Brewburger's: Old fashioned (Montreal smoked meat)

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time300 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium
1 (1.5 to 2.5kg) brisket
60g pickling spices
500ml water

For the brine and smoking

4.5L water
175g rock salt
60g Prague powder
60g powdered dextrose
75g pickling spices, plus 60g
Maple wood chips
Special equipment: smoker

For the serving

Rye bread
1) Place the brisket fat side down in a nonreactive bowl or baking tray. Combine the brine ingredients and completely submerge the brisket with the brine. Leave to marinate for 2 days in the refrigerator.

2) Remove the meat from the brine and rub with the 60g of pickling spices. Place the meat in a smoker for 2 hours with the maple wood chips.

3) Preheat the oven to 130C/Gas 1/2. Remove the meat from the smoker and place it in a pan with the 500ml of water. Roast in the oven for 3 hours.

4) Remove the meat from the oven and transfer to a cutting board. Slice, and enjoy with rye bread and mustard.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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