HEPP’S BRAISED BRISKET
Using HEPP’S Red Clay sea salt when cooking your brisket will help seal in all the natural juices in addition to increasing the natural minerals found in the red clay.
serves up to 8
- 1 first cut of beef brisket (5 pounds)
- HEPP’S Red Clay sea salt, or HEPP’S Aussie Flake sea salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more if needed
- 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced, plus 1 head, halved horizontally
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 1/2 cups dry red wine
- 4 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium or no-sodium chicken stock
- 2 fresh or dried bay leaves, plus more fresh for garnish if desired
- 1 pound parsnips, peeled and halved
- 10 ounces red pearl onions, peeled (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Season both sides of brisket with HEPP’S Red Clay or Aussie Flake sea salt and pepper. Place a roasting pan across 2 burners on medium to high. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in pan. Add brisket; sear until browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and minced garlic to pan; cook, stirring often, until onion is soft, about 4 minutes. (Add more oil to pan if needed.) Stir in tomato paste, and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in wine, and cook, scraping any browned bits from bottom of pan.
- Add stock and bay leaves, and bring to a boil. Add the brisket to the pan, and cover with foil. Transfer to oven, and roast until meat is very tender, about 2 hours. Flip meat over. Add head of garlic. Cover, and roast for 30 minutes more.
- Add remaining vegetables to brisket, cover, and roast until meat and vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Transfer vegetables and garlic to a platter and meat to a cutting board, reserving pan sauce. Tent meat with foil; let rest.
- Let sauce stand in pan for 15 minutes, then skim fat from top. Place pan across 2 burners over medium-high heat; cook until sauce is reduced by slightly more than half, about 20 minutes. (You should have about 2 cups.) Stir in vinegar.
- Thinly slice brisket against the grain. Arrange slices on a platter with the vegetables. Season with pepper, and drizzle with some sauce. Serve immediately with remaining sauce.
Alternative: HEPP’S Kosher Flake sea salt, HEPP’S Sel Gris sea salt
Find these at http://www.heppssalt.com or pick them up at our local farmers market this weekend