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Spiced Brisket Of Beef

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Ingredients
  Lean beef brisket 4 Pound, boned
  Kosher salt 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Shallots 2
  Bay leaves 3
  Saltpeter 1 Teaspoon (Potassium Nitrate)
  Allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 4 Tablespoon
  Powdered cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Powdered mace 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed black peppercorns 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wipe the boned meat with a clean damp towel. Keep in a large bowl.
2) Rub 1 1/2 cups of the salt on the meat.
3) Cover with a cheesecloth and keep away for a day in lower part of refrigerator or in a cool place.
4) Let stand the beef to steep in spices for 8 days before being cooked.
5) Skin and finely chop shallots and bay leaves.

MAKING
6) In a bowl, take remaining salt and mix rest of the ingredients and shallots and bay leaves together.
7) Rub the mixture on salted meat everyday. Drain off liquid collected in the bowl.
8) All the spiced mixture should get used in the 7 days.
9) Roll spiced meat and tie with string securely.
10) Place meat into a large pot.
11) Cover with warm water. Cook covered in simmering heat for 4-5 hours till meat is tender.
12) After the meat cools in the liquid take it out.
13) Keep it between two plates with a heavy weight on top and keep it pressed for 8 hours.

SERVING
14) Serve cold, sliced, along with baked potatoes, salads, pickled beets, and gherkins.
15) This dish is ideal for summer, for a buffet or a large dinner party.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Equipment: 
Crock Pot
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Beef
Servings: 
12

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