Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pizza, Wings & Onion Rings...

Time to get your grill on...

Today in Tennessee will be the perfect day to dust off the cobwebs on the grill and fill the air with some fine smelling chow. Between cold, rain, snow, sleet, ice and howling winds, today will be 60 degrees, sunshine and calm wind.

Hot Damn!!!

You've got that right brother...

I'm still sore from my fall on the ice at the first of the week but that ain't going to stop me today. No sir, for 60 degrees and a chance to smoke something I'd have to be in a body cast to miss that.

So what's on the menu?

I think I'll fire up the WSM (R2D2) and cook some chicken thighs and beef short ribs.

Julie loves beef short ribs cooked that way and so do I. About 2-2 & 1/2 hours smoked at 225 to 250 and taken to an internal temperature of 170-175 degrees and these tough short ribs will melt in your mouth.

For those of you that don't have a smoker, you can take beef short ribs and put them on a grill on direct heat to brown and then move them off the heat to the cooler side of the grill for indirect cooking and finish them off.

Short ribs are just like beef brisket. They have to be cooked long and low heat. Cook them high and fast and they are tough as concrete. But cook them low and slow like brisket and you will not mind the time it takes.

So, today will be perfect. Tomorrow a forecast of rain...A one day reprieve from Old Man Winter.

Don't waste it Tennessee!


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