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Hair Health, The Saint Patrick’s Day Edition: 5 St. Patty’s Day Dishes

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Happy Saint Patty’s Day curly queens! Catch the luck of the Irish in your belly this holiday, with this eclectic selection of Irish inspired cuisine.

1. Sunny Anderson’s Grilled Lamb With Mint Apple Jelly


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Ingredients
(Serves 4)

  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 1 bunch mint, plus 1/4 cup leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 jalapeno, halved
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 loin lamb chops (about 3 pounds)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Special equipment: cheesecloth

Directions

Quarter apples and place entire apple (seeds and core included) in large saucepan with the 1 bunch mint, water, vinegar and jalapeno. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cook until apples are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Mash and pour into a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl. Let sit to drain until you have about 2 cups of juice. Do not squeeze the apple mixture in the cheesecloth to extract more juice. Pour the stained juice into the saucepan and stir in the sugar. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook until reduced by half and becomes thick. Reserve half the jelly for serving and half for brushing on the chops as they grill. Let jelly cool slightly before brushing the chops.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Season lamb chops with salt and pepper and lightly coat with oil. Grill on each side for about 3 minutes, for medium rare, continuously brushing with the glaze. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped mint into reserved jelly and serve alongside grilled chops.

For more on this Recipe: Sunny Anderson’s Grilled Lamb With Mint Apple Jelly
Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson (2008) and foodnetwork.com

 

2. Corned Beef and Cabbage


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Ingredients
(Serves 6 to 8)

To Make the Brine:

  • 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) brisket
  • 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
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small cabbage cut into 6 to 8 wedges

To Make the 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

To Make the 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

Directions

Combine all the brine ingredients, except the brisket, in a large non-reactive bowl. Add the brisket (you may have to cut it into 2 pieces) and rub the spice mix into the meat. Pour cold water over until the meat is covered. Weight the brisket down with a small plate so that it is completely submerged; cover and refrigerate. The meat can be brined overnight or as long as 10 days. The longer the brining the more pickled the meat.

Heat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, marjoram, and bay leaves and cook until starting to soften, about 10 minutes. Remove the meat from the brine and rinse it well. Set the meat on top of the vegetables and add water to just cover the meat. Bring to a boil skimming any foam that surfaces. Reduce the heat to a simmer, place the lid on the pot, and cook for 15 minutes. Add the cabbage pieces, cover, and put it into the oven; cook for 3 hours.

Remove the meat, cover it with foil, and let it rest for 20 minutes. Cut the fat off the corned beef, slice the meat against the grain, and serve it in shallow bowls with the cabbage wedges, some cooking liquid, and the Herbed Root Vegetables.

To Make the Herb Butter:
Put the olive oil and butter into a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and toss to coat them well with the fat; season with salt and pepper. Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover the pot, and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the Herb Butter by combining the soft butter and herbs together; season with some salt and pepper.

To serve, spread some Herb Butter in the bottom of a bowl. Add the hot vegetables and dot with more Herb Butter. Moisten with some of the cooking liquid and serve.

For more on this Recipe: Corned Beef and Cabbage
Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence and foodnetwork.com

 

3. Shepard’s Pie


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Ingredients
(Serves 6 to 8)

For the Garlic Potato Toppings:

  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 10 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Filling:

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 to 3 medium carrots, roughly chopped, (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle light or dark beer
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Swiss or Cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions

Prepare potato topping: In a large saucepan add the potatoes and garlic and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain. Transfer the potatoes and garlic to a large bowl. Add the sour cream, 1/4 cup of the broth, butter, salt and pepper, and beat on low speed with a hand mixer until the potatoes are light and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. If the mixture is too dry, add the remaining 1/4 cup broth. Do not over mix. Cover and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch round baking dish with nonstick spray.

Prepare filling: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally until browned and almost crisp, about 7 to 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate; set aside.

Add the oil to the drippings in the skillet and put over medium heat. Add the onions and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle in the sugar, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to caramelize, about 3 minutes. Stir in the beef and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat, until the beef begins to brown, about 7 minutes. Add the carrots, peas, and garlic and cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and flour and cook, stirring, until well blended, about 2 minutes. Add the beer, bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, and scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, about 2 minutes Add the cooked bacon, the broth, rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and the pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.

Spoon the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread the potato topping evenly over the beef mixture. Bake until the filling is hot, the topping is lightly browned and the edges are bubbly, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheese. Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Let rest out of the oven for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

For more on this Recipe: Shepard’s Pie
Recipe courtesy of Melissa d’Arabian and foodnetwork.com

4. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes


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Ingredients
(Makes 24 Cupcakes)

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, plus more for dusting finished cupcakes
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch fine salt
  • 1 bottle stout beer (recommended: Guinness)
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (1-pound) box confectioners’ sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt.

In another medium mixing bowl, combine the stout, melted butter, and vanilla. Beat in eggs, 1 at time. Mix in sour cream until thoroughly combined and smooth. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.

Lightly grease 24 muffin tins. Divide the batter equally between muffin tins, filling each 3/4 full. Bake for about 12 minutes and then rotate the pans. Bake another 12 to 13 minutes until risen, nicely domed, and set in the middle but still soft and tender. Cool before turning out.

For the icing: In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the heavy cream. On low speed, slowly mix in the confectioners’ sugar until incorporated and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Icing can be made several hours ahead and kept covered and chilled.

Top each cupcake with a heap of frosting and dust with cocoa.

For more on this Recipe: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman and foodnetwork.com

 

5. Guinness Float


Photo credit: Kana Okada
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Ingredients
(Serves 4)

For the ice cream:

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey

For the float:

  • Dash of chocolate bitters
  • 2 ounces Guinness stout

Directions

To make the ice cream: Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until pale. Bring the milk, heavy cream, and vanilla pod and seeds to a simmer in a small saucepan. Slowly whisk the hot liquid into the egg mixture; strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl, then set the bowl in a larger bowl of ice water. Add the Irish cream and whiskey and stir until cool. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 3 hours. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.

For each float, put a scoop of the ice cream in a glass. Add the chocolate bitters and top with the Guinness.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, fold Baileys Irish Cream and whiskey into softened vanilla ice cream and freeze until firm.

For more on this Recipe: Guinness Float
Recipe adapted from Wood & Vine for Food Network Magazine, and courtesy of foodnetwork.com

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