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Celebrity St. Patrick's Day Recipes Including Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Celebrity St. Patrick's Day recipes celebrate the luck of the Irish with dishes such as corned beef and cabbage and more from Irish-Americans including Bobby Flay and Conan O'Brien.

St. Patrick's Day is is religious holiday internationally celebrated on March 17. The popular holiday has also become a celebration of Irish culture in America.

The holiday is named in honor of one of the patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Montserrat, Newfoundland and Labrador.

In America, many people celebrate by cooking a variety of tasty dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew and shepherd's pie. While corned beef and cabbage is not really a tradition, it has become renowned as a signature dish for St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day celebrations are more delicious with these yummy celebrity recipes for a few favorites:

Corned Beef and Cabbage from Bobby Flay (from the CBS News Early Show)

Spice Rubbed Cornbeef

Whole prepared corned beef (about 4 lbs)
Bobby Flay Spice Rub for Meat
1 pound bacon, cut into lardon
Canola oil
Whole grain mustard
Dijon mustard
Prepared horseradish
Chervil (garnish)

Rub corned beef with spice rub then set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until golden brown. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels. Reserve for the cabbage.

Sear corned beef in the bacon fat until a crust forms, turn over and continue cooking until golden brown the remove. Let rest and thinly slice. Whisk together mustards, honey and horseradish.
Serve the corned beef with sauce on side and garnish with chervil.

Cabbage with Bacon, Roasted Shallots and Blue Cheese

1 head cooked cabbage
8 whole shallots
4 ounces blue cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
Canola oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Rye bread, (sliced 1/4 inch thick slices)

Preheat oven to 350°F and place shallots on a sheet pan. Toss with a few tablespoons of oil and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven, turn occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized. Toss with cabbage and heat through. Transfer to a platter and top with reserved bacon.

Place rye bread on baking sheet. Toast in oven until crisp on both sides. Top with blue cheese and bake until slightly melted. Serve bread with corned beef and cabbage.

Conan O'Brien's Alleged Lamb Stew (from Good Housekeeping)

2 c. diagonally sliced parsnips
2 c. diagonally sliced carrots
2 c. sliced onions
1 1/2 lbs. small white potatoes, each cut into quarters
1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
2 lbs. boneless lamb stew meat
1 1/2 c. beef broth
4 c. plus 3 Tbsp. cold water
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spread half of vegetables in heavy 6 quart Dutch oven. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and half of thyme. Top with meat and remaining vegetables. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and remaining thyme. Add 4 cups water and broth. Cover and cook in oven 2 1/2 hours or until tender.

Transfer vegetables and meat to a bowl then cover to keep warm. Blend flour with remaining water in a cup. Stir into the hot liquid in the Dutch oven then heat to boiling on top of range. Boil for 1 minute then skim off fat. Return the meat and vegetables to the Dutch oven. Serves 6.

Roma Downey's Irish Soda Bread (from

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
¾ cup raisins (optional)
1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter

Stir together flour, sugar, raisins and caraway seeds (if using), baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In separate bowl, whisk together butter, buttermilk and egg. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead lightly just until dough holds together. Place on greased baking sheet the flatten into 9-inch round. Score top into eights with a sharp knife. Bake in 375 degree F (190 degree C) oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pan on rack for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 8.

Gordon Ramsay's Shepherd's Pie (from


3 lbs ground beef or lamb
2 tbs olive oil
1 large carrot, grated
1 large onion, grated
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ tbs tomato paste
1 tsp chopped rosemary
1 tsp thyme
1 cup red wine

Mashed Potatoes:
1 ½ lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tbs butter
½ tsp salt
¼ cup half and half or heavy bream
1 cup chicken broth
3 tbs parmesan cheese
2 tsp salt (to taste)

Prepare mashed potatoes by placing in a pot with enough water to cover. Add salt and cook 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash. Warm bugger and cream then add to mashed potatoes. Season with salt, then beat with hand beater or wooden spoon until fluffy for about 1 minute. Cover potatoes and set aside.

Prepare filling by heating olive oil in pan then stir fry beef until pinkness is gone. Drain excess grease then add carrot, garlic and onion. Stir fry for 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and thyme. Cook for 1 minute. Simmer with wine until wine is almost evaporated. Add broth and simmer about 5 minutes.

Spoon mashed potatoes on top of beef then sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Fluff with fork and bake in 400° F oven for 20 minutes or broil until top is brown.

Top off the night with a Bailey's Irish Coffee, a popular favorite consumed by many celebrities. Add Bailey's to taste to a cup of hot coffee then top with whipped cream. It's like a drink and dessert in one cup!

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