Salt Beef Bagel ( LONDON )

Salt Beef Bagel ( LONDON )

Ingredients

  • 300 g demerara sugar
  • 700 sea salt
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 l water
  • 1 kg beef brisket joint
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 6 bagels, halved
  • 3 dollops English mustard
  • 3 dollops mayonnaise
  • 2 gherkins, sliced lengthways

    Step 1

    MAKE THE BRINE

    put all the ingredients for the brine except for the beef into a saucepan and bring to the boil to simmer for a few minutes, then leave to cool.

    Step 2

    BRINE THE BEEF

    place the beef and the cooled liquid into a water-tight container, make sure the beef is fully submerged and leave in the fridge to soak for at least 2 days… up to a week is good.

    Step 3

    START COOKING THE BEEF

    rinse the beef and soak in clean, cold water for 2 hours, then rinse again. put the beef and chopped vegetables into a pan and fill with water until it covers the beef.

    Step 4

    SIMMER THE BEEF

    simmer very gently for about 3 hours until the beef is tender, then drain and slice.

    Step 5

    PREPARE THE BAGELS

    slice the bagels into halves. mix the mustard and mayonnaise together and spread on the bagels