Japanese 7 Spice Brisket Sandwiches with Fennel Slaw

Add a Japanese twist to the classic barbecue brisket sandwich by rubbing the meat with a 7 spice blend, also known as Shichimi Togarashi, before grilling. Serve with a fresh carrot and fennel slaw.

Serves: 12
  • Japanese 7 Spice Brisket Sandwiches:
  • Fennel Slaw:
  • BBQ Sauce:
30 mins Prep time 3 hrs Cook time
30 mins Prep time
3 hrs Cook time
  • Prepare grill for indirect medium heat (325°F). Preheat grill by turning all burners to high.

  • For the Brisket, mix Spice Blend and sea salt. Place brisket, fat side up, in 13x9-inch disposable foil pan. Rub all over with seasoning mixture. Pour stock around brisket. Cover with foil.

  • Turn burner on 1 side to medium-high. Turn off burner(s) on other side. Place pan on unlit side of grill. Close grill. Grill 3 hours or until brisket is tender. Remove brisket from grill. Let stand 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, for the Fennel Slaw, mix vinegar, orange juice, granulated sugar, oil and sea salt in large bowl until well blended. Add carrots, fennel and red onion; toss to coat well. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • For the BBQ Sauce, mix all ingredients in medium saucepan on high heat. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 20 minutes or until slightly thickened and sauce is reduced to about 2 cups, stirring occasionally.

  • To serve, slice brisket. Serve in rolls with BBQ Sauce and Fennel Slaw.

Cooking tip

Click here for Japanese 7 Spice Blend (Shichimi Togarashi) recipe.

Note: To maintain medium heat (325°F), keep lid closed and adjust lit burner as necessary. Directions were developed using a gas grill. Grills vary; cooking time is approximate.

To Prepare Brisket in Oven: Prepare brisket as directed in foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake, covered, in preheated 325°F oven 3 hours or until tender.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 503Calories: 503Cholesterol: 106mg
  • Sodium: 981mgProtein: 35g
  • Total Fat: 23gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g