For a classic St. Patrick’s Day dinner, serve the corned beef with mashed potatoes and buttered cabbage. The thickness of your cut of beef will determine how long it needs to stay in the brine: A fat whole top round roast will take up to 2 weeks, but a relatively thin brisket will take only 4 days.
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I made this with an 8 pound brisket. The only change I made was adding additional juniper berries, cardamom, etc., while cooking the beef. All fifteen of us agreed. It was the best corned beef we had ever had!
pb2000 I used your recipe for cooking the corned beef... it was tender and flavorful. I think the initial browning and the 30 minute bake was was a perfect idea. Boiled corned beef never tasted right to me.
not sure about the sugar in the brine but my traditional Jewish recipe says to brine in salt water at room temperature for at least 48 hours. The brine should be salty enough "to float a potato", and i've never used rump roast. Always a brisket and its wonderful.
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