St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

March 17, 2014

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one of our great recipes!

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Black Lager Lamb Shanks - Beer Floats - Corn Beef Sliders
Charming St. Patrick's Day Recipes
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Black Lager Lamb Shanks Ingredients
  1. 4 lamb shanks
  2. 2 sweet onions (cut in a wedge)
  3. 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  4. 10 mini red potatoes (halved)
  5. 1 tsp. white pepper
  6. 4 carrots (large bias cut)
  7. 1 turnip (large dice)
  8. 1 Tbs. dry sage
  9. 1 tsp. nutmeg
  10. 1 Tbs. dry thyme
  11. 4 bay leaves
  12. 2 Tbs. olive oil
  13. 24 oz. black lager (Baba black or Murphy stout)
  14. ½ C. white wine vinegar
  15. 1 cabbage (cut into wedges)
  16. Salt and pepper to taste
Beer Float Ingredients
  1. 4 frozen mugs
  2. 1 gal. pecan ice cream
  3. 4 cans beer (Murphy’s, Baba Black or Guinness)
Corn Beef Slider Ingredients
  1. 4 to 5 lbs. corn beef (cooked and shredded)
  2. 3 bottles Killian’s Irish Red
  3. 4 dill pickles (sliced and halved)
  4. 1 dozen potato rolls
  5. 3 Tbs. yellow mustard
  6. 12 slices Skellig cheddar
Black Lager Lamb Shanks Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 280. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the dry spices, allow them to toast for 30 to 40 seconds then add the lamb shanks. Allow the lamb to sear on each side for 4 to 5 minutes to a dark brown color. Remove the shanks from the pan and place into a deep roasting pan. Place the sauté pan back over the heat and add the cut carrots, potatoes, turnip and onion. Cook the vegetables for 8 minutes, add the black lager to deglaze the pan, pure the sauce over the lamb. Cover the pan with some parchment paper and foil, place in the oven. Cook the lamb for 4 to 5 hours for the best results, the lamb will be fall off the bone tender.
  2. Once the lamb has been removed from the oven, leave it covered and allow it to rest while you prepare the cabbage. In a large sauté pan heat olive oil over medium high heat add the cabbage wedges and sear on each side for 6 to 8 minutes. Salt and pepper the cabbage, add the vinegar and cover. Turn the heat off and cook for 6 minutes. Place the cabbage in the middle of a plate, scoop the sauce, potatoes, onion and carrots over the cabbage. Place 1 lamb shank on the plate and enjoy.
Beer Float Instructions
  1. Dip the beer mugs into some water and place into the freezer allow the mugs to frost about 30 to 40 minutes. Place 2 large scoops of the pecan ice cream into the mugs. Slowly add the beer to the mug, it will foam. If you let the float rest for a few minutes, you can continue to add more beer. Serve with a spoon and straw and the remaining beer still in the can or bottle.
Corn Beef Slider Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 280. In a large sauté pan over med-high heat, add the spice package from the corn beef, toast the spice for 2 minutes then add the corn beef fat side down. Sir the corn beef for 4 to 5 minutes or until a dark brown color, turn the roast over and sir until dark brown. Pour one Irish Red into the pan to deglaze, place the corn beef into a roasting pan and pour the liquid from the sauté pan over the corn beef, cover with foil. Place into the oven at 280 and roast for at least 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Cut the rolls in half. Heat a pan over medium heat, toast the rolls cut side down. Dress the toasted rolls with mustard, pickle, corn beef and slice of Skellig.
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