Since I'm a native from New England I just had to try your recipe for boiled dinner! We love ham more than corn beef, so this was right up our alley! I used a 9 lb. smoked shoulder that yielded lots of meat. I made a pea soup with the leftovers. My family inhaled this meal and went back to the fixings more than once! Other than sprinkling the cabbage with a little vinegar, and adding butter and pepper to my carrots and potatoes, nothing needed anything else to bring out the simple flavors of this delicious combination! Yes JCC I have to agree, this is outstanding and something even the beginner cook can make with much success!
This is the way my Mom and I usually cooked this in New England. One change though. After boiling shoulder, I pour water into cabbage and potato mixture in another pot instead of throwing it out. Then I add fresh water to the shoulder to finish cooking. The ham flavor is infused with vegetables and gives it a wonderful taste. No need to add spices since shoulder's water already has the salty flavor.
This recipe is outstanding! I changed the water twice to make sure the Ham Shoulder was not salty. I added parsnips and turnip to list of vegetables. The meat was so tender and not salty and the veggies were perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.
This is a succulent dish so easy -my daughter -inlaw who does' cook made it and it came out beuatiful .tThanks for this easy delicious recipe keep them coming.Will make this again and again.
My Mom always served this with a horseradish white sauce like a gravy. Amazing! We are making it for Christmas!! Thanks for the recipe!
I made this for friends last week. They loved it! Love the idea of boiling and draining at the beginning to make the ham less salty. This is especially important if you are forced to buy a brand that you haven't purchased before and don't know how salty it is.
i love the recipe,i'm from Maine and it's just like the ham boiled dinner my mother used to make.glad that i found this particular recipe.thanks Grammie Bea i just love it.
The flavor from the ham shoulder was fantastic! It wasn't salty which is a big plus with us, and the flavor of the ham really came through. We made sandwiches with the leftovers, and they were great too! What a great Sunday dinner Linda. My whole family thanks you!
This is very similar to my familys recipe and very good. We used what was called a cottage-ham and added garlic and cooked every thing all at once. Very good recipe, simple and tasty. Thanks for posting!