- 1/4 cup pure olive oil
- 6 pounds brisket
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
- 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
- 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 Fresno chile, halved
- 1/2 cup tomato paste
- 5 thyme sprigs
- 3 anchovy fillets, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 head garlic
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups dry red wine
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large enameled cast iron casserole, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season the brisket with salt and pepper. Add half of the brisket to the casserole and cook over medium-high heat, turning on all sides until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer the brisket to a plate. Repeat with the remaining oil and remaining brisket. Add the celery, carrot, onion, and chile to the casserole and cook over medium heat until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring frequently, until glossy, about 2 minutes. Add the thyme sprigs, anchovies, bay leaf, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the stock, wine, and vinegar and bring to a boil. Return the brisket to the casserole, cover and braise for 1 hour. Drop the heat to 225 degrees F and cook 4 more hours or until meat is tender.
Note: If you are concerned if the oils or other ingredients in these recipes are suitable for Passover, seek non-dairy substitutes or ingredients that are certified kosher for Passover.
2008, Michael Symon, All Rights Reserved.