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Old 03-10-2006, 01:18 PM   #21
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corned beef is preserved with salt and spices...it is reddish pink. usually a brisket. corning spices include pepper corns, whole cloves, bay leaf, sea or koshering salt.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:21 PM   #22
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thank you! I think I know now ;o)
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:22 PM   #23
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fyi, in cooking a corned beef dinner, make sure your veggies are cooked in the same liquid your meet is cooked in, even if you pull the meat out and do the veggies later at a higher temp. It is important for the flavor. Also, while perhaps not Irish, your favorite hot sauce is a welcome addition to this meal. And if you don't want to drink green beer, drop a parsley sprig in your stout!
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:35 PM   #24
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JImmy loves fresh horseradish sauce with his corned beef.I boil everything in the same pot - at different increments of course leaving the cabbage to the very end Then I remove every thing from the pot- meat and veggies bring the water up to a raging boil again throw the cabbage in put a lid on the pot and turn the flame off. I let the cabbage sit in there while the corned beef is resting.
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Old 03-10-2006, 02:11 PM   #25
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I cook my corned beef in a pressure cooker. It takes about an hour for 4#. I have also wrapped it in foil with beer in a 300* oven for several hours. Comes out delicious that way too. The brisket is definitely the tenderest and most flavorful.
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:26 PM   #26
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I LOVE CORNED BEEF!! And I make it several times a year. Here is what I do.

First I buy the biggest Corned Beef Brisket I can afford. Then you boil it with the spice packet they provide for 1 hour per pound. Example 4 lb. brisket = 4 hours boiling.

Just before it is done boiling;

Mix together mustard and brown sugar. I really do not have a ratio but you should be able to taste the mustatrd. Preheat my oven to 3oo degrees.

With a basting brush cover the brisket in the mustard/brown sugar mixture and bake for about 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and let rest for about 10 minutes and slice across the grain of the meat to serve.

This is my Mothers recipe and it is one of my favorites. The only thing better than corned beef is having corned beef sandwiched and corned beef hash for the following week.

Once you are done boiling your corned beef you can skim off the foam created by the brisket and toss in a cabbage, quartered, and let it boil while the brisket is baking. Remove cabbage and strain. Place butter all over it and ENJOY!

Whoo whoo!! I bought my brisket yesterday and cannot wait to cook it up. My favorite meal next to Thanksgiving
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:28 PM   #27
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That sounds amazing- thanks for sharing!!!!
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:20 PM   #28
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It's been mentioned several times, and I would agree with the crock pot method. I always put the seasoning on the fat side of the brisket and cook it in the crockpot.

Don't add the cabbage until much later... and if you really want good cabbage: sautee it in bacon grease ^_^
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:56 PM   #29
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I usually take the spice packet and run it through my herb grinder and add it directly to the liquid in the crock pot (I'm a believer the crock pot is the only way to go with corned beef). In terms of the liquid I use a combination of water and beer with just a little Jameson's Irish Whiskey. I toss in a bag of pearl onions, some baby white potatoes, and a stalk of celery and let it simmer pretty much all day.

As for the leftovers? I got one word for everybody: Reubens. Slice up the leftover corned beef real thin, put some aged swiss on it, some sauerkraut, slap it all between a couple pieces of dark rye bread lathered with some thousand island dressing and sided with a deli pickle? Doesn't get much better than that.
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:28 AM   #30
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JImmy loves fresh horseradish sauce with his corned beef.I boil everything in the same pot - at different increments of course leaving the cabbage to the very end Then I remove every thing from the pot- meat and veggies bring the water up to a raging boil again throw the cabbage in put a lid on the pot and turn the flame off. I let the cabbage sit in there while the corned beef is resting.
vickiq, did you ever see the seinfeld episode where elaine meets "jimmy", the guy that alks about himself in the third person? i keep reading your posts about jimmy like that, lol.

and lol about the "gavones". hey, i'm a gavone! can i come?

and gb, i don't know about a crock pot. no self respecting irish jews that i know make cb & cabbage in anything but a pot of simmering water on the stovetop.
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