Turkish Coffee- Rubbed Brisket

OH MY GOD This recipe from epicurious. has me swooning !!


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Makes 4 to 6 servings
15 Minutes
5 1/4 Hours
    • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
    • 2 large potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges
    • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
    • 1 fennel bulb, cut into 1 1/2-inch-thick wedges
    • 1 garlic head, unpeeled, sliced in half crosswise
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
    • 1 tablespoon finely ground Turkish coffee or espresso
    • 1 tablespoon smoked cinnamon or regular cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • One 3 1/2- to 4-pound brisket, (first or second cut; Solomonov prefers well-marbled second cut)
  1. Special equipment:
    • Heavy, large roasting pan
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place onions, potatoes, carrot, fennel, and garlic in a heavy roasting pan. Toss with olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a small bowl, combine coffee, cinnamon, cardamom, remaining 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Rub all over brisket and nestle brisket into vegetables to rest on bottom of pan. Roast until vegetables are lightly browned, 45 minutes.
    2. Cover tightly with foil, lower oven to 300°F, and roast until fork-tender (you should be able to insert a roasting fork in the center and twist slightly with little resistance), 4 1/2 to 5 hours for first cut and 5 1/2 to 6 hours for second cut. As the brisket cooks, check on it every 45 minutes, adding 1/4 cup water to the pan if it starts to look dry. When the brisket is cooked, remove roasting pan from oven, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate with the vegetables until fat is solid, 8 to 24 hours. Transfer brisket to a cutting board and slice across the grain. Skim and discard fat in the roasting pan. Return brisket slices to the roasting pan with the vegetables and cooking juices.
    3. To serve, preheat oven to 300°F. Transfer roasting pan to oven and heat brisket until liquid is melted and brisket and vegetables are just warmed through, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the brisket and vegetables to a serving dish, cover with foil, and reserve. Set the roasting pan over two burners on the stovetop and simmer the liquid over medium heat until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour the thickened pan juices over the brisket and serve.

Review – Nescafe Special Edition

As is well known amongst my friends and family network, I LOVE coffee. I like it strong and in abundance. I’m not one to buy an espresso because a mouthful of coffee is just a tease and I prefer a great big mug/glass instead.

Today I was at BigW and found the new Nescafe Special Edition Salted Caramel Latte in store. Being the coffee lover I am, when I see a new coffee i’m on it at full speed!


But i’m disappointed. I normally do not buy sachet style coffees, Rather I brew my own in my old trusted Delonghi thankyou to my mate Melissa for the hand me down of the machine ❤ and add my own flavouring syrups to my liking. Or have it plain with milk.

Now don’t get me wrong here, the taste is nice. It’s subtle and pleasing but it’s the serving size that gets me down. I wish I had of read the side of the box before purchasing.


Now I don’t know about you, but 150mls of coffee does not make a coffee for me. It’s almost a taste test size you would get at a stall in the supermarket to show a new brand. I ended up using two of the sachets and that’s only just over a cup of coffee 300mls and still quite a small coffee by most people’s standards *at least by the people I know and have asked*

Nescafe, Whilst the flavour was nice, I wonder if you could cater to the coffee addicted amongst us and create LARGER sized servings? Ideally I like a coffee to be about 400ml not 150ml. So how about it? you’ll have many happy consumers I am sure if you did this for us.

Overall if I am rating this product according to taste and ignoring the size I would give it 4 out of 5. It’s nice, give it a go and tell me what you think 🙂