The word primal has many meanings, but all of them come back to one meaning “first”. The word speaks of the beginnings of things, from our ancient lineage as human beings, to the animalistic force that lives within each of us. Appropriate to our thinking then is the meaning of primal when applied to cuts of meat.
The primal cuts are those that are severed from the carcass first before the smaller and less important cuts are removed. The Brisket is among these cuts, and while it requires a little know-how to make it properly, when properly made it is nothing less than the choicest of the primal cuts. Brisket Day encourages you to explore this cut and everything it has to offer.
History of Brisket Day
Some things take time, and a good brisket is one of these. Brisket is a popular cut of meat to serve as part of any family affair, and it’s long cooking time ensures that it is a big hit when those who know how to prepare it. Brisket is a tricky meat in that it comes from the animal tough, but if you find a particularly well-marbled piece and cook it correctly, it will become fork soft and simply peel apart, making it the tenderest of tender meats. Of course, there are hundreds of variations on how to prepare brisket, including the use of various hardwoods in the grilling process to ensure a nice smoky flavor. Some people marinate them, some don’t, and many like to serve it with a sauce.
How to celebrate Brisket Day
Well, it’s pretty much inarguable that the best way to celebrate Brisket Day is to have yourself a deliciously prepared brisket.
Crock Pot Cooked Brisket With Onions
1 Med Red Onion Per 2 Pounds
2 Cloves of Garlic Per Pound
Salt and Pepper (to Taste)
2 T of Worcester Sauce per 2 pounds
2 T of Soy Sauce per 2 pounds
Roasting Vegetables (Your Choice)
Start off by rinsing your brisket and then pat it dry. Rub it down with the salt and pepper, Worcester sauce and soy sauce, and place in the crockpot. Add sliced onions and chopped garlic (you can always add more, our quantities are just a suggestion for the faint of heart!) and then cook on 275 for about 4 hours in the crock pot. At hour four, add in the vegetables and a can of beer of your choice and let finish cooking for the next hour. Voila! It is delish!