I am totally on the New Years bandwagon here, just giving you lots of old posts because I am too lazy to write out a new one. I am going to share the best of the best of 2012 just in case you missed it…I have only been up and running since September so you havent missed much though.
The greatest thing I did this year was BBQ brownies. It is still my number one day of traffic ever….which proves to me that you people suck, seriously, pureeing some sweet potatoes and cooking them in chocolate is not anywhere near as impressive as the perfect brisket. Still, they rock…we will definitely make them again once all the january sugar detoxing/whole30 hybrid is over. Anyway, there will be a few recipes that overlap here, because I know that nobody is going to sit here and read every link I posted…if you want to, by all means go ahead, and please leave your full name in the comments section so I can spell it properly on the restraining order.
Planking (and bacon)
Tempering and Resting your meat
Starting a good fire
Choosing your charcoal
Getting the right big-boy-toys
Basics on using a smoker, and the perfect hunk of meat for a newbie
There is more to be learned about smoking, in 2013 there will be a series called “Better know a smoker” and important information on rubs, BBQ competitions, and other random rants and tirades about why I am right and you are wrong. Now on to the meat…
In the pork category we have:
Bacon…thats right we make our own bacon!
Korean Style Ribs
Pork Stuffed Peppers
BLT Salad made with our own bacon of course
The nom-nom-nominees in the beef category are:
Sausagey Beef Burger
Braised Beef Chili
Flank Steak Skewers
Ungrilled Meatloaf with bacon
Brisket though the title lies, we did make a better brisket last night burning straight hardwood with no coals.
Basic BBQ Chicken
Chicken Caesar Salad
Recipe I stole from Michael Symon
Basic Grilled Salmon and grilled squash goodness
Oh look, this recipe again because there is shrimp on it
Dirty South Clam Chowder
Smoked Mackerel Salad
I grilled eggs in bell peppers then again in pork
Bison Burger with smoked applesauce…seriously go make that applesauce, it will change your life.
Basic Red Sauce aka Liquid Orgasm
Carolina Style Pork Sauce
Chili and Clam Chowder are obviously also in the new soups category, while Jerky, Smoked Sausage, and Hickory Smoked Mixed Nuts are all under snacks
Lastly there was a grilled watermelon salad that was amazing, but didn’t really fit in anywhere else
I already have dozens of ideas for 2013, so keep coming back for more smoked meat sexiness and white trash shenanagains
Patrons of the Pit
December 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm
Good stuff. And we don’t care if your feeling lazy, as it’s kind of cool to see people’s “best of” list. Happy New year to guys. Take care.