Monday, August 4, 2008
Beef Brisket Braised in White Wine
Try this great beef brisket recipe. Beef brisket is slowly braised with vegetables, wine, and spices for a classic dish. Don't skip the juniper berries. They lend a lot of flavor....mmm
* 1 tablespoon oil
* 2 pounds beef brisket
* Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
* 1/2 cup dry white wine
* 1 medium onion, diced
* 4 garlic cloves, minced
* 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
* 4 carrots, peeled
* 4 medium parsnips, peeled
* 1/2 cup chicken stock
* 1/4 cup water
* 1 teaspoon dried thyme
* 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
* 1 bay leaf
* 12 juniper berries, crushed (optional - see Notes)
Heat oven to 225 degrees F.
Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Season brisket with salt and pepper and then sear (cook over high heat to brown the exterior) on both sides in pan. Remove brisket, turn heat to high and add white wine. With a wooden spoon, scrape bottom of pan and reduce wine for 1 minute. Add onion and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Return brisket to pan with tomatoes, carrots, parsnips, chicken stock, water, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, and juniper berries. Bring to a simmer.
Cover, place in oven and cook for about 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until meat is tender (about 145 degrees internal temperature). Discard bay leaf.Remove brisket and slice against the grain into thin slices. Arrange on plates with carrots and parsnips, adding broth to each serving. This great beef brisket recipe is ready for a great feasts. Nice one !