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Thursday, October 30, 2008

CEiMB: Sweet & Sour Brisket


Or in my case Sweet & Sour Corned Brisket. Yes, you heard that right. Sometimes it is difficult to find what we need here with ingredients. Anyway, I was out of time and patience and didn't have time to run to a 'specialty' butcher shop in the next County (as if brisket should be 'specialty' - ugh!). Anyway, I went with it. The butcher said that 'nothing' had been done to the brisket cut, and the spice packet was intact in the package and not open. I was 99.9% sure that he didn't know what he was talking about, but I didn't want to just give up, so I just decided to try it with the partially corned (brined anyway) brisket.

So, now you know why the meat is pink. Which is pretty darn off-putting in my opinion, but what can you do. I have never been a corned beef fan, but as someone recently pointed out to me, sometimes you just have to make due with what you've got. This dish for me was just 'okay'. If I had a brisket, I doubt I would make this again, but who knows. I don't blame the recipe, I blame my cut of meat. To try to make it as close to recognizable as possible I did trim the heck out of the brisket and rinse it really, really good, which I'm sure helped, but who knows.

I had every intention of making some yummy roasted baby red potatoes my parents brought me from the last weekend at our local farmer's market and some glazed carrots... but, we are having a heck of a week here at our house. Let's put it this way. There are four people in our house and I am the only one without strep. Yipee for me. That just means that I get to take care of everyone else who is really sick. So, I was just pretty glad that I ended up making this to begin with. So, you get rice from a bag and some steamed frozen green beans. That's as good as it gets. Hopefully we'll get around to those potatoes soon!


You can check in at What’s for Supper? for this week's recipe. Even though it wasn't my favorite, I'm still glad that she chose it because I had it bookmarked anyway! As always, check out the rest of the Craving Ellie in My Belly crowd, created by Leigh of Lemon Tartlet, for more reviews of this week's recipe from Ellie Krieger's Foods You Crave.


The Food Librarian said...

Looks great! Try to stay healthy!!

Heather B said...

Even though its pink, it still looks tasty! I hope your family feels better soon!

CB said...

aawww poor steppy family. I think your "brisket" looks yummy with the rice and green beans. Bummer it wasnt a favorite but I am looking forward to your turkey roulade next week. I feel so sophisticated saying "roulade". HAHA. Stay clear of those germies...
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Manggy said...

Oh, wow. It's really pink! Your butcher is pulling your leg, I think. Anyway, sorry the taste wasn't really the best-- but I gotta tell you, I think corned beef is great :)

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