By Daphna Rabinovitch
|2 tbsp (25 mL)||vegetable oil|
|4||cloves garlic, minced|
|1 tbsp(15 mL)||paprika|
|3/4 tsp (4 mL)||each ground ginger and coriander|
|1/2 tsp (2 mL)||ground cumin|
|1/4 tsp (1 mL)||each turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne and salt|
|3-1/2 cups (875 mL)||chicken stock|
|1-1/2 cups (375 mL)||dry red wine|
|3 tbsp (45 mL)||honey|
|1||single side brisket (about 4 lb)|
|1 cup (250 mL)||dried apricots|
|2/3 cup (150 mL)||pitted prunes|
|2 each||baking and sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks|
In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onions and garlic, stirring often, for 15 minutes or until very soft.
Meanwhile, in bowl, combine paprika, ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper; stir half into onion mixture. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add stock, wine, honey and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
Trim all but a thin layer of fat from brisket. Rub remaining spice mixture over nonfat side. Place in large roasting pan, fat side up. Scatter apricots and prunes around brisket.
Pour stock/wine mixture over brisket. Cover with foil and bake in centre of 325F (160C) oven for 3 hours, basting every 30 minutes.
Place potatoes around meat. Cover and bake, basting every 30 minutes, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours longer, or until meat is very tender. Let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Remove solid fat from pan. Transfer meat to cutting board; slice thinly against the grain. Return to pan; spoon juices over meat. Cover and rewarm in 325F oven for 1 hour, basting occasionally. Remove bay leaves. Arrange meat on large platter, arranging dried fruit and potatoes alongside meat.