there is a possibility that i spoke too soon about wanting winter to stay.
i know this because over weekend, when a recipe arrived in my inbox from sweet tara for steamed buns that require three (3!!) ingredients for the dough, the only thing that prevented me from acquiring the required self-rising flour from the shop across the street was the task of bundling up for -21ºf.
never before in my life have i stopped at an obstacle when steamed buns were involved.
but you guys. i've been wearing two pants, two-three pairs of socks, and two fleeces under my down coat on a regular basis.
and my snot freezes. and my skin is cracky.
so while i do love winter food with all of my heart, i wouldn't mind the ability to go outside wearing just one layer and possibly pick a tomato from the ground.
on the bright side: i've been testing brisket recipes for the passover installment of molly on the range and have the terrible burden of having so much leftover brisket in my fridge. life is so tough, right? one day soon, when it warms up to positive degrees, i will make steamed buns with brisket in the belly. but for now, i have a delightful winter sandwich.
brisket on sourdough with sriracha shaved brussels sprouts
makes one sandwich, but can easily be doubled/tripled/septupled
2 thick slices of crusty sourdough
1 thick slice of brisket
1/2 c shaved brussels sprouts
a pinch of kosher salt
1 tb sriracha mayo* (or more)
*i keep a squeeze bottle of the stuff in my fridge and you should too. i use 1 tsp sriracha for every 1/4 cup of mayo, but add more sriracha as you wish.
heat a grill pan or skillet with a bit of olive oil over medium heat. toss on the bread, and if the brisket is cold from being leftovers, toss that on too to warm it up. heat both sides of the bread (and brisket).
in a separate pan, heat a bit more olive oil over medium-high heat and add your brussels sprouts. season with salt. cook til soft and slightly browned and then toss with sriracha mayo. (you could also keep your sprouts raw if you'd like)
assemble and destroy!