Karl’s corned beef ii _ jabberwocky stew

Note: A problem I had last year was that even though people were happy with the saltiness the corned beef, the condensed sauce was too salty to eat. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage recipe I needed to find a way to remove the salt from the meat, so that it would not leach out and spoil the sauce.

My preferred corned beef is from Wellshire Farms. Homemade spaghetti sauce crock pot recipe Instead of the bright pink of most corned beef, it is more brownish. Homemade spaghetti sauce with italian sausage recipes In examining the label, I found that it is really “New England corned beef,” beef that has been processed without nitrates or nitrites.

Nearly all corned beef is meat—frequently brisket—that has been pickled in a brine of salt (1-2 cups), potassium nitrate (aka saltpeter) or sodium nitrite (aka pink curing salt/Prague Powder), sugar and spices for 5-10 days. How to make the best homemade meatballs The nitrate/nitrite prevents the development of botulism producing bacteria and gives the corned beef its distinctive pink color—it is not, as I thought, the result of red dye #5.

Note: There is a debate over the value of using nitrates/nitrites as a meat preservative. How to make simple homemade meatballs The question is whether a slight risk of stomach cancer it greater than the definite risk of food poisoning and the newly discovered health benefits of these chemicals. Homemade meatballs easy recipe I do not like it in corned beef only because of the metallic taste it imparts to the meat in the quantities it is used in the pickling process. Easy homemade swedish meatballs In reality, 80 % of the nitrates in your diet come from vegetables.

The outcomes of this pickling process is a very salty piece of meat. Easy homemade turkey meatballs One reason for boiling corned beef with potatoes is that the spuds absorb a lot of the salt that is released by the meat. Homemade italian sauce and meatballs A more effective way to remove the salt is to soak the meat in fresh water for several hours.

A risk with this de-salting method—especially with nitrate/nitrite free beef—is the danger of botulism. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 With nitrated corn beef you may safely soak the meat for 72 hours. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 timeline However, with New England corned beef, I would not recommend doing this for more than 12 hours in the refrigerator.

I usually rinse off any pickling spices that come with my commercial corn beef—as I consider them “spent.” Last year, I added only a few spices to “refresh” the flavor while cooking. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial museum This year, I looked at some other recipes for idea and pick a few more spices to add back into the mix.

Recipes are all over the map as far as how long you need to cook corned beef. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial The meat will be tender enough to chew in two hours, but if you want meltingly tender beef you need to give it longer. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 jumpers This year, I am trying 10 hours and starting the day before the meal.

Note: Once you have cooked your meat to tenderness, you may chill it and then reheat it just before your dinner. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 terrorists This allows you prepare your main dish the day before and to chill and de-fat the sauce. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 pictures A second advantage of letting the meat go cold is that the corned beef is easier to slice.

I still do not like boiling everything together as “corned beef and cabbage.” Like last year, I am making colcannon—Irish cabbage and potatoes—as a side dish. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial pictures Jan suggested that I make a Irish rice pudding for dessert. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 attacks Karl’s Corned Beef II Ingredients

2. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 conspiracy Submerge the meat in a pan of cool water, cover, and refrigerate.

Note: A chemical, like salt, “wants” to distribute evenly throughout any solution that it is in—a piece of meat is simply a denser part of the liquid. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 video When you brine something, there is more salt in the liquid than in the meat and the molecules pushes their way in to evenly distribute the salt. Calories homemade meatballs When you put a salty piece of meat into clear water you reverse the process. Bbq homemade sauce The salt escapes to the liquid that is less salty, “trying” to even things out.

3. Chicken homemade recipe Change the water every few hours and continue desalting as long as you have time.

Tip: Up to 72 for corned beef with nitrates/nitrites or 12 hours for New England corned beef.

4. Meatloaf homemade recipe Toast the coriander seeds, mustard seeds, cloves, and allspice berries in a small dry until fragrant, about one minute.

5. Chili homemade recipe Put the spices in a mortar with one teaspoon of black peppercorns, crush them with the pestle, and set them aside.

Tip: You do not want to turn them into a fine powder, but just to break them up a bit.

Note: You will be adding the rest of the pepper just before serving your corned beef.

6. Easy homemade christmas gifts Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven and saute the onions, over a medium high heat, until just starting to pick up some color, about five minutes.

Note: Normally I would add salt, at this point, to speed this process, but with corned beef I do not want to add any unnecessary salt.

7. Easy homemade biscuits Pull the onions to the sides of the pot and saute the garlic in the hole in the center until fragrant, about one minute.

8. Easy homemade halloween costumes Sprinkle the ground spices, paprika, and thyme over the onions and cook stiring for 1-2 minutes to warm the spices.

10. Easy homemade brownies Pat the lean side of the corned beef dry with a paper towel and nestle it—fat cap down—into the pot.

11. Easy homemade christmas ornaments Put the Dutch oven into the oven and broil on high for 25-30 minutes, until the lean side of the meat is well browned.

Note: You could brown the meat in the Dutch oven before you saute your onions. Easy homemade mac and cheese recipe I find this difficult and messy, with a great risk of burns. Easy homemade dog treats It is much easier, neater, and safer to use the broiler to brown your meat and/or bones when you can.

12. Swedish homemade Flip the meat over, turn the oven switch to bake, and reduce the heat to 275? F.

Tip: You do not want the meat to be completely submerged. Homemade meatballs ground beef If necessary you may add the rest of the can later as the liquid level drops.

15. Homemade meatballs with grape jelly Flip the meat over again, cover the pot, and continue baking for another 30 minutes.

Note: At this point, you need to be very careful in handling your piece of meat. Homemade meatballs Use large spatulas to gently turn the meat over. Italian homemade bread If you try to pick it up with tongs if may shred into pieces.

16. Italian homemade pasta recipe Half way through the long baking time, turn the meat one final time, continue baking for as long as you can.

Note: The minimum is about two hours. Italian homemade sausage recipes This year, I am trying 10 hours.

17. Italian homemade company Transfer the corned beef to a plate and cover it in plastic wrap.

Tip: You want your beef cold enough to easily slice across the grain without shredding, a minimum of one hour.

19. Italian homemade company san francisco Transfer the sauce to a bowl and let the fat float to the surface.

Tip: Remove any fat that you consider “excess,” while fat equals flavor, to each their own diet plan.

20. Italian homemade sf An hour before dinner, slice the cold corned beef and loosely wrap it in aluminum foil.

21. Barbecue homemade sauce Set the wrapped beef in a 300? F oven until just before serving.

22. Pizza homemade sauce recipe While the beef is reheating, put the sauce in a blender with the raw chopped potatoes and blend until smooth.

Note: The potatoes do two things, they both absorb any remaining “excess salt” and also thicken the sauce.

23. Butter chicken homemade recipe Transfer the sauce to a small pot and cook over a medium heat until it has thickened, about 10 minutes.

Tip: Do not over reduce the sauce. Cream of chicken homemade recipe Even with the de-salting process, I found that sauce was just at the edge of being too salty before being cooked with the potatoes.

24. Kfc chicken homemade recipe Open the foil packet and gently slide the corned beef onto a serving platter.

Tip: Carefully fan out the slices to make an attractive presentation.

Note: The beef is very breakable at this point, so be very careful in separating the slices.

25. Fried chicken homemade recipe Pour some of the sauce over the meat and garnish with the green onion.

Tip: Put the remaining gravy in a bowl, to be spooned over the meat as the dinners desire.

Note: The potatoes worked perfectly in soaking up the excess salt and thickening the gravy.

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