Father's Day trio: prime brisket, pulled pork, smoked steelhead (warning: pic intensive)

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  1. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Tired of the commercial buffets for holidays, we decided on doing our own after a disastrous Mother's Day. Pork shoulder was $1.78/pound, the prime brisket was $2.59/pound, and the steelhead most expensive at $6.99/pound.  However, even with that, we came off better than a single person cost at the buffet.


    Brisket ready to rub and rest



    Into the Traeger with probes in the flat and point as well as a grill level probe at the far end



    Sliced and ready to eat



    Crisped up the thin part of the point - the missus just loves it this way, and I had to convince her to save some of the point for sammies



    Meanwhile, pork shoulder in the SRG



    I really like how quickly you can make delicious PP in the SRG in such a short time



    Pork pulls like butter squishing through your fingers - makes a great impact when pulling in front of the guests that have never seen pork being pulled



    ... and on another cooker, steelhead (skin on) smoked with GMG fruitwood blend



    Our friend Gary wanted a hoagie with pulled pork on one half, and brisket on the other. We do the PP with cheese and caramelized onion. The brisket is slathered with home made BBQ sauce



    Randy wanted a plate with brisket flat slices, some of the point, and pulled pork with sides of caramelized onions and sauce - a real meat lovers plate!

     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016
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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OMG !!![​IMG]

    You Maxed them All----Simply Perfect !!![​IMG]-----------[​IMG]

    Everything looks sooooo Tasty!!![​IMG]

    Thanks for a Great Post!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Drooling looking at those pics OMG and to think I am having Pizza tonight,so no left overs to worry about.Thanks for sharing

    Richie

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  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Looks like quite a conglomeration of cookers, there. Love the outcome, meat, meat and some meat. If you hadn't mentioned the missus, I would have thought it was an all guy affair... Thumbs Up

    How was the Steelhead cooked? Smoked or grilled? I'm no fan of fish, but the Mrs likes Salmon and I owe it to her to make it more. I have grilled it. If it were smoked, what sort of temps are we talking about?
    Dan
     
  5. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear!!  .... and thanks for the points!!

    I have to admit that all the meat choices were a nice Father's Day "present" to myself
    Gotta admit that I love pizza almost as much as smoked meat (... almost)

    Thanks for the points Richie!!
    Thanks for the comments, SM!  lol, I know what you mean about an all-guy event - thought about that myself, but the wives liked the food as much or even more than us guys

    The steelhead was smoked using fruitwood pellets (GMG) in a Big Chief of all things.  To tell the truth, just about all I do on the Big Chief these days is that dinner salmon, and there are no temperature settings on that simple unit. All I know is that it cooks the fish perfectly, and I need not baby sit it at all. [​IMG]
     
  6. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That all looks great. I would kill for a prime brisket around here, especially at that price! You put out some great looking food man! Points!!
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wow!!!

    That's some meal you put together!

    Everything looks fantastic!

    Points!

    Al
     
  8. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks worktogthr!  My knees nearly buckled when I saw that prime brisket at the price, especially at Costco!  I'd actually not seen a prime brisket before that, so I purchased several, and still have two in the freezer for a good day.

    Thanks for the points!!
    Thanks Al!  My wife gave me a simple choice - go to one of those awful Father's Day buffets we have here or do our own cook and invite the usual friends. The choice was simple for me because I love to practice cooking, and as luck would have it, everything turned out just fine.

    Thanks for the points, Al!!
     
  9. lovethemeats

    lovethemeats Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Holy crap. Yeah that's definitely better than any Buffet around. Drooling is not an option. It just flows. Beautiful dinner. Everything looks awesome.
     
  10. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice smoke,looks tasty!
     
  11. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Prime brisket for $2.59 a pound????

    I'll take 20 whole packers please. I stole 8 of them from the meat market for $3.49 a pound a few months back. Hell of a deal! Make sure to stock up!
     
  12. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks, man! I got lucky that day - you know how it goes - sometimes there are days when everything goes right - rare, but makes the bad days not so bad.
    We're still enjoying PP an brisket sammies - I was going to freeze some, but decided to gorge myself! 

    Thanks for the points!
    I couldn't believe it!  Normally Costco in my area offers good quality meats, but at a prime (no pun intended) price.  I purchased three because that is all the room I had in my freezers!
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK, here's the deal. You have to start a buffet with food like this. They'll line up around the block.

    Points for a perfect meal.

    Disco
     
  14. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Man oh man, that looks utterly amazing, and smoked steelhead too?

    All I can say is: WOW

     
  15. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Father's Day meal to remember right there!  
     
  16. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    lol, I know my mouth waters when I smell a neighbor cooking outdoors

    Many thanks for the points, sir!
    Thank you RHD!  I know it is a bit of overkill, but I love it all, and some of our friends don't like fish and others pork so this was a perfect time to cook it all.  After all, it IS Father's Day!
    Very kind of you to say so sir!
     
  17. I am so sorry I'm so late, Glad I didn't miss it completely.  Wow looks great  I need to come eat with you

    Nice Job !!  [​IMG]

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    Gary
     

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