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Spiced Salt Beef

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  Silverside 5 Pound (2.3 Kilogram)
  Muscovado sugar 9 Ounce (275 Gram Divided To 90 Gram And 185 Gram)
  Black peppercorns 2 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried bay leaves 6
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
  Cinnamon sticks 2
  Port wine 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliters)
  Orange peel strips 2 Inch
  Onions 3 , quartered
  Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon

Although the spice and sugar will tend to balance out any residual saltiness in most cases, I think it better always to place the meat in cold water and bring it slowly to the boil to rid it of excess salt before you start this recipe.
Then you are ensured against a disaster.
Drain the meat quickly and let it cool as fast as you can.
Crush the sugar and peppercorns together in a mortar or in a robust bowl and mix in all the ground spices.
Crumble in the bay leaves, crush and chop the garlic and add, break up and add the cinnamon sticks.
Stand the beef on a plate or in a dish.
Sprinkle on the spice mixture, turn the meat until well covered and then press the mixture firmly onto all the surface.
Wrap the whole container, not just the meat, in several layers of foil and leave in the refrigerator at least three and up to six days, turning from time to time.
Put the meat and spices into a large saucepan and add the second amount of sugar and the port, which does not have to be the expensive type but may be the Cyprus Ruby wine or British Ruby wine — you could also use a sweet sherry I suppose, but I never have.
Cover the mixture with cold water.
Add the orange peel and onion and bring slowly to the boil.
Simmer so the water barely moves for at least 30 minutes per 500 g/1 lb plus 30 minutes.
It may take as long as 4 hours.
It is good to let the cooked meat stand in the hot stock for an hour or so before serving as this will gently continue the tenderising and ensure the spiciness has penetrated all the meat.
Serve sliced generously with a ladleful of the cooking liquid into which you have stirred chopped parsley and, if you like, a little grated orange rind.
To serve it cold, let it cool completely in the liquid.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Dry Curry
Preparation Time: 
240 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
300 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1678 Calories from Fat 889

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 99 g151.8%

Saturated Fat 39.2 g196.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 391.3 mg130.4%

Sodium 337.4 mg14.1%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18.2%

Sugars 69 g

Protein 101 g202.2%

Vitamin A 8.7% Vitamin C 31.4%

Calcium 13.7% Iron 65.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Spiced Salt Beef Recipe