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Red-Braised Beef Brisket With Chinese Marbled Eggs
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The Chinese love slow-braising and poaching, and this comfort dish is complex, deep and steeped in tradition. 'Red braise' is the traditional name for this stock, although the meat doesn't actually go very red. Chinese marbled eggs are a simple version of the famous 1,000-year-old eggs, or tea eggs. They can look rather grey, but they taste great and act as a wonderful textural backdrop for the brisket.
Serves: 4 (or 6 as part of a banquet)
The sugar in the stock makes life difficult for many European reds, but soft Chilean Carmenère handles the sauce's sweetness well, and still provides enough texture to foil the beef.
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This recipe was first published in Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 GMT 2007.