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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

While this dish is neither Creole or Cajun, it is definately a New Orleans dish. This past Saturday, I marched in the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s parade. It is a wonderful day that I spend with my brothers. While Centola is Italian, my grandmother’s maiden name was Murphy. This dish is a must eat on St. Pat’s day.

4 lb Corned Brisket of Beef

3 large Carrots, cut into large chunks

6 to 8 small Onions

1 teaspoon Dry English Mustard

Large sprig fresh Thyme and some Parsley Stalks, tied together

1 Cabbage

Salt and freshly ground Pepper

Put the brisket into a saucepan with the carrots, onions, mustard and the herbs. Cover with cold water, and bring gently to a boil. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours. Discard the outer leaves of the cabbage, cut in quarters and add to the pot. Cook for a further 1 to 2 hours or until the meat and vegetables are soft and tender.

Serve the corned beef in slices, surrounded by the vegetables and cooking liquid. Serve with lots of floury potatoes and freshly made mustard.


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