BArbecued Brisket of Beef



3 cups apple cider

cups honey

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

1 tablespoon whole coriander

2 sprigs fresh thyme

1 brisket of beef (2 pounds)

1 cup white wine (optional)



Combine, white wine, cider, honey, mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger root, coriander and thyme in Dutch oven. Add brisket. Cover tightly and place in oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and cook 1 hour. Remove brisket from cooking liquid, cover and set aside. Transfer liquid to medium pan and cook over medium heat until reduced to a glaze and thick enough to coat back of spoon.

Using covered grill, light about 12 charcoal briquettes and add small piece of mesquite or other wood. Be sure to place charcoal and wood to one side of grill. Arrange brisket on grill so that it is not directly over burning wood. Paint it with some glaze. Place cover on grill and smoke brisket 1 hour, turning meat and coating with glaze every 15 minutes. Add charcoal or wood, small piece at a time, if fire seems to get too cold. Remove from grill, thinly slice meat against grain and serve. Offer any remaining glaze on side.