The Irish classic “corned beef and cabbage” is getting an Inspiralized facelift today. Instead of boring chopped cabbage and carrots, we’re spiralizing both and having fun with this traditional plate.
Plus, the carrots and cabbage can be enjoyed as a side dish with any protein. Actually, it would go fabulously with a steamed or poached fish. But, since we’re 4 days away from St. Patrick’s day, we’re getting in the spirit!
I’ve been really diggin’ the Irish-themed eats all over the Internet lately. I saw these stout brownie fudge sundae floats with Irish burnt caramel and I almost fell off my chair.
Lots of Guinness out there right now. I don’t love Guinness. Gosh, that feels good to say. Is it a crime not to love Guinness? It seems like the coolest mainstream beer out there, but I just can’t seem to get a pint down.
And listen, I even went to the top of Dublin and had a Guinness with a four-leaf-clover imprinted in the foam at the top (the head). It didn’t taste any better straight from the source. Too thick, too bitter.
Here’s some proof, when I was the ripe ‘ole age of 20 (I’m in the middle):
Oh, to be young. That was an incredible trip – Dubliners are wonderful people! They’re so friendly, so happy to have a genuine conversation and so willing to help you navigate their city.
But, I digress. These carrots and cabbage are simply, different. It’s boring to use baby carrots or diced carrots in a corned beef and cabbage recipe. While my beloved Dubliners might slap me on the wrist, they probably haven’t tried this version.
Plus, since the cabbage and carrots act like a bed of pasta, you don’t need to serve it with potatoes – save yourself the extra time prepping and knock a few carbs and calories off your meal! Now, that’s Inspiralized.
Whether you’re Irish, you’re cooking for an Irish person, or you’re simply taking part in the St. Patrick’s Day fun, this recipe is a crowd pleaser. It’s unique, it’s fun to eat and it’s a big plate of warm flavor.
These also save well as leftovers! Carrot noodles stand up well to refrigeration. Don’t know how to spiralize noodles or cabbage? Check out this tutorial on cabbage and watch this video on spiralizing carrots:
How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?