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May 18, 2009 06:28 AM

cooking a slightly frozen brisket

I need to cook it now and it's still a little frozen. Will it be ok if I just cook it an hour or two longer? I cook my brisket for a long time anyway. thanks.

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  1. From your description of the cooking process I assume you're braising the brisket. If that's the case, starting it when it's a "little" frozen should work out just fine. That depends, of course, on what a "long time" means.

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    1. re: todao

      Yes - braising it in the oven. I go about 4-6 hours so I figured I'd go to 6 this time.

    2. If the first step is to pan sear the brisket, I would take the time to thoroughly defrost the meat first. Go ahead and use a luke-warm water bath, but don't try to sear the meat if it is still frozen at all.

      On the other hand, for a recipe like brisket where you cook it at low heat for a long time, the searing step is pretty optional.