I have made several braised brisket recipes. Today, I tried Emeril Lagasse’s Braised Brisket of Beef . The brisket was tender and flavorful. I made a batch of Emeril’s Creole seasoning, the Essence. I had anticipated that seasoning would be too spicy but it was just right. Even my four year old asked for several helpings albeit while rendering a very insightful critique of my cooking. We might watch too many cooking competitions.
I followed Emeril’s Essence recipe exactly. This recipe made quite a bit that I was able to store away for use another day. I actually used it to flavor my roasted potatoes as well. At first, I thought the recipe called for quite a bit of cayenne pepper but it was just right.
One of the great things about this recipe is the simplicity. This simple ingredients create a harmonious flavor. My favorite part was the crispy shallot garnish. I honestly didn’t think the crispy shallots would come out right but they were delicious. I marinated the shallots in hot sauce for a several hours because I did much of prep ahead of time. I ended up stealing all of the shallot crunches off the dish and eating them for myself.
Definitely, a brisket recipe that I would recommend. I had plenty leftover for a couple of lunches for everyone. I served it with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy!
Click here for Braised Brisket of Beef by Emeril Lagasse on Food Network.