Below are some pictures from the last two weekends. Mmmm, lots of good eats.
Last weekend: ribs, baked beans, & a very small ham (not in picture).
The baked beans were delicious. My wife was going to bake them in the oven, I said why fire up the oven when the smoker is already hot.
Cooked these ribs side-by-side, the rack on the left was cooked 3-2-1 with foil and the one on the right was not wrapped and smoked for the same 6 hours. The main difference I noticed was more fat rendered out of the 3-2-1 rack. Both were very tender to the bite. The left rack was glazed with Apple-Jalapeno TPJ and the right rack was glazed with Strawberry-Habanero TPJ.
This weekend: stuffed jalapenos, stuffed mushrooms, 2 pork butts, & a brisket.
This brisket was smoked without foil. It’s been a long time since I’ve cooked one this way.
The point cooked to 200*, the middle of the flat read 185*, and the thin end of the flat read 195*.
My wife bought 24 peppers at the store but asked me to stop at the store on the way home to buy some mushrooms. I ended up buying another 12 peppers. (couldn’t help myself!)
Used a regular breakfast sausage this time instead of Chorizo and we like them better this way.
This is one of the two. It was 12:30 in the morning and I was too tired to pull it.
A new treat for our family, Bananas Foster. I’ve never grilled a banana before and it was dark outside, they got a little darker than I expected but they were GOOD.
The caramel sauce called for rum & banana liqueur. As you know I don’t have either in the house so I substituted for white grape/peach juice and apple juice then added a little artificial rum flavored extract to make up the difference. Everyone loved the fruity caramel sauce.
OK, so here’s what digging a hole in my yard is like! I don’t have a garden except for a few potted plants and anything I want to live through a Texas summer must be constantly watered. This isn’t a slighted sample, my whole yard and most of my neighbors are the same. We’re on a rock shelf. On the plus side, my house doesn’t shift with the weather.
It's been a while since I posted pictures so I had a few to upload . Enjoy!