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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Orange Marmalade and Irish Whiskey Glazed Corned Beef



I found this recipe using Epicurious on my cell phone and I am so glad that I did. I have not been a huge fan of corned beef in the past although I do like my homemade corned beef hash, but this recipe was wonderful. I even ate leftovers the next day on a sandwich. The recipe originally appeared in a 2006 Bon App├ęti Magazine.



Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 cup sweet orange marmalade
1/2 cup Irish whiskey
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard plus more for serving
1 2- to 2 1/4-pound piece lean fully cooked corned beef
12 carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise

I bought and cooked my corned beef the day before using the seasoning package that came with it. I also used Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Boil next 3 ingredients in saucepan until reduced to generous 3/4 cup, stirring often, about 7 minutes. Mix in 1 tablespoon mustard.

Generously brush corned beef all over with glaze; place in center of prepared sheet. Toss carrots and 1/4 cup glaze in large bowl to coat; place around beef. Sprinkle carrots with salt and pepper. Roast until carrots are tender and beef is golden, brushing occasionally with more glaze, about 35 minutes. Transfer to platter, garnish with parsley, and serve with Dijon mustard.

I served this with Champ (mashed potatoes with chives) and Buttered Steamed Cabbage.