Wrap or not to wrap, that is the question. I have struggled with this dilemma for years. For those of you that don’t know, I’m referring to the barbecue trick known as the Texas Crutch. Basically, you smoke the meat for a period of time, then pull it off and wrap it in foil with some liquid … More Smoking Brisket with a Butcher Paper Wrap
Okay, it’s official! I’m back to cooking. You can probably guess from the title that I’ve made my own pastrami as well as ripped off another Seinfeld episode. Needless to say, I’ve been watching a lot of Seinfeld reruns lately. After a month on the injured reserve list I wanted my comeback cook to be spectacular. What … More Pastrami, The Most Sensual of the Salt Cured Meats!
Taking a little break from the burgers this week to celebrate National Brisket Day. Actually Brisket Day is the 28th, which is a Tuesday. I guess I will not be cooking a brisket for the big celebration, since I will be at work. Jeeze, who’s in charge of scheduling these things?? I’m sure my boss … More National Brisket Day is on a Tuesday??
This is a tale of two briskets, actually it’s two halves of the same brisket. I was craving a good brisket but I could not decide how I wanted to cook it. Did I want a traditional barbeque or did I want to make a New Mexican style red chile brisket? I decided to wait … More A Tale of Two Briskets Part 1
Whew, it’s been a busy week. I received some great news this week, I landed a day job! By day I will be a financial analyst for a health care company. I’m really excited to get back to work. Not to worry, I’m still going to be grilling and blogging, I’m just going to have … More Chile con Brisket