Though it's fashionable to announce that corned beef and cabbage is more Irish-American than true Irish, the fact is that — while "bacon" (i.e., cured pork loin) and cabbage is more common in Ireland today — corned beef has long been happily consumed by the Irish, especially on special occasions, like St. Patrick's Day, for centuries, with cabbage, potatoes, and other accompaniments.
The white wine mustard sauce in this recipe comes straight from Ireland, and it's a decadent twist on the traditional mustard sauce, both savory and tart at the same time. This dish goes well with brown bread and butter.
Corned beef and cabbage is a festive dish that is often associated with Saint Patrick’s Day. Make a little extra and use the leftovers for Reuben sandwiches or corned beef and hash.
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Growing up in New York, you co-opt quintessential dishes from the city's other immigrants. I'm Italian-American, but I have legacy recipes for chopped liver and corned beef and cabbage. My mother makes corned beef and cabbage the way she saw it made while growing up in Queens. It's easy and straightforward with, as she says, "just one secret." Garlic. She makes cuts all over the corned beef and inserts slivers of fresh garlic — it pumps up the flavor.Click here to see Recipe SWAT Team: One-Pot Meals.Click here to see 6 Inspired Takes on Corned Beef and Cabbage.