Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket with Berries

Qing Dun Niu Rou 清燉枸杞牛肉

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

Every Grain of Rice

By Fuchsia Dunlop

Published 2012

  • About

One of my favourite Chinese soups is a speciality of Chongqing: a rich, nourishing oxtail broth, cooked for many hours, then served with a beautiful scattering of scarlet gouqi berries and a handful of fresh coriander. The same method can be used to cook beef and it works perfectly with brisket, one of those nostalgic cuts of meat that I adored as a child. In the original recipe, a whole chicken is used to enrich and elevate the flavour of the beef, but stewing the meat in a rich chicken st