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Montreal Smoked Meat Recipe

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Alexandre wrote:
> For you, Veronica, and for all of you who can't get the real Montreal
> Smoked Meat, here's a recipe to make it from scratch.
>
> My mother saw it on a Québécois cooking show called Bon Appétit, she
> made it, and it was delicious. Very close to the deli Smoke Meat, but
> not smoked.
>
> One 5 lb piece of beef brisket (fat trimmed, if you are health
> couscious)
> 1/2 c. sugar
> 2 tablespoons sodium nitrate (salpêtre, the curing agent, which can be
> found in a drugstore).
> 1/2 cup kosher or pickling salt
> 1/2 c. ground allspice.
> 2 tablespoons garlic powder
> 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
> 100 grams pickle spices (a prepared mix of coriander seeds and various
> other spices).
>
> --------------
> 1. Mix all the spices
> 2. Put half of the spice mixture on a thick sheet of aluminium foil.
> 3. Put the brisket on the spices, make superficial diagonal cuts on
> top of it and rub the rest of the spice mixture on it.
> 4. Wrap hermetically in the foil and put in the fridge for FIVE DAYS
> (no shortcut here!).
> 5. Cook in oven (300 F / 160 C) or in slowcooker for FIVE HOURS.
> 6. Scrap off the spices and cut the meat (in diagonal) in paper thin
> slices.
> 7. Pile high on good rye bread with dijon mustard, serve with pickles
> on the side and cherry coke (Dr Pepper?) and enjoy!
>
> The smoked meat will keep (and improve!) u to 3 weeks in the fridge.
>
> Caveat: this type of deli meat is cheap to make and low in fat, but
> eat with moderation anyway: 'Nitrites can lead to the formation of
> nitrosamines, which in animals have been shown to be carcinogenic.'
>
> Make sure to drink tea, apple juice or tomato juice before (or after)
> your smoked meat sandwich: they have been shown to inhibit the
> formation of nitrosamines and prevent carcinogenic effects.
> (See: http://groups.google.com/groups?q=Mo...nts.com&rnum=1)
>
> -Alexandre

This clearly isn't smoked meat, it's corned beef (and there's nothing
wrong with that). You can just leave the sodium nirate out if you don't
mind losing the pink color. Here's a similar approach:

http://www.zenreich.com/ZenWeb/cornedbeef.htm

If you have a covered grill, or stovetop smoker, or a wok with a lid,
there's no reason why you can't smoke the resulting corned beef. I
suppose you could even use a regular stewpot:

- line the inside of the pot (preferably an old, junky one) with
aluminum foil

- put smoking material (wood chips, or salt, sugar, and tea for Chinese
style) on the bottom of the pot

- put a steamer in the pot, or anything else you can rig up to hold a
plate off the bottom of the pot; put the meat on a plate on the steamer.

- heat up the pot (covered) until you get smoke; turn the heat down to
maintain the smoke

Don't try this indoors without a good hood.

--

===============================================================
Regards

Louis Cohen

"Yes, yes, I will desalinate you, you grande morue!"

Émile Zola, Assommoir 1877
post #2 of 3

Re: Montreal Smoked Meat Recipe

Louis Cohen wrote:

>
> If you have a covered grill, or stovetop smoker, or a wok with a lid,


> there's no reason why you can't smoke the resulting corned beef. I
> suppose you could even use a regular stewpot:
>
> - line the inside of the pot (preferably an old, junky one) with
> aluminum foil
>
> - put smoking material (wood chips, or salt, sugar, and tea for

Chinese
> style) on the bottom of the pot
>
> - put a steamer in the pot, or anything else you can rig up to hold a


> plate off the bottom of the pot; put the meat on a plate on the

steamer.
>
> - heat up the pot (covered) until you get smoke; turn the heat down

to
> maintain the smoke
>
> Don't try this indoors without a good hood.


Before you start the smoking process, apply a rub made of black pepper,
crushed coriander seed, paprika, and garlic powder.

D.M.
post #3 of 3

Re: Montreal Smoked Meat Recipe

Louis Cohen wrote:

>
> If you have a covered grill, or stovetop smoker, or a wok with a lid,


> there's no reason why you can't smoke the resulting corned beef. I
> suppose you could even use a regular stewpot:
>
> - line the inside of the pot (preferably an old, junky one) with
> aluminum foil
>
> - put smoking material (wood chips, or salt, sugar, and tea for

Chinese
> style) on the bottom of the pot
>
> - put a steamer in the pot, or anything else you can rig up to hold a


> plate off the bottom of the pot; put the meat on a plate on the

steamer.
>
> - heat up the pot (covered) until you get smoke; turn the heat down

to
> maintain the smoke
>
> Don't try this indoors without a good hood.


Before you start the smoking process, apply a rub made of black pepper,
crushed coriander seed, paprika, and garlic powder.

D.M.
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