Channeling Colcannon

Three ingredients (plus salt) never tasted so good. It must be the upcoming St. Patrick's Day that made me want to dump this lot on a plate of mashed potatoes. Not that Brussel sprouts cooked in pancetta come close to that Irish cabbage and potato delicacy. And bite my tongue but I loaded my mashed potatoes with English butter. Still, it's comforting to spoon this dish down at winter's end with bathing suit season not even a squint away. Also, local purveyor Trader Joe's, you have redeemed yourself from last week's suddenly expiring produce! xo

Ingredients

4 oz chopped pancetta

1/2 small red onion, chopped

1 bag shredded Trader Joe's Brussels sprouts

In medium heavy skillet over mid low heat, render the pancetta. I like mine a little crispy. 10 minutes. Add onion and a little salt, cook 5 minutes. Add sprouts, cooking until tender, 5-8 minutes. Be generous with the salt and pepper. If food sticks, deglaze with a tablespoon or two of water. Serve alone or ladled over mashed potatoes.

Eat – B

 

 

Not Meat Free St. Patrick’s Day Monday

The beef is corned!

The great common denominator connecting Jewish and Irish tables is celebrated today. You can start days earlier, or you can buy your brisket with a seasoning pack and make life easy and delicious.

At just under two pounds this piece of deliciousness is also built for two – the max number of family members eating it tonight.

Add your fave veg (carrots, parsnips and onions here, with a use it up handful of shredded Brussel sprouts here instead of new cabbage). We're skipping potatoes for Jewish rye :).

Instructions:

Cover meat and seasonings with water, bring to boil, then simmer covered. Add veg after about an hour. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 for larger cuts. Cool completely before slicing.

Eat – B