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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

In the Still of the Night: Cold Smoking and bbq for the ages

The fog of depression lifts like smoke rising gently upwards toward the moon and just like that, peaceful waves fill the void.

We've been busy, busy, busy. This past weekend our Atom's Ribs crew worked our tails off as part of the team for the Brooklyn Brewery Pigfest. I was invited by Sam Barbieri of the Waterfront Ale House who was the main caterer for the event. Sam, Robbie Richter (of the soon-to-open Hill Country NY, Jeff Riley (of The Smokin Grill) and I were there as support. I got to cook Spareribs, Rob cooked Texas sausage and Sam was responsible for more ribs, chicken and the 4 250 pound pigs. I'll report back on this event with more pictures in the next day or so. It was great fun until we ran out of food.

The weekend before that was another weekend of cleaning out my parents' house and cooking as much as we could on the smoker. We cold smoked some mozarella and cheddar; cold smoked, then seared skirt steak and made ourselves fat and happy.

Cold smoking fire:

Chipotle-Mojo Smoked Skirt Steak:

Spareribs and Beef Short Ribs:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chipotle-Mojo Smoked Skirt Steak???

Man...there goes my cholesterol. That looks awesome. I need some of that.

11:02 PM  

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