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Shuley

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  1. Shuley

    Summer Breakfast

    I had shiso leaves for the first time wrapped around the tuna tartare and it was AMAZING
  2. Have you seen this one? Gigantic drive though LOL
  3. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    Thanks! And we did have a great time!
  4. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    I actually thought about batch making monitors, but I didn't have any rum LOL. And seeing as how I had already run to 4 stores I didn't feel like going again.
  5. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    Thank you!
  6. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    Thank you! And that chocolate cake is devine! I had a request for the recipe the next morning and the day after than my other friend was inquiring about leftovers LOL
  7. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    I cooked about 250 and total coming time was 7.5 hours for brisket and 8 for the pork. The brisket was a little smaller than normal, 11 lbs before trimming. I flipped both at the 2 hour mark and wrapped and flipped again at the 4 hour mark when they were both close to 160. And they were cooked direct on the main grate.
  8. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    Thank you! 8 am particularly proud of my potato salad recipe because it is a Shuley original!
  9. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    Yes! I'm so excited that with the wrapping they both probed tender within 30 minutes of each other which help to streamline future cooks!
  10. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    Yeah, it was kind of weird forbidding people from bringing sides lol!
  11. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    Thank you! We had a great time!
  12. Shuley

    Homemade BBQ! (Pic heavy)

    This will be seriously pic heavy. The challenge over on the guru is to do a homemade BBQ.....in which every component has to be homemade. So this was a three day process and culminated in a very successful get together last evening. It was my last big cook before school starts again. So after shopping at 4 different stores I got to starting on my rubs for pork butt and brisket. Pork butt rub ingredients Brisket rub ingredients You may notice that I included Tasmanian pepper berries (in ample quantities) for both rubs...this was new for me. After preparing the rubs, I got to trimming and then seasoning the pork butt and brisket and then these babies went into the fridge for 24 hours Meanwhile after cleaning up I started boiling potatoes for my recently invented potato salad recipe. I assembled the ingredients... It is a highly herbaceous and garlic tasting potato salad, the perfect counterpart to a variety of grilled meats. I also sub a part of the mayo for extra virgin olive oil to make it that much lighter After all the chopping and the potatoes are done, I cooled the potatoes with ice then sliced them and mixed them together. it looks like regular potato salad, but trust me the taste is dramatically different. This was the thing that I got the most accolades for (well.... Other than the cake. But I invented the potatoes and Stella parks invented the cake) Then I set to making a simple coleslaw dressing. Then I fed my sourdough started the night before.... And lit my KK so it would be ready to go first thing in the morning. In the morning I got my smoke pot going with two large chunks of pecan and then added my meat to the main grate. I was thrilled that they both fit without having to use multiple grates... And shocked. Then I got to working on my sauces(and feeding the starter more) I started with brisket sauce which is from Aaron Franklin's book and in my opinion is the only sauce that is acceptable on brisket. All others are just gross. The only change is that I used liquid amino in place of worchestershire which I had done before and knew turned out great. After all ingredients were measured out you basically stir together and simmer just to meld the flavors. Then I got to making the hot vinegar sauce which is my preferred style of sauce for pulled pork. This sauce is just mixed, not cooked. Then I got to the cake. OK small fact you will all thank me for. I got Bravetart by Stella parks for mothers day and have been cooking through it this summer A LOT. I have made cherry pie, blueberry pie, key lime pie, lemon meringue pie, dark chocolate cream pie, yellow cake with fudge frosting cake, this chocolate cake (and the English muffins) and they have all be fabulous, I mean really really good. I'm not so into the gimmicky things like homemade oreos and I made her scones and chocolate chops cookies that were pretty good, but not like her cakes and pies. Her cakes and pies are so flippen good. If you like to bake sweets you NEED this book. I have made this chocolate cake 3 times this summer. Anyway, you start with the frosting which is the easiest thing here are the ingredients Yes, heavy cream and milk Chocolate. Heat up the heavy cream while chopping the chocolate. I used the food processer and saved my fingers this time. Then pour the super hot cream over the chocolate in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer and stir until smooth. Then cover and stick in the fridge... You will whip it after about 6 hrs in the fridge Then I assembled the rest of the ingredients for the cake itself. I had to go flip the meats at 2 hrs. Cooking time (oh yeah and spraying every 30 minutes) so I neglected to take the would be riveting pictures of the cake batter.... But I have proof I flipped my meats! And then of course, here are the cakes cooling Then I got to slicing and grating for the coleslaw Of course I didn't toss with the dressing until about an hour before party time. Meanwhile I was working on my sourdough bread. Assembled all the ingredients. and set for the first rise. Then I went about checking the meat and got ready to wrap This was actually the first time I tried this method with pork butt to see if I could get more consistency in cooking time. (Spoiler alert... It worked) Then put the bread into the loaf pans and waited for their second rise. After about an hour we were ready to bake. I don't think I can over state hoe much my family loves this bread. Then I got to whipping the frosting for the chocolate cake. And decorating.... Yes I know my cake decorating skills aren't the best but I'm practicing and it tastes amazing. Very shortly before guests arrived I planned to do something different. Well different for me... I'm ALMOST a non drinker, but I decided to batch make a cocktail that made use of all of the beautiful limes on my tree and found a great recipe. Into the blender.. After this was blended more water and a cup and a half of vodka was added. This was a super good summer drink, and I'd definitely make it for gatherings again. After guests arrived, had a drink and a few snacks. Then I unveiled the pulled pork. Shredded the pork, sliced the brisket and set everything out. This was my plate with each meat with the appropriate sauce. This was a huge success. I didn't take pics of the cake sliced (I was busy and sticky!) but everyone was raving. One of my friends texted me as soon as she got home that it was the best food of her life LOL. I wouldn't go that far but it was a dang good dinner. I probably wouldnt have done another big BBQ right before going back to work if it weren't for this challenge, so it was good to have friends and family over again.
  13. Shuley

    New member & soon to be owner

    You are going to be sooooo addicted! It's all good though!
  14. Shuley

    Happy anniversary!

    Yeah.... It would have been unique enough maybe.... I am planning on using this potato recipe for my BBQ on saturday but will be doing more traditional fare.
  15. Shuley

    Happy anniversary!

    Soooooo last Thursday my husband and I celebrated 10 years years of wedded bliss. He wanted some lamb chops and I had done rack of lamb before but never chops so I had to ask Mr. Ckreef for pointers. I asked the right person because it turned out AWESOME! best lamb of my life... No joke. Served with an extremely herbaceous and citrus potato salad which I have perfected and may use for this month's challenge on the guru.... Actually I realized at the end of this cook that since everything was from scratch it would have qualified.... Had I taken pictures. I also baked bread and a three layer chocolate cake from Stella parks which is phenomenal... And collared greens and a chimichurri style sauce. Super meal.
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