Here I was, all ready to say Let’s start cooking! I can’t believe I forgot to post the link to the AWESOME brisket I made Saturday night. AKA First Big Meal of 2011 Extravaganza! It’ll tell you all about cooking a beef brisket.
I was given this link by my good friend, Isabelle. According to Jacob, I get 80% of my cooking ideas from her. We do have very similar cooking philosophies. We have similar tastes and well a mutual love of good, simple food….and wine ????
So here it is. I did change it just a little. I did not add parsnips as I can’t stand them. I served sliced meat on a cloud of chive mashed potato’s and I made a crusty loaf of french bread to soak up all of the flavorful juices. I also made sauteed cabbage. Everyone actually ate it.
Give yourself at least 3 1/2 hours for this. It is not labor intensive but it does have a few steps. I got my Black Angus Brisket from Hampton’s, a local market. It was a good price and a really great cut. I bought 4 1/2 pounds.
The nice thing is that I am going to make a yummy Shepherd’s Pie from the leftovers.
If you can’t stay home to “babysit” the brisket, try my recipe for Slow Cooker Corned Beef Brisket instead.