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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.
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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.
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After about 3 hours with the vents open on full and it cooking indirect, it was looking pretty darn good.
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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.
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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.
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It only takes about 10-15 minutes with a couple of flips along the way.
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All that was left was to slice up the brisket.
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I served it up with the Asparagus and Buttered noodles. It was well received by all.
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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:

CD

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
 
Quote:

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

Quote:

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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