Originally Posted by The_Kapn
I start with the phrase that he is "my supervisor".
It would be in my advantage to cook something really good to bolster my rep as a cook and to make him happy!
I would just go buy a couple of briskets (probably flats) and cook them up.
You look good, he looks good, and I doubt that anyone (including him) would know the difference.
Small price to pay to avoid a potential "problem".
Let us know how it goes--OK?
I agree. Frozen meat from a slaughterhouse packer after about 2 years gets a funky taste in my experience. I would "substitute". You look good, he looks good. Nobody gets hurt. Then you can experiment at home with what he gave you. It is good for practice no matter how it tastes.