St. Patrick is one of Ireland’s patron saints and many Americans with Irish ancestry remember him on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. St. Patrick’s Day is fixed on March 17. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years.
To “corn” something is simply to preserve it in a salty brine (the term corn refers to the coarse grains of salt used for curing). In the days before refrigeration, corning was essential for storing meat, especially from large animals like cows. Historically, beef that was slaughtered and “corned” before the winter was served with the first fresh spring cabbage to break the Lenten fast on Easter.
You can do this recipe two ways. You can buy the corned beef from the store (which is the easiest way), or you can brine your brisket way…
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