Try this homemad Pickling Spice recipe the next time you make corned beef. The spice comes by way of a Michigan chef who uses it in a Corned Beef Brisket recipe.
Recipe Box: A Sandwich Recipe in the Making
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
2 tablespoons mustard seed
2 tablespoons coriander seed (ours were homegrown!)
2 tablespoons hot red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons allspice berries
1 tablespoon ground mace
2 small cinnamon sticks, crushed or broken into pieces
24 bay leaves, crumbled (ours were homegrown!)
2 tablespoons whole cloves
1 tablespoon ground ginger
Lightly toast peppercorns, mustard seed and coriander seed in dry small skillet, then use side of knife (or use mortar and pestle) just to crack them.
Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Store in tightly sealed container or glass jar. Yields 1 cup.