I can't be too surprised really that Irish people don't eat this. I mean most Americans would swear up and down that spaghetti and meatballs is a traditional Italian dish; having lived in Italy for over a year, I can honestly say that I never once saw - or cooked - spaghetti with meatballs. Spaghetti, yes. Meatballs, yes. But together, no, definitely not.
Still this realization doesn't stop me from making a corned beef and cabbage dinner for my family every St. Patrick's Day. I just told them that it wasn't really Irish. And to that end, we did try an Irish Beef Guinness Stew that is traditional!
You can watch the video process on Culinary Cam...or here...
Ingredients serves 8
4 pound corned beef brisket
- 1 onion peeled and cubed
- 3 to 4 carrots
- herbs (I used fennel fronds)
- 12 organic baby potatoes
- 1 to 2 cabbage heads, cored and sliced into wedges