Monday, October 15, 2012

Corned beef, cabbage and potatoes

A while back (three weeks to be exact) I started curing my own corned beef at home. I finished it yesterday by rinsing the cure off it and simmering it for 3 hours in a low oven. The kinky thing about this is that I did not use brisket; I used two different hunks of chuck. We'll be eating it for dinner tonight (although I've sampled it - and it's superb). The worst thing about this is waiting for it to be ready. Find a recipe for corned beef via Google. It's easy, peasy to do.

I thought about making a traditional boiled dinner, but I'm not a traditional kind of guy. I sauteed cabbage wedges in a bit of oil with ground caraway seed, butter, and salt and pepper.

I wanted to make a potato timbale, but didn't feel I had quite the time I needed. Another day soon. I went with some simple potatoes, initially cooked in the microwave for a few minutes and then saute lightly with butter, salt and pepper.


Angie's Recipes said...

A hearty and comforting meal!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

you do your own corn beef? now that is impressive

Pam said...

I bet it's great! Unfortunately, I'm the only one here that likes it.

chow and chatter said...

wow looks so good and your a star in the kitchen

Unknown said...

It's finally ready!! YAY! Your patience is something to be envied :) But I guess they are right when they say, good things come to those who wait :)

Des said...

Pretty impressed that you made your own corned beef! That is something I've never even thought to attempt myself. :)

Chris said...

This really puts me in the mood for smoking corned beef into pastrami.

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