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

post #1 of 17
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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!

 

post #2 of 17

OMG !!!Thumbs Up

 

You Maxed them All----Simply Perfect !!!:drool-----------:points:

 

Everything looks sooooo Tasty!!!:drool

 

Thanks for a Great Post!!Thumbs Up

 

 

Bear

post #3 of 17

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

 

:points:

post #4 of 17
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... icon14.gif

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
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

OMG !!!Thumbs Up

 

You Maxed them All----Simply Perfect !!!:drool-----------:points:

 

Everything looks sooooo Tasty!!!:drool

 

Thanks for a Great Post!!Thumbs Up

 

 

Bear

 

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

 

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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

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

 

:points:

 

Gotta admit that I love pizza almost as much as smoked meat (... almost)

 

Thanks for the points Richie!!

 

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Originally Posted by SmokeyMose View Post

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... icon14.gif

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

 

 

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. :icon_biggrin:

post #6 of 17
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!!
post #7 of 17

Wow!!!

 

That's some meal you put together!

 

Everything looks fantastic!

 

Points!

 

Al

post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by worktogthr View Post

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!!

 

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!!

 

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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post
 

Wow!!!

 

That's some meal you put together!

 

Everything looks fantastic!

 

Points!

 

Al

 

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!!

post #9 of 17
Holy crap. Yeah that's definitely better than any Buffet around. Drooling is not an option. It just flows. Beautiful dinner. Everything looks awesome.
post #10 of 17
Nice smoke,looks tasty!
post #11 of 17
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!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by lovethemeats View Post

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

 

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.

 

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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Nice smoke,looks tasty!

 

We're still enjoying PP an brisket sammies - I was going to freeze some, but decided to gorge myself! 

 

Thanks for the points!

 

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Originally Posted by hillbillyrkstr View Post

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!

 

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!

post #13 of 17

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

post #14 of 17

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

 

All I can say is: WOW

 

post #15 of 17

Father's Day meal to remember right there!  

post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Disco View Post
 

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

 

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

 

Many thanks for the points, sir!

 

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Originally Posted by redheelerdog View Post
 

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

 

All I can say is: WOW

 

 

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!

 

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Originally Posted by CrankyBuzzard View Post
 

Father's Day meal to remember right there!  

 

Very kind of you to say so sir!

post #17 of 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 !!  :Looks-Great:

 

 

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Gary

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