Brad Glynn, co-founder and VP of marketing at Lift Bridge, shares four delicious recipes you can make at home (3:15). WCCO Mid-Morning – March 17, 2021
– St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to try out some dishes inspired by traditional Irish cooking.
– Brad Glynn is the co-founder and vice president of marketing at Lift Bridge, live with some delicious recipes. Brad, I know you love this day. St. Patrick’s Day is a big one.
BRAD GLYNN: It’s one of my favorite days of the year. So, yeah, it’s all about beer, friends, and good fun. So that’s all– that’s why it’s my favorite day, for– for certain.
– All right.
– We’re doing some good cooking there.
– Look at this shirt, by the way. We got the shenanigan squad.
BRAD GLYNN: Yup, shenanigans squad is in full effect. And we cook some great food. You know, again, St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without corned beef and, you know, the other Irish staples like potatoes and cabbage. But, you know, like potatoes, they’re pretty lame on their own, just like regular beer is pretty lame. So why don’t we do some craft beer? And why don’t we amp up the potatoes a little bit, make them more interesting?
So for that we use our Getaway Pilsner to make a nice beer cheese. We made the traditional, like, colcannon, which is like Irish mashed potatoes, basically. And we made them into little potato pancakes so that they are nice and crispy, that you can dip them into that beer cheese.
– Oh, cool, awesome.
– That looks delicious.
– That does look, uh, really, really good.
– What would you– what beer would you pair with, with corned beef?
BRAD GLYNN: Uh, corned beef, so that can go a number of ways. So it’s pretty rich and salty, so having an IPA or even, like, our pilsner would cut through that. But with this corned beef, I made a recipe that we actually braise it in our Irish Coffee Style, which comes out once a year, obviously around now.
And bracing it in that style, it pulls in some more like coffee, chocolate flavors into that corned beef. And using that dark pumpernickel rye, some cheese makes it nice and rich. So you can pair that with the Irish Coffee Style too.
– Brad, what would you put– I see the Northwoods’ on there– what would you put with that– with the Juice Box?
BRAD GLYNN: Yeah, so we kind of had a little bit more fun with thinking about a cabbage dish. So traditional Irish red cabbage is made with apples and raisins. So sort of little bit sweeter, it’s also sour, but it’s a little bit sweeter. So, I thought, well we use apple and cranberry and our Northwoods Juice Box. Why don’t we try braising the cabbage with our Northwoods Juice Box to kind of amp up that little tartness of the cranberry and sweetness of the apple. And it turned out great. Again have that recipe on our website too. So turned out awesome.
– You always, uh, bake delicious desserts. What did you come up with for St. Patrick’s Day?
BRAD GLYNN: Uh, St. Patrick’s Day desserts. So I’m not really a cake person, but I love tarts. So we have a pear, walnut, and Cashel Blue Cheese tart, kind of hitting on all those sweet, salty, savory notes. We did some fried sage on it too, drizzled it with some reduced Commander and brown sugar. So it’s sitting there, looking all shiny and delicious. So, um, and, again, reflecting some great Irish ingredients for that Cashel Blue Cheese.
– We’re all going to need a nap tomorrow, after all this. It’s going to be great.
BRAD GLYNN: Um, we’ll be sleeping all day tomorrow, it’s fine. Don’t worry about it.
– That’s right. You’re allowed. Call in sick. Work from home. That’s all got.