Monday, January 25, 2010

"Corned Beef with Dijon Glaze"

"Top of the mornin' to ya..." as we venture into the region of Ireland!  If one were to guess what my genetic background is, they would probably have "Irish" at the top of the list as the fair-of-skin is a dead-giveaway.  In fact, when I was young, my Aunt used to jokingly call me "Casper"...

For last night's dinner, I attempted the classic "Corned Beef" from Ireland, but found a recipe that included a "dijon mustard glaze".  This was delicious.  A bit salty for my taste buds, but husband and children gave it universal thumbs-up!  I prefer spicy to salty, but I did enjoy the taste of this very much.

I found this recipe on the internet and it is published on cost us $20.00 for the ingredients that I needed, so another $2.00 is added to our Donation Jar.  In case you weren't aware, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has a virtual shopping link on their website where you can actually "click and drag" food items into your virtual shopping cart and donate that way.  They list the cost of these items, so that you know that you are actually purchasing food for the individuals who need it.  Their website is:

Corned Beef with Dijon Glaze
1 (3-pound) corned beef brisket, trimmed
4 cups water
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 bay leaves
8 whole cloves
3 garlic cloves, split
Dijon Glaze (recipe follows)

1.  Place brisket in a large Dutch oven.  Add water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, cloves and garlic; Bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours or until tender.  Drain.
2.  Return brisket to Dutch oven.  Spread with 1/2 cup Dijon Glaze.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.  Serve with remianing glaze.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Dijon Glaze
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
--Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat, stirring mixture constantly until bubbly.  Makes 1 1/4 cups glaze.

An Irish Prayer

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

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