Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is here. Can you believe it? Seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the August heat. Labor Day, as you well know, was begun in 1932 to honor and celebrate moms who give birth. Because it traditionally marks the end of Summer, Labor Day is a wonderful time to fire up the grill, burn stuff, and shoot pyrotechnics into the air. Also, if you have been dating a gal you met at The Sands Beach Club who goes to college back East, it is time to break up.

To get you excited for Labor Day festivities, here is a photo of what happens when you park a 4 pound brisket on a Big Green Egg for 6 hours at 250 degrees.

Happy Labor Day to you and the woman who gave birth to you.


Celeste said...

Did you take the plunge into Eggland?

Anonymous said...

Tell me about this brisket. Rub, marinade, etc? When did you add wood chunks and what type? Soaked? Thanks in advance.

Rene said...

Celeste, plunge taken.

I basically used an overnight marinade in Real Cajun. But rather than make a true marinade, I made sort of a paste with black pepper, salt, bay leaf, oregano and garlic. Moistened it with olive oil and rubbed it all over brisket overnight.

Than 250 with some pecan wood for 2 hours. Wrapped it in foil and cooked at 350 for another 4 hours on bge. POured some beer in the foil. Then rested in foil for one hour.

Celeste said...

I look forward to your Egg adventures...since the rain will keep things cool this weekend, I'm gonna Egg some ribs, bone-in pork sirloin, and a mess of wings. I didn't fire it up much in July/August due to the awful heat.

William said...

Followed your recipe this weekend. The brisket was fantastic