Ultimate Guide to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in your Outdoor Living Space
March 03, 2019
March is here which means St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! Thinking of hosting a gathering for the holiday? With an outdoor kitchen, it's easy!
Make the traditional St. Patrick's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage. With an outdoor kitchen and grill, this can be super easy and hassle-free. And the best part... you don't have to worry about a mess in the house!
Here's an easy, yet traditional recipe to help you host the ultimate St. Patty's get-together:
What you need:
- 2-1/2 pounds corned beef (with spice packet)
- 1 celery rib, cut into ½ inch diagonal slices
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch diagonal slices
- 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
- 1 small yellow onion, cut into thin wedges
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed with the side of a knife
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice
- 1/2 head green cabbage, cut into wedges
- 10 small red potatoes, cut in half
- 13-by-9-inch heavy duty foil pan
- Unwrap the corned beef and pat dry, allow the beef to stand at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before grilling
- Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat
- Arrange the celery, carrot, onion and garlic in the pan, place the corned beef on top of the vegetables. Season by sprinkling the spice packet over the meat and rubbing it into the surface. Add the tomatoes and 3 cups of water to the pan.
- Cover the pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil and grill over indirect medium heat with the lid closed, for about 2 hours. Remove the pan from the grill. Place the cabbage wedges and potatoes around the corned beef and spoon the cooking juices on top. Cover the pan with foil and continue grilling over indirect medium heat with the lid closed, until the corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage are tender, about 1 hour more.
- Transfer the corned beef to a cutting board and spread the mustard on top. Let stand 5 minutes before carving the meat across the grain into 1/2-inch slices. Serve corned beef slices with the cabbage and potatoes, with juices spooned over everything, along with grilled rye bread, if desired.
(recipe courtesy of weber.com)
While entertaining for the holiday, it might get a little chilly since we are only in March, so warm up with a Cambridge fire feature. Fire places, tables, and pits are great pieces that help with entertaining while making sure everyone stays warm!
An outdoor bar is another accessory perfect for a St. Patrick's Day party. Stock up the bar with some drinks and snacks and invite over your friends. Outdoor dining will make hosting hassle-free!