National Brisket Day
Although there are many meanings to the word primal, they all refer to the same meaning: “first.” This word is about the beginning of everything, from our ancestral lineage as humans to the animalistic force that lives inside each of us. The meaning of primal is appropriate to our thinking when it comes to meat cuts.
These are the first cuts that are taken from the carcass before any smaller or less important ones are made. While it takes some skill to prepare brisket properly, it is one of the most popular primal cuts. National Brisket Day invites you to discover this cut and all it has to offer.
A good brisket takes time. Brisket is a popular choice of meat that can be served as a main course at family events. It’s also a great cut of meat because it takes a long time to cook. Although brisket comes from a tough animal, if you cook it right, it will be fork tender and easy to peel apart. There are many ways to cook brisket. You can use different hardwoods to grill it to get a nice smokey flavor. Some marinate it, others don’t and some like to add a sauce.
Brisket has been around since the beginning of human history. On special occasions, people would sacrifice their animals and eat all of the meat.
Texas barbecue brisket is a popular way to prepare it. The chefs marinate the meat in this way for 24 to 48 hours and then cook it in a charcoal- or wood-fired BBQ oven. Poor cooking can lead to tough meat so people created techniques to extract the best from the cut. It was possible to make brisket delicious, which is a great way for cheap meat.
You couldn’t keep meat in a refrigerator in the past. This technology was simply not possible. The carcass would turn within 48 hours of death. This meant that the butcher needed to quickly cook and eat the carcass.
Friday evenings became the day people cooked up any leftover meat that was not sold during the week. The best way to get the most flavor out of meat was to grill it and add marinades and sauces. So National Brisket Day was created.
National Brisket Day is strongly associated with smoked meats, not just brisket. Butchers used smoking to keep meat from going off. They took cut meats, such as tenderloin or rib-eye, and placed them in smoke sheds. This killed all bacteria and produced compounds that would prevent the growth of dangerous bugs in the future.
It’s obvious that National Brisket Day can be celebrated by enjoying a well-prepared brisket.
Begin by washing your brisket. Then, dry it. Add the Worcester sauce, salt, and soy sauce to the brisket and then place it in the crockpot. You can add chopped garlic and sliced onions. Cook on 275 for approximately 4 hours in the slow cooker. Add the vegetables and the can of beer to the crockpot at hour four. Cook for an hour. Voila! It’s delicious!
What else can you do to celebrate the brisket day, besides making a hearty brisket dinner?
One option is to eat out at a local restaurant that still offers beef brisket the old-fashioned way. You want to find a place that uses the lowest-priced cuts of meat, but then makes them taste much more expensive than they really are. You can show your support for all those involved in the supply chain from the restaurant owner to cattle ranchers by going to local restaurants with your friends.
Many restaurants will serve brisket. They want to show that even the most expensive cuts of beef can taste great. They view it as a challenge. For instance, some use specific tenderizing techniques to make it more rare. Others prefer slow cooking. National Brisket Day’s greatest asset is the variety of recipes available. Barbecued Brisket is a timeless classic. But today’s chefs have so many options for how to prepare your meat.
National Brisket Day also serves as a platform to raise awareness about the environmental consequences of food waste. We often throw away large amounts of food we purchase. However, the tradition of eating brisket reminds us that food used to be a limited commodity in the past and that we should make the most of each part of an animal. It is costly and harmful to the environment to throw away food.
These are some easy ways to celebrate National Brisket Day. What are you going to do?