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Each year, Nino’s celebrates the Wearin’ of the Green with Emerald Aisles of traditional Irish fare to help make St. Patrick’s Day a day even a leprechaun wouldn’t mind finding at the end of a rainbow! It starts with fresh shamrocks in our floral department and includes corned beef, cabbage, Irish soda bread, authentic Irish butter, and of course, Guinness beer! And having been to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin this past year, I can tell you it’s an amazing pint!

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Bottom line, you’ll find everything you need to prepare ALL your favorite Irish dishes right here at Nino’s.

And, if you’d like a few great recipes to get you started, Nino’s has you covered there, too! Try our savory Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage Dinner made from our own Butcher Shop Brand Corned Beef Brisket. It’s pickled, then packaged right here in our stores, and it’s absolutely fabulous!  In the mood for an authentic Irish Beef Stew instead? Our Irish Beef and Guinness Stew recipe may be just what you’re looking for.

Love to bake? You won’t need the luck of a four-leaf clover to make our Irish Soda Bread recipe. It’s very easy AND it’s delicious! Here are our recipe links:

If you’d like to try one of my breakfast favorites, I’ve JUST posted my cherished CORNED BEEF HASH recipe because I can NEVER seem to find anyone who makes it like the good old days.

Pete’s Corned Beef Hash

Makes about 8 Cups / 8 Servings

2 Cups            Cooked Corned Beef, Chopped

5 Cups            Cooked Red Skin Potatoes, Chopped

2 TBSP            Bacon Grease (or butter)

1 Cup              Sweet Onions, Chopped

¼ Cup             Celery, Chopped 

¼ Cup             Green Bell Pepper, Chopped

2 tsp                Dry Mustard

½ tsp               Granulated Garlic

Pinch                Dry Thyme

1 tsp                Kosher Salt

½ tsp               Ground Black Pepper

As Needed        Beef Stock (or broth)

As Needed        Butter & or Vegetable Oil (to fry)

To Make Mixture:

1.   Sauté onions, celery and peppers in bacon grease or butter until soft (do not brown), and place into a medium- to large-size mixing bowl. Allow to cool.

2.   Add chopped corned beef, potato, dry mustard, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss.

3.   Mash slightly to allow the ingredients to bind.

4.   Add a splash of beef stock / broth (if needed) to keep the hash moist.

To Cook Hash:

1.   Heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat.

2.   Add a small amount of vegetable oil or butter in the pan, and then add the corned beef mixture.

3.   Allow the hash to cook and brown on one side. Then, either carefully flip the mixture or slide onto a large dinner plate.

4.   Turn the plate / mixture over and slide back onto the hot pan to once again brown on the opposite side.

5.   When browned on both sides, slide on to a dinner plate or platter. Serve alone or with poached or fried eggs.

And just who was this St. Patrick? Why Corned Beef? And what’s up with all the shamrocks??

St. Patrick’s Day is indeed a holiday rich with history, tradition and celebration. To learn more about this history, click here. You’ll discover why everyone is a Wee Bit Green on this very special day.

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