Well I been on a liquid diet. Feeling miserable when I can't eat I always turn towards reading about food or watching one of the many networks dedicated to food.
So while replying to a thread here JJ mentioned a Pho. We had some boneless beef short-rib chunks I thought would do nicely.
A little S&P and into the smoker at 300 F heavy oak smoke for 45 minutes.
Then into a high heat skillet to sear.
Sliced thinly Its perfectly medium rare.
Added my rice noodles then Pho broth and topped with bean sprouts, sliced pickled peppers,and a good helping of chow-chow ( had no Kim-chi ).
Prepare rice noodles according to package instructions.
Pho : ( cheaters way )
4 cups low sodium beef broth
1 medium whole white onion sliced thin
3 inch ginger root peeled and split in half
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp anise seed
2 tbsp fish sauce
3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
Add all ingredients to a large enough pot and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove ginger chunks and cinnamon stick. Pour over rice noodles and sliced beef per serving.
Well I only get to eat the broth, and quite enjoyed it. Maybe in a day or two I will be able to eat solids again. The wife and kids get to eat real food though. This my 11 yr old sons first real taste of Vietnamese food......... LOL