Ingredients for 4 people
- 2 large carrots, cut into thin sticks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 celery stalks, cut into thin strips
- 3 pound beef brisket
- 2 leeks, white part only
- 2 gherkins
- 1 onion - cut into rings
Heat 2 qt. water with salt. Add beef; bring to a boil. Skim foam from surface until clear. Partially cover pot; simmer 1-1/2 hours.
Cut leeks in 2 inch pieces, then cut in half lengthwise. Add leeks, onion, carrots and celery to beef. Cook until beef and vegetables are tender.
Cut beef into 1/2 inch slices. Cut gherkins lengthwise in thin slices, leaving 1 end uncut. Spread out slices like a fan - garnish beef with gherkins.
Serve vegetables in a separate dish with 4 tablespoons cooking liquid spooned over the top. Garnish with parsley. Serve with Swedish mayonnaise.