May the luck of the Irish be with you this week! We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by featuring a Corned Beef & Cabbage recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence. Try this recipe and you’ll have a delicious pot o’ gold on your hands!

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Please note: Overnight Recipe!

For the Brine (overnight prep):

1 cup kosher salt
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons whole coriander
1-1/2 tablespoons whole mustard seeds
1-1/2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
1-1/2 tablespoons whole allspice
4 sprigs fresh marjoram
4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
1 (2-1/2 to 3 pound) corned beef brisket

Overnight Brine & Day of Meal Directions

Day of Prep

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, halved
6 carrots, coarsely chopped
1 head celery including leaves, coarsely chopped
1 head garlic, halved
3 sprigs fresh marjoram
1 small cabbage cut into 6 to 8 wedges
Herbed Root Vegetables, recipe follows

Herbed Root Vegetables:

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound new potatoes, scrubbed
1 pound baby carrots, trimmed and scrubbed
1 pound baby turnips, trimmed and scrubbed
1 pound baby parsnips, trimmed and scrubbed
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Herb Butter:

1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup mixed chopped fresh herbs like thyme, mint, chives, parsley, or chervil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Herbed Root Vegetables & Butter Directions

Fun Tips to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Go Green! The good thing about this holiday is you are free to dress as subtle or as wild as you like.
  2. Accessorize! Buttons, pins and jewelry are great ways to dress up an outfit.
  3. Learn some Irish Words & Phrases
  4. Try or Learn to Irish Dance – Not only will it impress everyone you know, it’s a fun way to burn calories from all the delicious food and beverages.
  5. Learn the History of St Patrick’s Day – This day has been observed as a religious festival in Ireland for over a thousand years, though it was only recognized as a celebration of Irish culture and heritage in the 1970’s.
  6. Eat Traditional Irish Food – Corned beef, cabbage, lamb stew, Irish soda bread, and potatoes are about as Irish as you can get!
  7. Play Irish Music – Celtic, folk, and traditional Irish pub songs might just get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!
  8. Consider Having a Party at Home – You may not feel like going out but still want to celebrate, invite a few friends over and have a St. Patrick’s Day themed party. The above recipe is the perfect staple to any St. Patrick’s Day party!