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I have a smoked brisket I plan to serve for a dinner party. How can I dress up the meal so it seems more elegant than just BBQ brisket.?

I got it at a local farmers market and the meat is quite good. Plan to serve w a delicious BBQ Sauce.

asked by rlucido over 1 year ago
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QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

Brisket is a mighty good food and I am sure your guests will be very happy to have it, dressed up or not. But you could always serve it with a series of interesting sauces (say mango mayonnaise, Giddy Swamp South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce, sweet and spicy horseradish) and unusual slaws (e.g green papaya slaw, green apple slaw, carrot/chayote slaw). Your guests can build their very own brisket sandwich. My friends adore things like that, and I bet it will be a lot of fun.

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PieceofLayerCake is a trusted source on baking.

added over 1 year ago

You could serve it with slices of really good homemade brioche.

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Chops is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

A nice presentation can help as well. An oblong, white large platter, lined with greens and a pop of a red or yellow vegetable will make it shine.

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added over 1 year ago

I dunno - White tie and tails? Sorry - I've just never seen a brisket served "elegant" before.

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amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

If ‘elegant’ is narrowly defined as fancy-schmancy (silver platters, crystal, cartoon waiters in tails…) then no, perhaps it doesn’t apply to brisket. But elegant can also be simple, understated, even rustic – as long as done beautifully, with thoughtful details. For this dinner, that could be a table set with fresh wildflowers, simple table linens, maybe a bowl of gorgeous figs or plums, a scattering of simple tea lights. As mentioned above, interesting slaws and sauces served in pretty bowls…and perhaps AntoniaJames' Fresh Corn Spoonbread (perfect example of unfussy elegance) All to compliment and let the brisket shine for what it is. 'Elegance' need not imply emulating a state dinner for the queen!

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added over 1 year ago

I would just serve it on the most elegant china/glassware that you have, and also have a more elegant dessert and sides.

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