11 hours ago
Monday, September 29, 2008
This goes with the post Not My Mother's Brussel Sprouts.
As we all know by now, my mother is no cook.
I have not made a brisket in 8 years or so, because the memories are still with me.
Growing up, we had brisket almost every other week, along with dried out chicken, burned Delmonico steaks (what a waste of money on the most expensive cuts), London Broil (which should be banned from everywhere), frozen vegetables, and if we were lucky, a jar of Ragu with spaghetti!
I sound like an ingrate. I did get a lot of my artistic talents from my mother, and I thank her for that. However, my culinary skills were not learned in that house for sure!!!!
For Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year, I usually make the Silver Palate recipe Chicken Marbella, which is a crowd pleaser. It's sweet and simple and you can make it the day before.
This year, I decided to be nostalgic and make a brisket to go along with the chicken dish.
I searched google for a GOOD brisket recipe, and I found that the most downloaded brisket recipe on the internet was 1995 Gourmet Magazine's recipe "My Mother's Brisket". You can find it on epicurious.com.
It came out tender and delicious. I served it along with roasted vegetables (brussel sprouts, carrots and potatoes), and sweet noodle kugel, which is like a bread pudding with egg noodles, raisins, apples and eggs.
A delicious holiday dinner, and will make great sandwiches with horseradish for lunch tomorrow!
Maybe now I won't wait another 8 years to make a brisket!