- Aug 31, 2004
The pubs in Ireland NEVER serve it. It's an American thing - New England Boiled Dinner renamed.Oh, man!! No one ever told me! Why do all the "Irish Pubs" offer Corned Beef & Cabbage? Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm not really a fan, but DH is...and I make it for him, every St. Patty's Day and other times too. I've learned to make a version that I can tolerate and he's thrilled. Of course, he's not Irish...
Pictures later, it is still cookin' here.
Ginny, authentic Irish St. Paddy's Day dishes are more like Shepherd's Pie or bangers and mash, either of which are delicious any day!
I have been wanting to duplicate a favorite dish from my childhood - Finnan Haddie. Mom would by the smoked haddock at the grocery store fish counter, easy-peasy. Not so easy for me. The only source that I found was online, $55 for 2, 1# packages. Probably a shipping charge, too, but I didn't check. Instead, I was able to get smoked trout at my local Market Basket thanks to a helpful seafood manager. I mostly followed the recipe from Serious Eats for Cullen Skink. While not exactly what I remember, the end result was delicious and will certainly be reprised. Probably with more trout since it's not as smoked or dense as Finnan Haddie.
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For many years, that is a recipe I used: New England Boiled Dinner. (The beau before the DH.)...but recently I found another recipe that works even better...for both of us.The pubs in Ireland NEVER serve it. It's an American thing - New England Boiled Dinner renamed.
Now that you mention it, that really does resemble J of C's formatting style.Silversage, that has to be a Joy of Cooking picture?