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Title: cajun brisket
Post by: loopy on March 14, 2010, 11:31:23 PM
Hey guys, thought I would swing in and post a quick note about a brisket I did this weekend.  Started it marinating on Friday morning before work, on the pit saturday about 5pm, and ready for the table about 9:30 this Sunday morning. 

Its a half brisket actually, about 8 pounds, but it has the point and the flat.  I cut a deep slit in the meat to add some stuffing.  stuffing a brisket?  you bet.   In a big pot I made a roux, oil/water/flour/cajun seasoning, in the blender I mixed up a big yellow onion and three bell peppers, tossed in some slap ya momma hot spices and a touch of cayenne.  Then packed the brisket cavity with it.

The brisket was rubbed in a mostly traditional texas rub, onion powder, garlic power, lots of paprika, salt & pepper,  some cayenne, a little crown royal and olive oil served as the dry rub "glue".   

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pay no attention to the bottles behind the meat, thats just peach margarita making goings on...

On the pit at 225, over oak. 

(http://www.loopy.org/pictures/galleries/.misc/_thumbs/700x500-dscf6610.jpg)

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after 5 hours of smoke, I wrapped in alumn foil, dumped a beer and one huge chunk of onion inside the pouch, stowed up the fire loaded some more oak and forgot about it until I got up this morning.

paired with bbq beans that shared some smoke with it, some slaw, and some cold cold shiner blonde ale.

(http://www.loopy.org/pictures/galleries/.misc/_thumbs/700x500-dscf6646.jpg)

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Title: Re: cajun brisket
Post by: capozzoli on March 14, 2010, 11:37:45 PM
Wow, just wow. Droool.

I knew you couldnt stay away for long.

Besides we need you here.
Title: Re: cajun brisket
Post by: nicneufeld on March 15, 2010, 12:24:09 AM
Very nice, very nice!

I just got done slicing up nearly 18lbs of smoked corned beef brisket (done as a pastrami style).  Glad I bought the meat slicer but man is it a bear to clean.  But I have a freezer well stocked with sandwich meat, between that and the cured pork loin I did.
Title: Re: cajun brisket
Post by: bluesman on March 15, 2010, 02:59:45 AM
That looks fantastic. My mouth is watering. Brisket season is upon us!
Title: Re: cajun brisket
Post by: Beertracker on March 15, 2010, 03:30:46 PM
Looks yummy loopy!  :P
Title: Re: cajun brisket
Post by: hamiltont on March 15, 2010, 07:56:21 PM
Ahhh yes, smokin' season is upon us.  Ribs, Brisket, ham, etc....  MMMMMMMM! Those pics look soooo good!!!  Thanks for sharing Loopy!!! :)
Title: Re: cajun brisket
Post by: mikeypedersen on March 15, 2010, 08:03:23 PM
Wow, I forgot my lunch today and am trying to scavenge food anywhere I can today......Then I see this post.  My mouth is watering, big time!   :'(