Spices up your St. Patricks Day Dinner

Photo from Creative Commons

Photo from Creative Commons

St. Patricks Day is here which means a lot of people are breaking out the corned beef and cabbage dinners to celebrate an old tradition. Just because this dinner is easy to make though, doesn’t mean you should skip on the amazing flavor you can add to it. Here is a list of some of the best spices you can use to make a normal dinner into something amazing.

If you are into brining your meat then add these spices to your corned beef to give it an extra kick:

  • Whole coriander
  • Whole mustard seed
  • Whole black peppercorns
  • Whole allspice
  • Marjoram
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaves
  • Garlic
  • Kosher Salt

Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/corned-beef-and-cabbage-recipe.html

Adding dinner rolls or french bread to any dinner always tops it off in a  perfect way. Take it up an extra notch by adding this flavored herb butter made from scratch.

  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Chervil

Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/corned-beef-and-cabbage-recipe.html

If you want to go for a different Irish favorite, try a Shepherds Pie with these amazing spices:

  • Onion
  • Kosher salt
  • Minced cloves
  • Minced parsley
  • Minced rosemary
  • Black pepper

You can even top your Shepherds Pie with a garlic potato blend:

  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher Salt

Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/corned-beef-and-cabbage-recipe.html

If you want to go completely off the grid then try spinach pancakes with corned beef hash:

  • Chopped chives
  • Kosher salt
  • Black Pepper

Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/st-patricks-day-spinach-pancakes-and-corned-beef-hash.html

Whatever your St. Patricks Day meals may be, never be afraid to add a little spice to it!

 

 

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