Tasty Tuesday: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

Make your own Irish Cream! Yum!

Make your own Irish Cream! Yum!

I love the winter holiday season, but also enjoy the other holidays throughout the year, including St. Patrick’s Day. In honor of the holiday, this week I’m featuring a couple Irish recipes for you!

The first one is a traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dish that has been around for years. As with many other recipes, one of the things I like about it is that it doesn’t take long to make (about 20 minutes to prep and 45 minutes to cook) yet tastes delicious! The second recipe I’ve included is for an Irish Cream Liquor that I feel is better than what you can buy at the store. I dare you to try it!

Corned Beef and Cabbage
4 cups water
2 lbs corned beef brisket with spice packet
2 large red potatoes (sliced into 2-inch chunks)
1 medium head cabbage (cut into 8 wedges)
1 can chicken broth (14.5 oz)
4 large carrots (cut into 2-inch chunks)
1 medium onion (cut into 2-inch pieces)

1. In a 6-qt. pressure cooker, stir the spice packet (from beef brisket) into the water; add beef. Close cover securely. Turn regulator knob to pressure and put on high pressure. Cook for 45 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the potatoes, cabbage, and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add carrots and onions. Cover, let simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are at desired tenderness; then drain.
3. Release pressure according to manual instructions. Remove beef to a serving platter. Discard cooking liquid. Serve beef with cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onion. Serves 4-6 people. Enjoy!

Irish Cream Liquor

1 (750 milliliter) bottle Irish whiskey
8 3/4 ounces milk chocolate
2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
2 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules

1. Pour a small amount of whiskey into a large bowl.
2. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate, stirring constantly until smooth. Mix the melted chocolate with the whiskey in the bowl.
3. Gradually stir in the sweetened condensed milk and the evaporated milk.
4. Stir in the cream, instant coffee granules, and the remaining whiskey.
5. Pour mixture into 3 (750 ml) bottles, seal and store in refrigerator.

This recipe is best if kept at least 1 month before serving.
To serve: shake bottle well, pour into small glasses over crushed ice.

If you’re looking for a place in Gahanna, Blacklick, New Albany, or other Central Ohio areas to celebrate all the holidays, please contact me and my team! We are professionals ready to serve you with your real estate needs. Call me at 614.336.7514 or email anytime Lori.Hicks@RealLiving.com.


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