Another St. Pat's Day Meal

dcarch7March 19, 2014

St. Patrick's Day is not a holiday, so there was no time to make anything elaborate.

Cheap $1.79 a lb store corned beef, soaked overnight to remove all salt and nitride, bagged it with nice seasoning and sous vided at 144F for 48 hours. So tender and delicious juicy beef, flavorful and not salty because it was marinated in seasonings while cooking for 48 hours. I am glad that I bought 4 slabs at $1.79 a lb. Plenty to enjoy this year.

Cabbage, simmered in some corned beef juicy, not too bad.

Found some giant 14" long carrots. Cut some deep slits for better flavor infusion, and sauteed in corned beef fat. You should try corned beef fat. Better than bacon fat.

Corned beef fat crispy crackling powder sprinkles on the dish for garnish.

I am sure you all had a great St. Pat's Day, Irish or not.

dcarch

This post was edited by dcarch on Wed, Mar 19, 14 at 19:39

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ann_t

Nice looking corned beef dinner DC. Your pictures almost makes me wish I liked carrots. I said almost. Look at those perfect slices of corned beef.

~Ann

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 3:48PM
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jasdip

LOL Anne, and carrots.
DC, that's a great looking meal!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 7:08PM
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arley_gw

dcarch, heretofore I have pressure cooked my corned beef, but this looks fantastic. I'll have to try doing it that way now that (thanks to guidance by you, foas et al) I now have a sous vide setup.

Okay, in honor of the holiday, and once you're tired of second rate tenors botching 'Danny Boy', here's a non-insulting Irish joke, and a groaner of a pun:

Q. What's Irish and stays outside all summer?

A. Paddy O'Furniture.

Now, if any of you have only heard schlocky versions of 'Danny Boy' and need to hear how powerful that song can be, listen to the Aussie Judith Durham (lead singer of the sixties group, The Seekers--you know, 'Georgy Girl', 'World of our own', etc)--I don't know if it's ever been done better, even by legendary singers like John McCormack.

I can't listen to the second verse without choking up.

Here is a link that might be useful: Judith Durham--Danny Boy

This post was edited by arley on Wed, Mar 19, 14 at 20:54

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 8:46PM
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dcarch7

I have said, using sous vide, I had tested a 5% less corned beef shrinkage, that is why it's more juicy.

Speaking of Danny Boy. It is a hobby of mine to search and collect popular English song which has a French version.

For instance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLBgIgjuqJU

dcarch

Here is a link that might be useful: Danny Boy

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:33PM
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trailrunnerbiker

Beautiful plating ! I love corned beef and cabbage and potatoes...haven't made it in years and years. I used to always use a corned beef round...very very lean and use a pressure cooker. It was always moist. This was in the 70's though and meat was different then.

I wish I had your set up for the slow cooking. My son has had it in the one kitchen he was using when in VA. He didn't use it much though . Now all he does is the meat curing. He is doing a "stage" in Charleston SC at the moment for 4 days. c

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 2:33AM
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dcarch7

Ann_t, thanks. You said you don't like carrots, but you didn't say you dislike them. So there is hope.

Jasdip, thanks. Just typical traditional ingredients for a corned beef meal.

Trailrunner, Thanks. I visit a few other forums. There is so much interest recently in sous vide cooking with several sous vide cookers at around $200. There must be at least 10 who I know of went and bought SV cookers, and they are not even typical home cooks. They are grillers and smokers.

dcarch

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 8:36AM
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mustangs81

It does look enticing even though I don't like corned beef and cabbage...so save the carrots for me.

*I'll make this short,,,the HG doesn't know how to boil water so for one birthday I asked for him to cook dinner from scratch. When I told him steak on the grill, baked potatoes in the MW, and cut up lettuce did not count he was thrown. So he took the day off to accomplish this feat...I mean fest. Although it was corned beef, it was a birthday present I will never forget.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 6:31PM
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ann_t

DC I was being polite. I usually say I dislike them immensely because that sounds nicer than saying " I hate".

I can eat them raw. Just not cooked. Regardless of how they are prepared.

~Ann

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 9:26PM
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dcarch7

"----I can eat them raw. Just not cooked. Regardless of how they are prepared.---"

How about Tempura? :-)

dcarch

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 7:32PM
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annie1992

OK, so Ann T can have my share of corned beef and I'll eat the carrots and potatoes, and I love cabbage. I'm just not wild about the corned beef...

Cathy, I guess it's the thought that counts. Right? (grin)

Annie

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 8:26PM
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KatieC

Pretty. I didn't know you could soak all the junk out of storebought corned beef. Still....we're pretty happy with our costco brisket and Ruhlman's pickling mix.

I'm with Ann on the cooked carrots...ick. I always munch a raw carrot when I'm prepping them for corned beef and cabbage or pot roast.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 8:53PM
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ann_t

No, not tempura. If tempura comes with carrots they get passed over to Moe.

Not even glazed with honey or maple syrup.

~Ann

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 9:39PM
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dcarch7

"----Not even glazed with honey or maple syrup.---"

But for sure no one can resist this:

http://practicallyorganicgirl.com/Portals/organic/Gallery/Album/45/IMG_4901.JPG

dcarch LOL!

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 9:52PM
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ann_t

Eeewwww..... talk about ruining perfectly good bacon.

~Ann

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 11:27PM
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dcarch7

"----Eeewwww..... talk about ruining perfectly good bacon.--"

I give up.

I hope some day you will get to the roots (pun!) of your Daucus carotaphobia.

dcarch :-)

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 12:03AM
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