Smoked Brisket Sandwich with Sriracha Coleslaw

With the pounds of smoked brisket from the past weekend’s smoking session, it was time for some smoked sandwiches with a kicked up Sriracha coleslaw. It is so easy to whip up a coleslaw, I am amazed that anyone would purchase a package of limp, soggy cabbage from the supermarket. A key to a great smoked…

Black Brick Smoked Brisket with Fire Season Chili Ale BBQ Sauce

Smoked brisket, the king of BBQ meat in my humble opinion, after it has spent hours bathed in delicious mesquite smoke. Smoked in the Big Green Egg at 225°F for 12 or so hours, the meat developed a sweet, black crust and significant smoke ring while remaining absolutely tender and moist. This was the best smoked…

Coconut-Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs and another braised recipe…but slow cooking turns these tough cuts of beef into succulent perfection. This time around I used a braising liquid with coconut milk, tons of sambal oelek (garlic chili sauce) and red curry paste. Alongside the soft, fatty ribs is a quick chili peanut sauce and rice. A note about braising and…

Buffalo Honey Meatballs

Just in time for the weekend’s games, I whipped up a batch the Honey Buffalo Meatballs in the Crock Pot (that’s a slow cooker to the trademark-minded). I used a mixture of ground beef and bratwurst, and replace the standard bread crumbs with ground Cheez-it crackers.

Korean-style Baby Back Ribs and Korean Fried Cauliflower

I wanted to crank up the Big Green Egg and make some ribs, but I wanted something different. Not enough time for smoking, so the idea of Korean BBQ sparked into my mind. Now, I had only a rack of pork baby back ribs, and Korean BBQ is normally beef, but when have I ever…

Last Rites Pastrami

I got my hands on a couple of briskets, a growler of Draught Works Last Rites Mexican Chocolate Porter, and the weather is warm and clear. What to do, what to do? Let’s make a kick-ass pastrami with a little flavor kick. Adding the Last rites to the brine imparts a subtle chocolate/roast flavor to…

Beer Braised Spicy Chicken Thighs and Legs with Potatoes

Using the cast iron Dutch oven in the Big Green Egg, we created a quick and easy braised chicken recipe with a bit of Sriracha kick. Beer Braised Spicy Chicken Thighs and Legs with Potatoes Ingredients 4 chicken thighs, skinned 4 chicken legs, lollipopped ½ cup amber ale ½ cup Sriracha 2 cups carrot, sliced…

Smoked Halibut Cheeks poached in Huckleberry-Shallot Butter

A friend shares his halibut, a GOOD friend shares their halibut cheeks. And we have huckleberries this year, so let’s create another kind of surf and turf – smoked halibut cheeks poached in a huckleberry and shallot butter. Sounds pretty decadent, huh? Smoked Halibut Cheeks poached in Huckleberry-Shallot Butter Ingredients 1 lbs. fresh halibut cheeks 1 cup fresh…

Spicy Smoked Pork Chops on the Big Green Egg

What is real man-food in the summer heat? Spicy Smoked Pork Chops is the answer. I memory goes back to Playa del Coco, Costa Rica where I had enjoyed a smoked pork chop that used coffee wood as the smoking agent. I inquired around town and found out that a German ex-pat was responsible for…

Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

We’re back with Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops out of the Big Green Egg. This is a perfect quick hot summer evening dish, especially when served with the Big Sky IPA and Grilled Twice-baked Potatoes. Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops Ingredients 3 boneless sirloin pork chops, about 6-oz each, 1⁄2 inch thick 1 TBSP Greek seasoning…

Stout-braised Short Ribs

Winter. Shit, it is still winter. But at least it is the perfect time for some slow cooking, especially long braising of tougher cuts of meat. I had piles of short ribs in the freezer and a whole afternoon, so I whipped up a batch of stout-braised short ribs. I used the Scannon Stout from Lolo…

Slow Cooker Porter Mongolian Beef

Winter was designed for breaking out the Crock Pot (or slow cooker, you know the brands). Slow cooked meats, especially when you start with a great cut like a flank steak, come out of the pot hours later so tender that a knife is not required. This take on Mongolian Beef uses a somewhat traditional…