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barelfly

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Show us what your cooking - Quarantine style!
« on: March 21, 2020, 09:41:59 PM »
Will start with today - took a small packer brisket and split it up for Corned Beef for St. Paddyís day, the other half for pastrami Reuben sandwiches with some of my home made kraut. Didnít get a sammich pick but some nice sliced pastrami here! When I smoked the side, I took it to temp, about 200* rather than steaming to temp, as I wanted a nice crusty bark. It came out exactly how I wanted it!

Also steaked out the striploin I had dry aging in the fridge. Let it go 47 days, steaked it out with about 2Ē steaks that were about 1.25lbs each. Will make for nice steaks for two people.

Also made some smoked chicken last week - rubbed with Meatheadís Memphis Dust and smoked for 2 hours the glazed with Blues Hog Original BBQ sauce and finished on the grill. Really good chicken!

I have some BB ribs I picked up earlier this week, just so I had some other stuff to eat. Will smoke those later this week I think. But loving the 3D the last few weeks!

What are you smoking or cooking??? Post it up!
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Re: A few things from over the last few weeks
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 09:22:10 AM »
WOW- everything looks fantastic! By the looks of it, Iíd say they were all a complete success! I did some baby backs recently and I am doing a corned beef brisket flat for some ruebens today. My uncle made some kraut that Iíll try with it. Iíve certainly found myself smoking more with the recent down time. Iíve got a chicken hanging out in the freezer that will probably be next on the list.
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Re: A few things from over the last few weeks
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 10:15:55 AM »
@mike1910 those ribs look great! What did you rub/glaze with? And what smoke process did you go with? I havenít had ribs in a long time - need to get the two racks I have out of the freezer!

Thanks for posting! I hope more will join in on this thread!
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Re: Show us what your cooking - Quarantine style!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 11:58:38 AM »
Everything above looks great.  I'm using up the pulled pork and having ribs tonight which were smoked prior and had frozen weeks ago before smoke anything.  Went to Costco they were out of SLR's. Stop & Shop only had a few roast beef packages and lamb racks.  I did pick up a corned beef flat that's in the freezer with 1 rack of SLR's and frozen turkey.

On the work front, our office is closed down in NYC so I've been working from home with my wife, grandkids and daughter.  Glad to not have to make the 4 hour commute (round trip) on mass transit.  Stay safe, practice social distancing and try to keep your sanity if you have kids at home while quarantined in place.  Be Well.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 02:05:27 PM »
Barelfly- Thanks! I love doing ribs.  My dad owns a local meat shop and I use a combination of his own smokehouse seasoning and a basic salt, pepper, garlic blend. I mix them together and use for the rub. As for the sauce glaze/sauce I use Big Johnís Ol West BBQ and Dipping Sauce. Itís a thicker sauce and itís sweet. It seems to play well with the rub I use and the ribs. My method is pretty simple. Rub the ribs, let them hang out for a while, toss them in the smoker at 225 with a couple ounces of cherry and hickory wood. I also use cider beer in my water pan. No peeking until about the 5.5- 6 hour mark. At that time Iíll check them and brush on the sauce and let them go until desired fineness. When I do baby backs for whatever reason they usually take 6-7 hours. Good luck with your ribs If you decide to do them!

Tomd- Iím actually doing a corned beef flat today. Best of luck with yours. Iíve never done one before so weíll see how it goes. Itís only about 2.5 lbs.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 02:09:54 PM »
I also wanted to second what Tom said too. Everyone stay safe! My wife and  I have 2 little kids so weíre all trying to maintain our sanity. But the abundance of beer helps with that! Haha!
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 09:57:43 AM »
Last night I did corned beef brisket flat for ruebens. Turned out great!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 10:22:12 PM »
Mike, that corned beef looks great! Out standing! Thansk for sharing - hopefully we get some others to post up, regardless of what it is. Doesnít have to be in the smoker, just post up whatever it is you are cooking. Letís get some stuff going here and see all the great Chefs we have!
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 10:27:01 PM »
I made some pizzas tonight - two regular style pizza dough and two gluten free crusts for my wife and I. Really liked the GF crust recipe I found a few weeks ago. Turned out well.

Topped this with whole mozzarella, pepperoni, pine nuts, jalapeŮo and spinach. Good pizza!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 07:34:06 AM »
Great looking pizzas!  Youíve now inspired me to do homemade pizza this weekend. I usually donít do my own crust but why not give a try. I like the choice on toppings. Iíve never had pine nuts on pizza, something to consider.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 12:55:21 PM »
Not smoked but I made some steamed shrimp buns.  15 in total with filling consisting of onion, red bell pepper, broccoli, mushrooms and Napa cabbage and shrimp all chopped and sauteed.  Mixture stuffed into a dough wrapper and steamed until they rise.  Added some soy and sesame oil dipping sauce with hot peppers and onions.  Sorry no inside pics.

 
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 02:23:51 PM »
Tom!

Those look wonderful! Oh, I can taste the wonderful flavor combo and the dipping sauce! WOW!!!! What a treat to see!
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 02:57:47 PM »
Wow! Those look great, Tom! Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 03:09:26 PM »
Thank you for the kind words. They were really tasty.  They fed 3 adults and 3 kids.  I have some pizza dough queued up for tomorrow night's dinner.  I'm doing a test trying to get more flavor out of the dough.  I started with a 12 hour poolish and doing a 60 hour ferment in the fridge.   Hopefully I don't kill the dough.  Should be enough for three 14"-15" pies.
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2020, 04:54:04 PM »
Tom- very curious to hear how the pizza turns out. Good luck!
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