St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

The most famous day of the Irish culture. Celebrated with a lot of green, which symbolizes not only the four-leaf clover (their lucky charm), but, as well as a leprechaun who keeps a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Making this magical day a great opportunity to celebrate, and of course, enjoy the traditional and delicious foods of Ireland.

Today, during catering, we have prepared delectable St Patrick’s Day dishes, which our customers seem to love. The two most popular plates today, are “Corn Beef & Cabbage” and “Sheppard’s Pie”. ‘
So don’t let this day go unnoticed, share recipes and meals with friends, celebrate, and always have fun

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St. Patrick’s Day

O dia mais famoso da cultura Irlandesa, comemorado com muito verde, que simboliza não só o trevo de quatro folhas (que traz boa sorte), como também o querido duende que guarda o pote de outro no final do arco-íris; é uma grande oportunidade para festejar, e claro, aproveitar as tradicionias e deliciosas comidas de “São Patrício”.

Hoje, como catering, nós preparamos algumas comidas típicas que estão fazendo muito sucesso com nossos clientes. Então para não deixar essa dia passar despercebido, reúna os amigos, comemorem, divirtam-se e não deixem de esperimentar dois dos pratos mais tradicionais da Irlanda que queremos dividir com vocês: “Corned Beef & Cabbage” e “Shepherd’s Pie”.

Recipes:

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Ingredients
3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
10 small red potatoes
1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges

Directions
1. Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender.
2. Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes.
3. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain.

Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef chuck
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 box frozen mixed vegetables
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 cups mashed potatoes

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over high. Cook beef, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic; cook until softened, about 4 minutes.
2. Add thyme, ketchup, and flour; stir until combined. Add 1/2 cup water and vegetables. Cook until vegetables are warmed through and liquid has thickened, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Spoon beef mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Spread potatoes evenly over beef; using a fork, decorate potatoes with lines and peaks. Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until potatoes are lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

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