6 lb Brisket of beef
-Lamb can be substituted
2 cl Garlic, peeled and halved
1/4 c Olive oil
1/4 ts Tumeric
Saffron, a few strands
1 ts Ginger, fresh grated
2 lg Spanish onions, diced
4 tb Celery, chopped, with leaves
1 sm Carrot, peeled, sliced in
-paper thin rounds
1 lb Green olives
2 lg Tomatoes, peeled and diced
16 oz Stewed tomatoes, canned
1 Lemon, for juice
Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper; rub with garlic. In a heavy roasting
pan, sear meat on all sides in a bit of olive oil. Remove and set aside.
In same pot, add remaining olive oil, tumeric (or saffron), ginger, and
onions. Saute until onions are limp. Add celery and carrots. Saute a bit
more. Add tomatoes and mix. Remove 1/3 of the mixture and placed seared
meat on the remainder. Cover with the rest of the mixture. Cover, and bake
in pr-heated over at 350 degrees F untill meat is tender about 3 hours).
Remove, and refrigerate. In the meantime, pit the olives. Place olives in a
pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Drain, and repeat the process.
(to remove saltiness of the olives). Remove brisket from refrigetator.
Remove any fat that may have collected. Slice the meat agains the grain.
Return meat to a heavy pot with the mixture. Sprinkle the olives over the
meat. Reheat at 350 deg F for 1/2 hour, and serve.