Seoul Style Braised Brisket with Farina Dumplings, Asian Pear, and Bone Marrow

  • Cooking and Prep: 4 h
  • Serves: 8
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My mother is from the Former Soviet Union, and her small town had no access to Matzo, or most Kosher style products growing up. As such, her family always made their Matzo balls for Shabbat using cream of wheat (farina). She now lives in Fort Lee, which has a tremendous Korean population. I was inspired to combine some of her heritage with the Korean style cooking that I’ve come to know and love.


While cola may seem like a strange addition to this dish, it’s actually very authentically Korean and lends a beautiful sweetness and caramelized flavor to the brisket.

Ingredients (26)

Braised Brisket

Asian Pear Mostarda

Farina Dumplings

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Prepare the Braised Brisket

  1. Score the brisket in a cross-hatch pattern.

  2. Heat tablespoon canola oil in large cast iron, or heavy bottom pan.

  3. Sear brisket on high heat, about four minutes each side, or until brisket develops browning.

  4. In a roasting pan, combine all other brisket ingredients. Place brisket in roasting pan. Bake, tightly covered, for three hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  5. Once brisket is cooked and fork tender, remove all braising liquid from roasting pan and set aside.

  6. Place braising liquid in a small pot, and reduce over medium heat until half remains to create sauce for brisket.

Prepare the Farina Dumplings

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Using an ice cream scooper or large spoon, shape dumplings approximately two inches in diameter.

  3. In a small pan, lightly sear dumplings in a small amount of oil over a low heat, about one minute per side.

  4. Place dumplings in boiling water, and allow to boil for five minutes. Set aside.

Prepare the Asian Pear Mostarda

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To Serve

  1. Slice brisket and place into large family-style platter.

  2. Add farina dumplings and veggies and pour pan sauce over the top.

  3. Garnish with Asian Pear Mostarda and roasted bone marrow. Optional garnishes can include chopped cilantro, toasted sesame seeds, red chili sliced thinly. 

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