Brisket, Chicken drums and burnt tomatos!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by vlap, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well after a break from smoking I finally got a chance to do so this weekend. I started out with a good rub recipe I was sent to try out. It was wonderful. I can't give it out and will let the guilty party identify themselves if they want to do so.


    Rubbed a beef brisket point and some chicken drumsticks. Here the brisket is added to the smoker. I was using apple to smoke.


    Once the brisket got close to being done I added the chicken drums. These were also rubbed down the night before.


    While the meat was cooking I decided to use up some chiles I had sitting around. I added a handful of garlic and tossed it all together with some oil and salt.


    I put this mixture under the broiler and cooked until a bit of char appeared on the skin of the chiles and garlic.


    I removed the garlic and let the jalopenos cook some more.


    Once the chiles were done I seeded and placed them along with the garlic into a food processor with a little oil and made a paste.


    The paste was set aside, a pan heated scorching hot, some oil added, and then a mixture of fresh corn and cherry tomatoes were added. The high heat charred the corn and tomatoes. I saute'ed them for a while until the tomatoes started to break down and then added the chile garlic paste.


    After the beef had rested I sliced it and got ready to eat.


    Not a bad plate. Loads of flavor!
     
  2. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    nice lookin spread [​IMG]
     
  3. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I love me some cherry tomatoes. Great looking grub you got there!
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh... Actually, I gave out a general outline in a thread a while back. But the poster asked for a very general proportions type thing.

    Thank you for the fine compliment, especially from your culinarilly trained flavor sensors! I appreciate you trying it and your professional opinion!

    That corn/cherry tomato thingie looks GOOD!
     
  5. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The corn and cherry tomato thingie was very good. It even got a lil helping of the rub! A splash of balsamic is in there as well.

    I hope I can remember how to do that again [​IMG] cause I was kinda winging it using up the chiles I had.
     
  6. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When ever I see a thread started by Vlap, and it says" Q-view" I know to check it out! Again, I was impressed![​IMG]

    The tummy is now growling, and I must cook my dinner.

    Nice job. gonna hafta try the corn/tomato thingy!

    Also gonna hafta weasle my way into the secret rub from a friend of ours![​IMG]
     
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent looking meal, Vlap! I'm with the majority on the corn/tomato concoction. Love both of those veggies and will have to try that.

    Thanks for the awesome qvue!!
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome great food [​IMG]
     
  9. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Its praise like this from a very accomplished group of cooks (I consider myself a cook and not a chef.) that makes me strive to make better food. I find myself consistently blown away by the imaginative recipes and incredible cooking skills displayed here. To know people look forward to my cooking is truely an honor and is what makes being part of this smoking community such an honor. I hope I can always live up to expectations. I am inspired by you all.
     
  10. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will have to speak to Rich about the rub. I was asked to keep it quiet and that I have done. None but my eyes have seen it here.

    I will say it holds a few surprises and is darn good. There maybe a few tweaks it needs but as is it is still top notch!
     
  11. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think I know just the bribe to get it from him![​IMG] Starts with J and ends with Beam![​IMG]

    Vlap, you always have great pics, and wonderful tutorials so we can all try to create the same stuff. Points to you my friend!
     
  12. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    An old bottle of scotch will work wonders with me... I still have to ask his permission of course ;)
     
  13. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    permission granted!

    The wings are down 2-0 right now, with a little help from our own guys. Next period will be different![​IMG]
     
  14. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you sir!
     
  15. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Tomato side dish is making my jowls drool.
    Jee whiz man. I can't wait to give that a whirl.
    Cooked tomatoes like that just get such a powerful full flavor they're wonderful.
     
  16. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great lookin food and qview!!! gotta try that tomato/corn w/paste....great job!!!
     
  17. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    MAN! I gotta jump on the band wagon and do some of that corn/tomato/chili dish too! Great post, great q-view!
     
  18. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Allie and I eat Alot of veggies-and boy do we like combining and grilling with rubs-brings out so much flavor-vlap yours looking so good! and could this rub by chanch be the second place winner?
     
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrat on the excellent Q my friend. You are a seasoned cook and smokee, I can taste that dish just by looking at the ingrediants.
     

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