View Full Version : Spiced Beef. Traditional Christmas Meal in Ireland long ago.

17th December 2010, 21:39

Most butchers in Ireland prepare Corned beef(salted not the tinned variety) so the saltpeter is not needed.
Ideal for when you get home from the pub on Christmas eve night!

Down here we corn the beef first and then spice it. It is lovely with a salad or with pickled red cabbage and potatoes. Try it you won't be dissapointed!:)

Donegal Bay.
17th December 2010, 22:13
Mine's spicing away in the fridge at the moment, first time so fingers crossed.

18th December 2010, 11:02
I had some this morning and it was fantastic! Nicer than smoked salmon. When you have it cooked, leave it in the water for a few hours so it wont be as dry as a board.

Donegal Bay.
19th December 2010, 18:17
Do Ye sell this in the shop William? I know it is very popular in the real capital.

20th December 2010, 19:55
Yes the whole year round to order but at christmas we make tons of the stuff!

Donegal Bay.
22nd December 2010, 19:42
Had some of mine today, very tasty with apricot chutney and Mrs DBs homemade bread. Good idea to leave it in the water after cooking.