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This Week's Ingredients
Carrots With Tops,
Mushrooms, (In the large & Jumbo baskets)
Green Leaf Lettuce, Local
Pink Lady Apples Extra fancy
St Paddy's Day Recipes
Bubble and Squeak
Recipe By :
Serving Size : 4
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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5 medium Potatoes; boil, peel -- dice
1/2 pound Bacon -- 1" pcs
1 Head cabbage -- cut 1/4" slice
1/2 cup Water
Salt to taste
In large iron skillet brown bacon. remove bacon. Pour off all grease except 2-3 tb. Add cabbage and 1/2 c water. Cover and cook over low heat about 20 minutes.
Add potatoes to cabbage along with the bacon. Salt to taste. Cook another 10 minutes. Extra water may be added while cabbage is cooking, but during last few minutes let mixture brown.
Dublin Sunday Corned Beef and Cabbage
Serving Size : 8
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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5 pounds Corned beef brisket
1 large Onion stuck with -
6 Cloves (whole)
6 Carrots -- peeled and sliced
8 Potatoes -- peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
1 small Bunch Parsley
1 Cabbage (about 2 lbs) -- cut in quarters
1/2 pint Whipping Cream
2 - 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
Put beef in a large pot and cover with cold water.
Add all other ingredients except cabbage and bring to a boil with the lid off the pot. Turn to simmer and cook for 3 hours. Skim fat from top as it rises.
Remove the thyme, parsley and onion. Add cabbage.
Simmer for 20 minutes until cabbage is cooked. Remove the meat and cut into pieces. Place on center of a large platter. Strain the cabbage and season it heavily with black pepper. Surround the beef with the cabbage, carrots and potatoes. Serve with horseradish sauce.
Horseradish Sauce: Whip cream until it stand in peaks. Fold in horseradish.
Old Fashioned Corned Beef & Cabbage
Note from Cheri: This is how I was taught to make Corned Beef and Cabbage by an old friend of my mother back in Holyoke, Massachusetts. This small Western New England town has one of the largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations outside of Ireland.
1 corned beef brisket, about 4 lbs. 1 juice orange 18-20 whole cloves 1 tsp. whole yellow mustard seeds 1/2 tsp. caraway seeds 1/2 tsp. whole black peppercorns 1/2 tsp. whole coriander 3 lbs. small potatoes, peeled (I like to use Yukon Gold in this dish) 2 1/2 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces 1 medium head cabbage
Place corned beef in large stockpot. Wash orange, with peel on, then roll around
TIP: If your brisket came with a spice packet, you can use that instead of the mustard seeds, caraway seeds, peppercorns and coriander.
on counter, pressing down to release the juice inside. Push whole cloves into the orange, scattering them randomly. Cut orange in half, gently squeeze some of the orange juice onto the corned beef and place clove studded orange halves in the pot. Sprinkle spices over meat, then add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 3 hours. Drain.
About 40 minutes before beef is finished, boil a large pot of water and cook potatoes and carrots. Add cabbage about 10 minutes before you're ready to serve as it doesn't need to cook long. Drain vegetables. Arrange meat and vegetables on a platter and serve with your favorite mustards.
Entrée ( Main Course)
Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Prep Time:1 hour Cook Time:45 minutes Total Time:1 hour 45 minutes Makes:9 -10 Rolls
Packed with umami flavor and nourishing ingredients, these Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are a hearty main for all occasions. Make ahead for a stress free dinner! This recipe is vegetarian and vegan.
3 lbs Head of Green Cabbage go larger if 3lb is unavailable
1 oz Dried Porcini Mushrooms
1/4 C Long Grain Brown Rice
1/4 C Green Lentils
1 tsp Sea Salt divided
1 Bay Leaf
2 Tbs Olive Oil
3/4 lb Cremini Mushrooms stems removed and sliced thick
1/2 C Shallot small chop
1/2 C Breadcrumbs Panko or toasted sourdough
1 Tbs Tomato Paste divided
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Fist Full of Fresh Thyme divided
1 (14.5oz / 411g) Can Diced Tomatoes
Reserved Mushroom Soaking Liquid
Dry White Wine and/or Vegetable Broth as needed
Ground Black Pepper
Bring a large stock pot, large enough to hold a head of cabbage, of water to a boil. Add the whole head of cabbage and simmer for 9 minutes turning it over once 1/2 way through cooking since it will float. Remove the cabbage and set in a colander to cool.
When cool enough to handle, gently remove the leaves attempting to keep them i tact as much as possible. To do this, use a paring knife to cut around the base of the stem, releasing the cabbage leaves so you can gently pull them away from the head. You'll want to try and obtain at least 10, large intact leaves for rolling. Set aside the torn leaves and/or other leaves which can be used to line the baking dish and/or eat for lunch the next day.
The leaves closest to the core won't fully soften, so if more leaves are needed, you can place these individually in the pot of hot water to soften or store the remaining head in the fridge to be later used in a another recipe.
For the Stuffing:
Rehydrate the Porcini: Place the porcini in a bowl. Scoop out 2 C (472g) of that very hot water the cabbage is cooking in and pour over the porcini mushroom. Cover the mushrooms with a lid and rehydrate 30 minutes. Strain, reserving the soaking liquid. Squeeze out as much soaking liquid from the mushrooms as possible. Rough chop the mushrooms and set aside.
Cook the Lentils and Rice: In a small sauce pot bring 1 1/2 C (454g) of water to a boil. Add 1/4 tsp salt, bay-leaf, lentils and rice. Turn heat to low, put a lid on the pot and cook for about 35-40 minutes, or until rice and lentils are tender. The lentils will cook faster than the rice, but this is okay for our application.
Cook the Mushrooms: In a nonstick saute pan add two Tbs of olive oil, heat until shimmering then add all the mushrooms. Give them a good stir then let them cook for about 2 minutes at a time before stirring again. We want to get a good sear on the mushrooms. Cook for about 13-14 minutes. Add the shallots about 3 minutes before the mushrooms are done.
Process the Mushrooms: In a food processor, add the mushroom mixture, bread crumbs, 1 tsp of tomato paste, 1/2 tsp salt and fresh thyme leaves from about 7 stems. Pulse about 4 times, scrape down bowl and pulse again a few more times so that mixture comes together but is not pasty.
Mix the Stuffing: When lentils and rice are done, scoop the mushroom mixture into the sauce pot the rice and lentils were cooked in. Add about 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper. Stir well to combine and taste for seasoning adjustment. Set aside.
For the Tomato Sauce:
To the same pan you sautéed the mushrooms in, pour in the reserved mushroom broth. Simmer on medium for about 2 minutes. The broth will begin to cook down a bit. Stir in the remaining tomato paste until dissolved. Add 1/4 tsp of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Stir in the diced tomatoes and cook on low for about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Lightly spray a large casserole dish with pan spray.
Line the dish with 3-4 cabbage leaves, or enough to cover the bottom and most of the sides. If the leaves hang over the edges, this is okay. To lay them flat you may need to cut a notch at the base of each stem.
For the remaining cabbage leaves, if the stem is tough and won't easily roll, cut a small notch out. Scoop about 1/4 C (40g) of the mushroom mixture and place it near the base of the cabbage leaf. Gently fold in the sides and start rolling, tucking in the sides as needed.
Place in baking dish, seam side down, on top of the leaves. Repeat, adjusting the amount of filling as needed for smaller leaves, until all the filling is used. The rolls can be crowded, just not overlapping. If you run out of room, start another baking dish and line as with the first baking dish.
Pour the sauce over and around the top of the rolls. The sauce should come just up the sides of the rolls, not submerged. Drizzle white wine and/or veggie broth over the top as needed.
Give each roll a few grinds of black pepper and a pinch of salt over the top. Lay 5-6 sprigs of fresh thyme across the top.
Bake, uncovered for 40-50 minutes until the tops are a bit golden with some a little crispy. Remove from oven, discard crispy thyme leaves and let set for five minutes before serving. Sprinkle fresh thyme over the top before serving.
Store in lidded container in fridge for up to two days.
Total Time: 60 min Prep: 25 min. Cook: 35 min. Makes 12 servings
1 medium head cabbage (about 2 pounds), shredded
4 pounds medium potatoes (about 8), peeled and quartered
2 cups whole milk
1 cup chopped green onions
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup butter, melted
Minced fresh parsley
Crumbled cooked bacon
Place cabbage and 2 cups water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving cooking liquid; keep cabbage warm in separate dish.
In same pan, combine potatoes and reserved cooking liquid. Add additional water to cover potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, place milk, green onions, salt and pepper in a small saucepan; bring just to a boil and remove from heat.
Drain potatoes, place in a large bowl and mash. Add milk mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in cabbage. To serve, drizzle with butter, top with parsley and bacon.
What other greens can you use instead of cabbage?
Cabbage can easily be substituted with any heartier greens you have on hand. We recommend curly kale or savoy cabbage, which is a crinkled, heartier green cabbage. Have extra hearty greens left over? Here are some additional ways to use that cabbage!
What kind of potatoes should you use to make colcannon?
For the perfect colcannon, choose what is categorized as a floury potato. They should have more starch and less water and produce a fluffier mash. In this case, Russet or Idaho potatoes will be your go-to potato. Read our guide to using different potato types for all kinds of recipes.
What can you serve with colcannon?
To really get the full experience, pair this with the traditional pork sausage Irish bangers. Colcannon is a great substitute for a mash, and it is jam packed with flavor! This recipe also makes for a great base to our delicious Irish beef stew.
Leek and Celery Salad
Preparation 15 min Cooking 20 min Servings 6
6 small or medium leeks
3 celery stalks, cut in 2 sections
1 1/4 cups (310 ml) chicken broth
1 sprig of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup (75 ml) cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon (7.5 ml) Dijon mustard
1/3 cup (75 ml) olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 green apple, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced with a mandolin
With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
Prepare the leeks by removing the dark green portion of the leaves and the rootlets. Cut the light green and white portion of the leek in half lengthwise.
In roasting pan, scatter leek and celery sections. Add broth, thyme, bay leaf and the clove. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove the leek and celery and let cool. Pour the broth through a sieve.
In a saucepan, reduce 1/3 cup (75 ml) of broth and the vinegar until only 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of liquid remains. Let cool.
In a bowl, whisk together the reduced broth, egg yolk and mustard. Add the oil in a thin stream while constantly whisking. Season with salt and pepper. Place the vegetables and apples on a plate and drizzle with the dressing.
APPLE BANANA MUFFINS
Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 16 mins Total time: 31 mins
Servings: 12 MUFFINS
cup unsalted butter
½ cup honey, or pure maple syrup
3 ripe medium bananas, mashed
¼ cup milk, of choice
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt