Prep 3 hrs
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
From Cooking Light, Jan/Feb 2005. Store the extra vegetable cooking liquid in airtight containers in the freezer, if desired, and use it to flavor soups, sauces, or rice.
- 2 1⁄2 lbs cured corned beef brisket, trimmed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 4 whole cloves
- 4 whole allspice
- 4 bay leaves
- 3 cups thinly sliced carrots (about 1 pound)
- 2 1⁄2 cups peeled strips rutabagas (4 x 1/2-inch)
- 2 1⁄4 cups thinly sliced parsnips
- 1⁄2 cup frozen pearl onions
- 16 small red potatoes, halved
- 1 small head green cabbage, cut into 8 wedges
- Place beef in a large Dutch oven. Add black peppercorns, mustard seeds, cloves, allspice, and bay leaves. Cover with water to 2 inches above beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; partially cover, and simmer 2 hours or until beef is tender. Remove beef from pan.
- Strain cooking liquid through a sieve over a large bowl, reserving cooking liquid; discard solids. Place 1 larve heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag inside each of 2 bowls. Pour reserved cooking liquid into bags; stand 10 minutes (fat will rise to the top). Seal bags; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of 1 bag. Drain liquid into pan, stopping before fat layer reahces the opening; discard fat. Repeat procedure with remaining bag.
- Add beef, carrot, rutabaga, parsnips, onions and potatoes to pan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Arrange cabbage on top; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
- Remove beef from pan, and cut across grain into 16 slices. Strain vegetable mixture through a sieve over a large bowl, reserving vegetable mixture and cooking liquid. Place 1 cabbage wedge, 1 1/2 cup vegetable mixture and 2 beef slices into each of 8 large soup bowls. Pour 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid over each serving; reserve remaining cooking liquid for another use.
This is a great recipe for the St. Pat's Day season. I've used a recipe from my mother that is almost the same now for years. But I didn't have it "written down". Now I can print it and share it when asked. Good flavor melding with the vegetables. Thank you for posting.