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Sample Recipe from The Silver Platter: Balsamic Braised Brisket

ArtScroll’s newest cookbook, The Silver Platter, is scheduled for release later this week, and we’re confident that you’re going to enjoy it, and make the recipes again and again.

Some of the amazing features of The Silver Platter:

•Over 160 wholesome, family-friendly recipes that you’ll make again and again
•Turn fresh, healthy, and easy to find ingredients into spectacular dishes
•Mouthwatering full-color photo accompanies every recipe
•Each recipe includes cooking tips, techniques, and advice from best-selling cookbook author Norene Gilletz
•Many recipes are naturally gluten-free or offer a gluten-free option
•Nutritional information included for every recipe

Can’t wait for the release to start cooking from this wonderful book? Here’s a sample recipe to keep you going until your copy arrives!

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Reproduced from The Silver Platter, by Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz, with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications.

Click here for a downloadable version of Balsamic Braised Brisket from The Silver Platter

meat | passover | gluten-free | freezes well | yields 8-10 servings

1 beef brisket (4-5 lb /1.8-2.3 kg)

2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 Tbsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp olive oil

3 large onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 can (6 oz/170 g) tomato paste

2 Tbsp honey

3 bay leaves

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup dry red wine or water

  1. Coat a large roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add brisket; sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Rub brisket with spices to coat on all sides.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in parsley, tomato paste, honey, bay leaves, vinegar, and wine. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool.
  3. Pour sauce over, around, and under the brisket. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight, turning occasionally.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake, covered, for 3-3½ hours or until meat is fork-tender. Calculate 45 minutes per pound to determine the cooking time. Discard bay leaves. Let cool.
  5. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Discard hardened fat from gravy. Trim excess fat from brisket. Slice against the grain to desired thickness.
  6. Reheat, covered, in pan gravy at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

Norene’s Notes:

  • Slow Cooker Method: Season brisket and prepare sauce as above; add to slow cooker insert coated with nonstick cooking spray. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Place insert into slow cooker; cook on on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Ask your butcher to cut a very large brisket (8 lb/3.6 kg) in half. Total cooking time will be the same as for one 4 lb/1.8 kg brisket.
  • Brisket should be cooked “low and slow,” with lots of onions. The internal temperature should not rise above 180°F on a meat thermometer; after it reaches 200°F, the brisket will become dry.

Win a Complete Set of the Sapirstein Edition Rashi!

Giveaway is now over. Congrats to Joe Green on winning this set!

In honor of ArtScroll’s Big Set Sale, we are celebrating with some giveaways on some of our best-selling sets.

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Our first giveaway prize is a complete set of the Sapirstein Edition Rashi! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for your chance to win!

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  • Notes on Rashi, including questions, answers, sources, and elucidations
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**Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on Wednesday, May 6th. One winner will receive the complete set of the full-sized Sapirstein Edition Rashi. Prize can be shipped within the USA. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Valid email address must be provided to claim prize. Winner will have 48 hours to answer or another winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per person. 

Free Pesach Download: How To Kasher Your Kitchen

Pesach is just a week away, which means that kosher kitchens around the world will be “turned-over” – cleaned, covered and prepared for Passover cooking. To help with this sometimes complicated process, we’ve prepared a free download with a practical halachic guide to Kashering your kitchen, excerpted from The Kosher Kitchen.

Click here to view, download or print KASHERING FOR PESACH excerpted from The Kosher Kitchen.

Click here to purchase The Kosher Kitchen.

Click here to shop all Passover titles from ArtScroll.

More Pesach resources on The Official ArtScroll Blog: 

Download a sampler from Haggadah Touched by Our Story

Download a sampler from The Generation to Generation Haggadah

 

The ArtScroll Wasserman Siddur goes digital: Download a Free Bencher!

It’s finally here! The long-awaited and highly-anticipated ArtScroll Wasserman Digital Siddur is now available for your Apple device. Try it free with a bencher/bircas hamazon download – scroll down for details.

It’s got cutting edge smart technology. Perfect for travelers, commuters, and people on the go. It’s beyond anything available today. But most of all — It’s the ArtScroll Siddur.

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ArtScroll’s new Smart Siddur includes these amazing features:

  • ArtScroll’s classic, beloved look and feel: the fonts, layout, and nikud of the ArtScroll Wasserman Siddur
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  • Put in personal notes, highlight text and Bookmarks
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Wasserman Digital Siddur for weekday is now available for your Apple devices. Coming soon for Android users! Currently available in Nusach Ashkenaz. Nusach Sefard in preparation. iPad_mini_Horizontal_siddur

Try it free! Two easy ways to download a free digital Bencher/Bircas Hamazon from the ArtScroll Wasserman Digital Siddur:

1) Download the ArtScroll app or install the latest update (version 3.0) and the bencher will automatically download to your library.

2) Open the ArtScroll app and select the store option. Click on the Wasserman Digital Siddur icon, and then scroll down until you see the free bencher sample. Click on where it says “free” and the download will begin. You can now find the bencher in your library.

Attention Rusty Brick Siddur users: You can upgrade to the ArtScroll Wasserman Digital Siddur for a reduced price. Click the purchase option that says “Existing Rusty Brick Siddur Users Purchase.” Note: You must have the latest version of the Rusty Brick Siddur installed to take advantage of this option. 

Click here to purchase the new ArtScroll Wasserman Digital Siddur.

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Weekly Free Download: A Touch of Chizuk

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Weekly Download: Parashas Va’eschanan

Start the Torah Conversation

What If… makes a wonderful addition to our Shabbos table. Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein shlita is a noted rav and posek, as well as a son-in-law of Rav Elyashiv zt’lWhat If… presents hundreds of halachic questions and answers in the order of the weekly parashah, making it the perfect starting point for fascinating Torah conversations.

The questions are short, and each includes a practical, real-world scenario. The answers, too, are concise, and though they contain a world of Torah knowledge, they are easy to follow.

  • A man jokingly tells his friend to microwave an esrog to make it ripen quickly – who is responsible for the damage?
  • A surgeon learns a new technique from a presentation, without paying the entrance fee. May he use that technique, or is it stealing?
  • A mother doesn’t want to reveal her child’s illness, thus keeping people from praying for him. Is that permitted?

Challenge your family or guests with these thought-provoking halachic questions, and watch the energy around the table begin to surge. This is Torah conversation at its best.

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