).
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby David M. Bueker » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:10 pm

Sunday...hmm...Laura hates cabbage, and is less than enthusiastic about corned beef.

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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:03 am

Joy Lindholm wrote:My significant other is a celiac...

We all like Celia. :wink:
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Jenise » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:45 am

I have a corned beef ready to go but may do it a few days later because Friday and Saturday are going to be heavy nights. My favorite corned beef dinner involves some deconstruction, as I'm not crazy about what happens when everything is cooked in the same pot. Cabbage yes, and carrots too though minimally cooked. But potatoes IMO taste better when cooked separately for more contrast, like roasted, and in place of potatoes I also love a bulgar wheat cooked in beef broth with butter and onions. When I do the latter, I'll put a lot of mint and good Hungarian paprika in to cook with the corned beef, and the overall result takes on something of an Armenian personality. A big pile of grilled green onions crown the platter, and some mustard thinned with a drizzle of sweet white dessert wine served separately puts the last needed contrast on the plate.

And I just may end up playing that pizza idea, too, though I'd truly miss not having a meal of the hot, just-cooked corned beef where pizza will be fine with shredded leftovers.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Howie Hart » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:45 am

Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread, Guinness, Bailey's, Tullamore Dew and dessert (?). I always prefer brisket over rounds.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Jon Peterson » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:03 am

We're doing shepherd's pie today for pi day and most likely corned beef and cabbage on the 17th with a nice Alsace Sauvignon Blanc. Since we don't have corned beef and cabbage very often (like once a year) I actually look forward to it.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Karen/NoCA » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:23 pm

Corned beef cooked with the latest spring beer from Sierra Nevada, potatoes are roasted with evoo, onions, and fresh rosemary, carrots are sautéed in butter, sometimes with brown sugar and mint. Cabbage is put in with the corned beef at the last few minutes. Gene likes the same spring beer to drink with dinner. Or we may use another beer....I will have to check his workshop fridge! :) I serve a Sierra Nevada brown mustard with a touch of brown sugar at the table.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Dale Williams » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:52 pm

I am going to be at a benefit concert Sunday afternoon, and Betsy has a rehearsal. So we were thrilled to be invited to friends for corned beef and cabbage that night. We both actually like it, though like Jon not something we have often.
I'm a wine person, so will bring a couple of wines. I think sparkling or crisp white (Riesling with just a hint of sugar) is best match, but hosts prefer red so I think I'll bring a wild goose (Irish) Bordeaux.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Frank Deis » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:06 pm

We often do corned beef and cabbage but I don't think I'm in the mood for it this year. A local restaurant (Stage Left) is having a more authentic and elegant Irish meal which I could almost talk myself into trying:

Stage Left: A Dignified Irish Tasting Menu

Potato Leek Soup.....with Prawn
Carpaccio of Irish Salmon.....with Salmon Roe, Horseradish, Preserved Lemons
Boxty (bacstaí).....with Lamb Bacon, Arugula Pesto & Tomato
Stuffed Lamb.....with Barley & Crispy Kale Colcannon
A Selection of Irish Cheeses ($10 supp)
Sticky Toffee Pudding.....with Elderflower Crème Fraîche

EDIT just heard about this on NPR, sounds really delicious

"Molly Malone's Cockle and Mussel Chowder"

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/14/174040971 ... tricks-day
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Karen/NoCA » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:37 pm

Dale Williams wrote:I am going to be at a benefit concert Sunday afternoon, and Betsy has a rehearsal. So we were thrilled to be invited to friends for corned beef and cabbage that night. We both actually like it, though like Jon not something we have often.
I'm a wine person, so will bring a couple of wines. I think sparkling or crisp white (Riesling with just a hint of sugar) is best match, but hosts prefer red so I think I'll bring a wild goose (Irish) Bordeaux.


I am drinking a sweet Riesling with mine, as well, while Gene has his beer.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:18 am

Howie Hart wrote:Tullamore Dew

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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Susan B » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:15 pm

Corned beef, mustard and brown sugar - check
Cabbage and pinenuts for saute - check
Potatoes, horseradish and greens for colcannon - check
Coffee-decaf, Jameson's and . . . oops gotta get some whipping cream

Best of all is hash made from the leftovers.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Karen/NoCA » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:34 pm

Best of all is hash made from the leftovers.

How do you make your hash? I'd love to perfect my own....which I have never made yet!
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Lou Kessler » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:31 pm

We have invites to dinner both Saturday & Sundy nights, hopefully just Sunday the menu will be corn beef and cabbage. I'll eat it if served by someone else but both my wife and I wouldn't ever serve it at home. We'll be polite and praise whatever is served to us by someone in their home. Manners are paramount when these situations arise.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:51 pm

An Irish seven-course dinner: A six-pack of beer and a potato. :mrgreen:
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:48 pm

Lou Kessler wrote:We have invites to dinner both Saturday & Sundy nights, hopefully just Sunday the menu will be corn beef and cabbage. I'll eat it if served by someone else but both my wife and I wouldn't ever serve it at home. We'll be polite and praise whatever is served to us by someone in their home. Manners are paramount when these situations arise.
What are the two thinnest books in the world? World war ll Italian war heroes & Irish gourmet cooking. :P There now I've said it! :roll:


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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:57 am

Lou Kessler wrote:What are the two thinnest books in the world? World war ll Italian war heroes & Irish gourmet cooking. :P There now I've said it! :roll:

I thought one of them was "Jewish Sports Legends".
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Alan Wolfe » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:14 pm

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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Fred Sipe » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:30 pm

BTW... it's not "Patty's."

It's "Paddy's."

http://paddynotpatty.com/

Just sayin'...
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Tom Troiano » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:58 pm

Certainly not corn beef and cabbage at my house. Yuck!!
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Carl Eppig » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:53 pm

We were planning to go to 99 Restaurant with friends where they have an interesting menu for the day. Since we both came down with "The Bug" we changing plans. Looks like lamb chops, potato cakes, and a veggie to be determined.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby John Treder » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:47 pm

St. Patty's day??? Paddy will be rolling over in his grave! And I'm not even Irish!

What am I doing to celebrate? Well, cracked Dungeness crab and Caesar salad last night. Nope.
Spaghetti, green salad and sourdough bread this evening. Nope.
Steak, baked potato and salad tomorrow. Prolly not!
I can blame Paddy for sending all the rattlesnakes over here, I guess. :twisted:
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby Susan B » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:31 pm

How do you make your hash? I'd love to perfect my own....which I have never made yet!


Karen, we are away from home presently. I will post the recipe that got me started when I get home in about a month. Sorry for the delay. It has become one of those dishes that sort of falls together depending on the state of the leftovers and yet rarely disappoints.
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Re: St. Patty's Day Food Plans

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:13 pm

I ended up making Indian food.
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