For the rub


  • STEP 1

    Gently toast the cumin, chilli flakes, peppercorns, fennel seeds and thyme in a pan over a low heat until aromatic. Grind to a fine dust with the demerara sugar using a spice blender or pestle and mortar. Tip into a bowl and mix in the remaining rub ingredients.

  • STEP 2

    Season the brisket generously with the rub and leave to stand at room temperature for up to an hour. Prepare the smoker for indirect cooking at 120-130C. Once ready, place the seasoned brisket on the smoker, fat-side up. Leave for 10 hrs or until the outside is a dark, mahogany colour. Top up the smoker as needed.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the brisket and wrap in butcher paper. Return to the smoker and continue to cook for 2-3 hrs until the meat reaches 93-94C when probed with a thermometer. Allow to rest for 40 mins before slicing and serving with charred greens and salsa rossa.

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