Question

Appetizer to go with Ina Garten's Brisket?

I am going to a dinner party where Ina Garten's brisket is the main course. I am in charge of the appetizer and have NO idea what pairs well with brisket. HELP!

Answers

Well, Ashley, why not go with HER menu, and here it is from that show:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/barefoot-cont…

Ina makes a Jewish inspired meal for Jeffrey's Friday night home coming dinner. Recipes include: Chopped Liver, Brisket, Spinach with garlic, and Ruggelach.

Recipes in This Episode

* Brisket with Carrots and Onions

* Chopped Liver

* Garlic Sauteed Spinach

* Rugelach

So, HER appetizer is Chopped Liver:

* 2 pounds chicken livers

* 1 cup rendered chicken fat

* 2 cups medium-diced yellow onion (2 onions)

* 1/3 cup Madeira wine

* 4 extra-large eggs, hard-cooked, peeled, and chunked

* 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

* 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

* 2 teaspoons kosher salt

* 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

* Pinch cayenne pepper

Directions

Drain the livers and saute them in 2 batches in 2 tablespoons of the chicken fat over medium-high heat, turning once, for about 5 minutes, or until just barely pink inside. Don't overcook the livers or they will be dry. Transfer them to a large bowl.

In the same pan, saute the onions in 3 tablespoons of the chicken fat over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, or until browned. Add the Madeira and deglaze the pan, scraping the sides, for about 15 seconds. Pour into the bowl with the livers.

Add the eggs, parsley, thyme, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and the remaining chicken fat to the bowl. Toss quickly to combine. Transfer half the mixture to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse 6 to 8 times, until coarsely chopped. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Season, to taste, and chill. Serve on crackers or matzo

These recipes are courtesy of the Food Network and Ina Garten.........

Christopher K.

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