Spiced Corned Beef (Island Style)

  • 1 tablespoon of whole mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of whole allspice berries
  • 1 tablespoon of whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 (3-pound) corned beef brisket
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 carrot, peeled and quartered
  • 1 celery stalk, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. In a small, dry skillet, toast the coriander seeds, mustard seeds, allspice berries, peppercorns, and cloves over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer the toasted spices to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind them until they are finely ground.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the ground spices together with the ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Rub the spice mixture all over the corned beef brisket, making sure to coat it evenly on all sides.
  4. Place the corned beef in a large pot or Dutch oven, along with the onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, and water.
  5. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer the corned beef for about 3 hours, or until it is tender and cooked through.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and let the corned beef cool in the cooking liquid.
  7. Once the corned beef is cool enough to handle, slice it thinly against the grain and serve it with your favorite sides. Enjoy!


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