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Old 12-02-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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Help cooking Corned Beef/Brisket

I woke up craving a Reuben at 2am so I picked up a 3# brisket. Says just to boil it for 3 hrs. Do I need to add anything to the water or seasoning?

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Old 12-02-2007, 11:43 AM   #2
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Some vacuum packed corned beef comes with a seasoning packet. The ones I've seen include some bay and mustard seed and other stuff I don;t remember. It's not essential.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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You can also pressure cook brisket in 45 minutes to 1 hours. Cook your vegetables separately after the brisket is cooked using the liquid left from cooking the brisket.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:03 PM   #4
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So the curing process will give the flavor?
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:05 PM   #5
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That's right.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:17 PM   #6
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Cant remember all the spices but I do know you want to simmer it not boil it.Your water should be giggling not laughing out loud.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:10 PM   #7
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Cant remember all the spices but I do know you want to simmer it not boil it.Your water should be giggling not laughing out loud.
GREAT description, jp!

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Old 12-02-2007, 03:12 PM   #8
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Yep that is the perfect description. I will have to remember it and steal...I mean borrow it
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:22 PM   #9
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I use prepackaged pickling spices in my corned beef when the little packet is gross looking. It makes great flavor.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:22 PM   #10
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Yep. If you were trying to explain the difference between boiling and simmering, that would be it! I love it!
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