Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I have to say this isn't an original idea. I tweaked the original to suit our family and it was AWESOME!!! I hope you'd had a great day doing whatever your family's traditions dictate. We don't do much other than wearing of the green and some sort of fun "green" or Irish themed dinner. For the past few years I've done a green themed dinner, but didn't feel like doing that this year. I had been wondering what on earth to do, when I was watching Food Network a couple of weeks ago and Guy Fieri made this on his show. The moment I saw it, I knew this is what I wanted to do. So tonight I got everything ready and made my substitutions not knowing how it would turn out. Some of my subs were pretty radical. But it was AWESOME! Did I say that already! So I must suggest that you MAKE this and make it SOON!!!! My kids even enjoyed it, which in and of itself is amazing!

Corned Beef and Pasta Toss
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup small diced carrots
1 cup diced cabbage
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon season salt
2 cups cooked corned beef, sliced
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tbsp relish
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup fresh peas, or frozen
1 pound cooked linguine


In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the butter and 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add the carrots and cabbage and saute until they are just tender and the cabbage is starting to caramelize, about 20 minutes. Stir in the onions and salt and saute 3 to 4 minutes longer. Add the corned beef and black pepper and cook until the beef is starting to crisp, about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally during this process. Add in the cream, half- and-half, the mustard and the relish. Let simmer until the sauce has tightened up a bit, about 5 minutes. Stir in the shredded cheese and adjust seasonings, as needed. Stir in the peas and the pasta, then transfer into a serving dish. Serve immediately.

As an added bonus I added food coloring to the pasta water turning it green. It's a little harder to do with whole wheat pasta, but it sort of looked green. Regular pasta probably would've tinted better.


Nana said...

That sounds like a nice different twist on corned beef. I love anything with corned beef in it!
Happy St. Patty's Day.

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teresa said...

great meal! perfect for st paddy's day!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

This sounds absolutely delicious!

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