'Pastrami' on Serious Eats

Richard Blais's Brisket with Coriander, Black Pepper, and Brown Sugar

With Passover right around the corner, it is the perfect time to perfect a roast brisket recipe. For something different than the standard salt, pepper, and go method, look no further than Richard Blais's Brisket with Coriander, Black Pepper and Brown Sugar. Hidden towards the back of his new cookbook, Try This at Home, this brisket is piquant enough to awaken any family member dozing in the middle of an hours-long dinner. More

Grilling: Montreal Smoked Meat

Montreal smoked meat is, more or less, Montreal's answer to pastrami. As with pastrami, the smoked meat starts with a dry cure to let the salt and nitrites work their magic in the fridge for five days. But I find the Montreal meat's flavor to be even better, its diverse spice rub creating a more nuanced flavor that let the meat stand out. More

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