Corned Beef needs a nice set of spices to make it a perfect preparation. Time and memorial has created a combination of ingredients that just work. What kind of chef would I be if I went against tradition. Here you will find the best fit ingredient mix to place in your spice bag for the corned beef that you have planned for this coming Irish menu.
3 whole cloves
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon whole mustard seeds
½ teaspoon whole coriander seeds
¼ teaspoon whole all spice berries
½ inch square piece of whole fresh ginger
1 small cinnamon stick
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Place all your ingredients in a small muslin spice bag (you can buy them on Ebay or Amazon). the bag and the ingredients go into your boiling pot and will release the flavors as your meat cooks.