What is brisket and how is it cooked?
Brisket is the breast section of the animal, it is a well-exercised muscle so has plenty of connective tissue which is why the best way to cook it is slowly so it falls apart with a fork creating that melt in your mouth sensation.
Where to buy?
Brisket is generally one of the cheaper cuts of meat you’ll find, weighing up to 9kg you generally buy it halves either the navel end (fattier cut) or the point end. You can pick up brisket from your local butcher with prices generally ranging between $13.00 and $27.00 a kilo.
What is it known for?
There's not a whole lot of information around about where brisket originates from but it is the core ingredient in a variety of dishes, for example:
- Romanian pastrami
- Vietnamese beef pho
- British pot roast
- Texan BBQ Brisket
Here are three of our favourite beef brisket recipes.
Slow-cooked beef brisket in garlic and paprika
Ask your butcher to only lightly trim the brisket. For succulence, it needs a little of the fat still attached. Get the full recipe.
Texas Barbecue Brisket
Take your outdoor cooking beyond the burger with this tender Texas barbecue brisket recipe. Get the full recipe.
Miso, Mushroom & Brisket Pie
A beef pie that smacks you round the chops with umami richness! Get the full recipe.