We are attempting to make a brisket for the first time. However, we don’t have a smoker. I borrowed one from a friend, but upon doing some online research, it’s not the right smoker for tonight’s dinner. So I am trying to use my gas grill with a smoker box and indirect heat. It will take all day. I am hoping for it to be ready by dinner time. The rub recipe is one a friend from work sent me. His advice was to cook at 190 for what seems like a gazzilion hours. So, I woke up at 06:30am and started the meat. Halfway through the day, it smells fantastic but still has a long way to go.
Usually I BBQ my meats. I have mastered the cooking times of everything I’ve ever made. Like I said, 90% of the time the food turns out juicy and flavorful. The other 10% is me rushing. Waiting patiently all day to see the final product on a new dish is killing me. I want it to turn out perfect so badly. Ugh! The suspense!
What’s more terrifying is the fact that we are having some people stop by for dinner as well. Remember I said I have a back up plan? Well, it’s more my wife’s back up plan. She is using the slow cooker and making a Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork. It’s one she makes often and it is amazing. So if I fail on the brisket, at least people will be fed on the pork. I feel like I’m the Swedish Chef facing off against Gordon Ramsey. Both cooking icons, both have different styles.
Slow and steady. Slow and steady.
I must learn patience. I wonder how long that takes? Ugh.