Beef tremblant - england, 1747

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds To 4 lb fat end of a brisket of beef
2 tablespoons Allspice berries
4 tablespoons Butter
4 tablespoons Flour
5 cups Gravy or strong beef stock
1 tablespoon Mushroom ketchup
3 tablespoons Chopped parsley
1 each Onion; finely chopped
4 eaches Pickled cucumbers or dill pickles; finely chopped
2½ cup Good gravy or beef stock (from cooking the brisket)
2 eaches Onions
2 eaches Peeled turnips
1 each Carrot
1 tablespoon Browning (optional)
½ cup White wine
A few carrots and turnips; sliced thinly
¼ teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Butter rolled in 1 tsp flour
1 each Pickled walnut; crushed
1 tablespoon Capers



Tie up the brisket with strong thread or string. Cover it well with water in a braising-pan and bring it to the boil. Skim. Salt the water and add the spice and vegetables. Simmer until tender, for about three hours. Remove the meat.

To make the sauce (1), first melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the flour, cook a little and stir until smooth. Slowly stir in the gravy, ketchup, browning, wine and sliced vegetables; bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Season with pepper and salt. Skim the fat from the surface and serve the brisket in the sauce. Serve with pickles.

For a sharper sauce (2), put the parsley, onion and cucumbers into the gravy, season, bring to the boil, and then simmer. Add the butter rolled in flour to thicken the sauce, then the pickled walnut and the capers. Simmer for 10 minutes and then pour over the beef.

From _The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy_ Hannah Glasse, 1747 in _Seven Centuries of English Cooking_ Compiled and updated by Maxime de la Falaise Grove Press, 1992. ISBN 0-8021-3296-0 Typos by Jeff Pruett. Submitted By JEFF PRUETT On 04-16-95

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