food features

Corned beef: To soak or not to soak?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Woman's Day Food Director Jennene Plummer answers your questions about all things food.


Question

"Before cooking, is it better if you immerse corned beef/silverside in water overnight or not? If yes, why?"
— William


Answer

These days it isn't necessary to soak corned beef — this was probably done once to remove salt. Today, the beef is cured less intensely.

All I would do is rinse the meat a little before placing it in a saucepan of water, seasoned with a little vinegar, brown sugar, cloves, peppercorns and a bayleaf.

Recipe

Check out Jennene's recipe for masala beef pies
Rate this Poor x x x x x Great
Current user rating by 1 users: x x x x x
comments powered by Disqus

VIDEOS

PHOTOS

ARTICLES

Today's top 5

Natalie Barr breaks down as Katrina Dawson named woman killed in Sydney siege The Sydney siege tragedy proved too much for Sunrise host Natalie Barr who broke down on air while learning of the female hostage killed in the horrific ordeal. Jennifer Aniston finds friendship in Brad’s ex, Gwyneth Paltrow. Jennifer Aniston has gotten candid about her surprising friendship with Gwyneth Paltrow and the speculation that she didn't want to be a mum because she was so 'focused' on her career. Princess Charlene gives first interview since giving birth to twins Princess Charlene of Monaco has given her first interview since becoming a mother to newborn twins, heirs to the Monaco crown, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt looks just like a young Angelina! They say like mother, like daughter and there's no denying that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is one dapper little girl! Bec's personal triumph: I'm finally free! It seems Bec Hewitt has finally washed her hands clean and turned over a new leaf, overcoming her long time battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Who wore it best?
One outfit, two celebrities. Who wore it best? You decide!