Happy St. Patrick’s Day from K&N Sales
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day you probably picture a pint or two of Guinness, perhaps a warm loaf of Irish bread, and a steaming hot plate of corned beef. Making homemade corned beef is easier than you might think, and it all starts with a piece of meat most Texans know well—brisket.
Irish Corned Beef
No matter what corned beef recipe you use, you’ll want to keep a few simple rules in mind:
- Cabbage is the classic side-dish, but spring vegetables are everywhere at the farmers’ market right now—choose something seasonal!
- ‘Corning’ refers to the brining process which gives corned beef a unique flavor, and tenderizes the meat. Short on time? Ask the butcher for already-brined meat.
- There are several methods for cooking corned beef: Stovetop, slow cooker, and oven are all acceptable.
- Pro tip: Many folks don't know that a warming drawer can double as a slow cooker and save you counterspace.
Irish Brown Bread
Once you choose your recipe for Irish Brown Bread the rest is simple—deceptively simple. It’s hard to believe just five ingredients can create a delicious hearty bread you’ll crave every night (and morning)! Just one quick rise before baking makes this simple rustic loaf an easy weeknight project, and with a KitchenAid warming drawer or Wolf Steamer you’ll make quick work of proofing and rising, keeping countertops clear for other projects.
Proper Pint: Storage
Keep your St. Patrick’s Day beer stash at the right temperature with a beer refrigerator. Perlick has translated their commercial beverage refrigeration into high-end residential options that include undercounter and outdoor refrigeration. Sub-Zero also offers top-of-the-line residential refrigeration solutions for full-size, undercounter, and wine storage needs.
St. Patrick’s Day “Greenery”
This year’s Pantone Color of the Year is a fresh, vibrant shade called ‘Greenery’. We got to see it in person at #KBIS2017 on a customized BlueStar range. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that we can match ‘Greenery’ on custom cabinets from Executive Cabinetry.
Recipe Corner: Irish Mint Milkshakes (for Grownups)
Many thanks to our friend Chef Garth at Sub-Zero for this amazing adult milkshake recipe just in time for St. Patrick’s Day:
- One-half (1/2) gallon vanilla ice cream
- Three (3) shots peppermint schnapps
- Two (2) shots crème de menthe
- One (1) shot Bailey’s Irish Crème
Directions: Puree ingredients together with a Wolf Gourmet blender and serve! This recipe can be made and frozen up to one week in advance. Remove from freezer for several hours, and puree once more before serving.