Wednesday, March 19, 2014
KOBE CORNED BEEF
Snake River Farms produces and sells 'American Kobe' style beef. This meat has fat marbling that makes me want to cry. Our local Costco carried a supply of corned beef from Snake River Farms this St Patrick's holiday time.. 'American Kobe' beef is a luxury item that has a lofty price tag that reinforces this notion. We were surprised at the 6.50/pound sticker and bought several. Traditionally brisket is used for corned beef purposes. According to my butcher friend Angelo Iblerto this cut was the Bottom Round. It was a beautiful sight to see with its fat marbling and deep red color. It was packaged in a bring solution and came with a seasoning package. We will transform this corned beef into pastrami.
The brining process leaves the beef too salty for our tastes. This is easily remedied by soaking the beef in water to remove excess salt. After several rinses we were ready to season. We used a seasoning rub to prepare our roast for the smoker. Approximately four hours at 270 degrees brought the internal temperature to 170 degrees. The aroma and appearance was heavenly. We let the roast rest for 1/2 an hour. This was just enough time to steam asparagus and heirloom potatoes.
'Snake River Farms American Kobe Corned Beef' was a hands down, flavorful, tender, smokey winner. The best part about it will be the sandwiches today.