Monday, February 16, 2009

BBQ 101: What is beef brisket?


From About.com: "With a little bit of time and the proper cooking method, even the toughest piece of meat can be made palatable. Brisket is one of the least tender cuts of beef, but it can be made tender and the flavor is tough to beat. What is brisket? Brisket is a beef cut taken from the breast section beneath the first five ribs, behind the foreshank. Fresh brisket is an inexpensive boneless cut that requires long, slow cooking to break down the collagen in the connective muscle tissues achieve tenderness. The long piece is cut in half for marketing. You'll find it sold as a flat cut or a point cut. The flat cut is leaner, but the point cut has more flavor due to a bit of extra fat (called the deckel)."

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2 comments:

RP said...

mmmmmmmmm...deckel!!!! And nobody serves deckel like Salt Lick.

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