Mar 17 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Food writer and chef Scott Hutcheson joins us to talk St. Patrick's day cuisine.

St. Patty Melt


If you’ve got your heart set on Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner tonight, you had better be planning to take a half a day of work. Another alternative would be a quick-and-easy St. Patty Melt, a variation on the classic Reuben using shredded cabbage instead of sauerkraut, and a sharp Irish cheese instead of Swiss.


Here’s a recipe for the traditional 4-hour dish and a video that shows you how to make the sandwich. Either way, happy St. Patrick’s Day!     


Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • One 3-pound corned beef brisket (uncooked), in brine
  • 36 ounces of canned vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 4 whole allspice berries
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 medium head green cabbage (about 2 pounds), cut into thick wedges


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place the corned beef in a colander in the sink and rinse well under cold running water. Place the corned beef in a large Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid; add the stock, bay leaves, peppercorns, allspice, and cloves. Bring to a boil, uncovered, and skim off any scum that rises to the surface. Cover and transfer pan to the oven, and cook until very tender, about 3 hours and 45 minutes.


Transfer the corned beef to a cutting board and cover tightly with foil to keep warm. Add the cabbage to the cooking liquid and bring this to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the cabbage is tender, about 20 minutes.


Transfer the cabbage to a large platter. Slice the corned beef across the grain of the meat into thin slices. Lay the slices over the cabbage. You can also ladle some of the hot cooking liquid over the corned beef and season with pepper.


If you are opting for the 15-minute sandwich, you can see how it’s done here.





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3/17/2011 4:40:16 AM
Bella United States
Happy St. Patricks Day ! (:
3/17/2011 6:37:25 AM
oana Romania
love this song. lead is something that is so real in today's world. even in christian families.
3/17/2011 6:38:48 AM
oana Romania
it's making me cry every time i listen
3/17/2011 7:21:54 AM
Wale Canada
I got back from work yesterday tired and was just going through itunes app store on my phone when I saw the game Street fighter4 for 0.99c and that all proceeds from Mar. 15 - 22 would go to Japan. I bought the game and played till 12.30am only to wake up late for work today.
But all the same am happy doing that for the Japanese.  
3/17/2011 7:51:59 AM
Pamela Zurawski United States
Pamela Zurawski
I was on facebook and came across this post from a friend...thought KLOVE would like this...Since yesterday was 3:16 day it got me thinking of 3:17 so I went on a hunt and found: Whatever you do, whether word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 Smile
3/17/2011 8:58:56 PM
emilia longoria United States
emilia  longoria
as i am driving to work every morning i listen to Lisa and Eric, as i am driving home from work i am listening to Scott and Kelly some times in between. i love the music u all play but it would be nice to listen to some of the older hymns. there is one that i just love  (Sanctuary) . i am driving to work at 6A.M. Can u please play it. Thank u all for the encouragement that u give every day. God Bless, Emilia ,Sheridan, Wyoming
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