Monday, August 8, 2011

Brisket Magic

This recipe for a dry rub and braising liquid is pure magic on a slow cooked BBQ brisket.  Thanks Alton Brown!

8 TBL light brown sugar, tightly packed
3 TBL kosher salt
1 TBL chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. jalapeno pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp. crab boil seasoning (Old Bay)*
1/2 tsp. rubbed thyme
1/2 tsp. onion powder

Not so good for brisket but lovely with the rub when added to ribs of any kind
1 cup white wine
2 TBL white wine vinegar
2 TBL worcestershire sauce
1 TBL honey
2 cloves of garlic chopped

*Seems weird to me but I can't seem to find Old Bay in the stores anymore. So if you can't either this is a good substitution:

  • 1 tablespoon ground dried bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/ teaspoon ground cloves