Fresh Corned Beef

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, combine brine ingredients. Mix well and soak meat in a tumble/massager for 45 minutes. Store in a covered container and allow to cure for 24 hours. Drain meat from brine. Discard brine. Rinse meat with water.
  2. Place meat in a deep sauce pot. Pour enough water to cover meat. Using a clean cheese cloth, place bay leaves, peppercorns, garlic and juniper berries together. Form into a pouch and tie with a clean piece of string. Put in the sauce pot with meat. Cover and let simmer for about 2-1/2 hours or until tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove meat from broth and cool. Wrap in cling fil and place in the chiller. When firm enough, cut into serving portions.

Makes 14 servings.