St. Patrick's Day is this week, so why not experiment with Irish cooking? This week we'll offer some recipes that will put you in an Irish state of mind and belly. Today's comes from the book "Irish Traditional Cooking" by Darina Allen.
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
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.