Corned Beef

Corned Beef
Photo by Jason Lowe

Ingredients

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 celery rib
  • 6-½- to 8½-lb. piece boneless brisket, top round, or bottom round, trimmed of any fat
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and halved
  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • 2-½ lb. sea salt
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • 12 allspice berries
    • 2 parsley stems
    • 6 bay leaves
    • 12 black peppercorns
    • 2 large onions, peeled and halved
    • 12 black peppercorns
    • 3 cups packed dark brown sugar
    • 24 juniper berries
    • 4 whole cloves

In a large, lidded pot, bring 4-1/2 quarts of water to a boil. Add the salt and sugar and bring back to a boil. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan until almost smoking and throw in the coriander, juniper, peppecorns, allspice, cloves and cardamom. Take off the heat and let the spices toast, shak...

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Variations on Corned Beef

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    • 4 pounds corned beef brisket
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    • Pinch of alum
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    • 1 (3- to 4-pound) brisket
    • 1 (3- to 4-pound) brisket
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • +4 other ingredients


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