Brisket with Apricots and Prunes
For extra-tender brisket, cookbook author Julia Turshen cleverly uses a damp piece of crumpled parchment as a protective blanket for the meat to prevent it from drying out while it roasts. “In this case, a wet blanket is a good thing!” she says. Slideshow: More Brisket Recipes
The brisket can be cooled to room temperature and refrigerated in its sauce for up to 5 days. Reheat gently in a 350 degree oven or on the stovetop before serving.
Spicy Pinot Noir: 2014 Lazy Creek Middleridge Ranch.