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BigButzBBQ 03-11-2013 05:11 PM

Grilled Asparagus and a little Brisket
Thanks to the luck of St. Patties day, the local grocery store had 3-4lb Brisket chunks on sale. Normally, I don't get the chance to cook brisket. It's hard to justify it as a family expense most of the time but, these little ones made it up for fair game.
Now, being that it was a rather small chunk of flat, I decided to keep things simple. No soak, no injection, no slather, just some straight up Cow Pow rubbed all over.
I didn't see a need to fire up the UDS for such a small chunk so I opted for a hotter faster cook on the OTG. I loaded it up with a 3/4 chimney load of lit coals on top of a 1/4 unlit then threw some chunks of Oak and Cherry on top of the lit coals.
After about 3 hours with the vents open on full and it cooking indirect, it was looking pretty darn good.
I foiled it and added some more coals. (The wind was insane and caused my fuel to get ate up in no time.)
After another 2 hours, I pulled it and let it to rest with a towel draped over the top.

While that was resting I got a batch of my crowd pleasing Grilled Asparagus going. It starts with letting it marinade for about 10-15 minutes in a ziploc bag. For each bunch of asparagus combine the following:
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Minced Garlic
1 Tsp. Kosher Salt

This time I added 1 Tbs. of Parmesan Cheese to the mix as well. From there it goes onto the grill to cook directly.
It only takes about 10-15 minutes with a couple of flips along the way.

All that was left was to slice up the brisket.

I served it up with the Asparagus and Buttered noodles. It was well received by all.
No one complained. My wife asked why I "couldn't make brisket that tasted this good for competitions." My Children begged for seconds of everything specially the asparagus.

Thanks for looking! :becky:

medic53 03-11-2013 05:31 PM

Looks great! Can't wait to try that with my next asparagus!

Kathy's Smokin' 03-11-2013 07:57 PM

I love grilled asparagus! Great to hear everyone loved the meal, that's the best part of cooking!

martyleach 03-11-2013 08:01 PM

Looks great Tom! Glad to see you are digging out from the winter.

Neonnblack 03-11-2013 08:01 PM

I love asparagus, until i need to pee.

Your food looks good.

caseydog 03-11-2013 08:06 PM

I love grilled asparagus, too. I call them my "healthy french fries." I eat them with my fingers, just like fries. Grilling gets them cooked, but leaves just the right amount of crunch.

Nice job. :thumb:


Wampus 03-11-2013 08:11 PM

LOVE grilled asparagus and I pretty much do mine the exact same way too.

Good lookin grub Tom!

landarc 03-11-2013 08:12 PM

Very nice Tom, good to see you cooking. Nice meal

popeye 03-11-2013 08:30 PM

asparagus is good eating. grilled,raw ,baked. or what ever

BigButzBBQ 03-13-2013 09:03 AM

Re: Grilled Asparagus and a little Brisket

Originally Posted by landarc (Post 2403465)
Very nice Tom, good to see you cooking. Nice meal

I'm always cooking. Just schedule keeps me from doing it outdoors as often as I would like.

deguerre 03-13-2013 09:19 AM

Excellent Tom! That's how we do out asparagus too. That bunch (Or two) was beautifully grilled.

code3rrt 03-13-2013 10:41 AM

Great looking grub, gonna have to try the grilled asparagus.

Gnaws on Pigs 03-14-2013 06:54 AM

Looks great! That's almost exactly how I do my asparagus, except I add some black pepper and use lime juice instead of lemon. :tea: I could tear up a plate of that!

HankB 03-14-2013 07:14 AM

The asparagus looks great! :hungry:

I'll have to try the marinade technique. I usually just drizzle with EVOO and sprinkle on a little S&P and sometimes some garlic.

jmoney7269 03-14-2013 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by BigButzBBQ (Post 2403185)
My wife asked why I "couldn't make brisket that tasted this good for competitions.

Thanks for looking! :becky:

OOOOH what a dagger to the heart! The wifey done that to me a time or two also. Nice looking eats man, love meez some asparagus

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