Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Over the years I’ve tried several corning formulas, from Julia Child's corned pork, to old-time pioneer type corns, to most recently Michael Ruhlman’s excellent corned beef recipe. All were darn good. Here's my adaptation with a little extra spice.
Homemade pickling spice with a little extra kick from Szechuan peppercorns.
For the March Charcutepalooza challenge, I corned a tongue, then made dainty little Edwardian tea sandwiches with them. Pinkies up!
Can I learn to love brined beef? Making pastrami at home.
Just in time for the green beer holiday... corned beef! Try it this way, and you'll never go back to cryo-vac mystery beef again!
My first Charcutepalooza post for the brining challenge - home made corned beef!
A comparison of using potassium nitrate (saltpeter) and potassium nitrite (pink salt aka cure #1) for making corned beef. Includes recipes, pictures, and insights.
Get fresh deli at home, without a smoker or even a grill.
Charcutepalooza and making corned beef without pink salt.