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Red-cooked Whole Brisket of Beef
|Red-cooked Whole Brisket of Beef|
1 cup soy sauce
juice of 1 large lemon
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 Tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 whole fresh brisket of beef, trimmed (about three to four pounds)
1. In a large heavy ppot with a good lid, combine the soy sauce, two cups of water, lemon juice, ginger, and brown sugar. Bring the liquid to the boil. Add the brisket, cut into two pieces , if necessary. Bring to the boil again, then reduce the heat to that the meat simmers. Cover the pot and cook for two-and-a-half to three hours, turning the meat every half hour, until it is very tender.
2. Serve the brisket immediately, or allow it to cool in the gravy. Serve sliced, hot or cold. A spicy relish or Chinese pickle is an appropriate accompaniament to blance the saltiness of the meat.