The 500 Club Ridiculously Delicious Dinner Plan of the Month for July
Brisket. Few words have the power to make you palpitate, salivate, and levitate. Whether smoked in a pit, braised by a Jewish grandmother, or simmered for half a day by a Vietnamese pho master, brisket ranks among the worlds most revered meats. Corned Beef, pastrami, Montreal smoked meat, or bollito misto all start as brisket.
This month, 500 Club member and grill master extraordinaire, Bryan Praetorian, promises to show us how its done! Follow along with us on our Facebook group as we join in with Bryan in preparing a full-on Steven Raichlen dinner plan with the World’s most Epic Cut of Meat!
Caribbean Rum Punch – BBQB pg. 55
“Planters Punch is found throughout the Caribbean. Back in the days of the great plantations, it was the traditional beverage of welcome. The basic recipe calls for orange juice, pineapple juice, guava nectar, and rum, but there are as many variations as there are individual bartenders.”
Grilled Eggplant Dip – BBQB pg. 82
“There is no shortage of grilled eggplant dishes in the world, but this one – a dip that is a specialty of Trinidad’s Indian community – is one of the few I know of in which the eggplant is studded with garlic cloves before grilling. What results is an incredible depth of flavor.”
Old School Pastrami – Brisket Chronicles pg. 93
“Picture the perfect pastrami. The exterior black as bitumen. The interior a bright shade of pink, like a drag queen’s hairdo. The stunning striations of meat and fat rendered iridescent by curing salt. The bit of black pepper and coriander seed overlaid with the subtle scent of wood smoke. And that’s before the taste – beefy, salty, garlicky with spice, meat and fat in luscious equipoise.”
Sesame Spinach Salad – BBQB pg. 111
“Simplicity and color are the hallmarks of Japanese salads: the bright greens of spinach, the organs of carrots, the whites of daikon radish. This spinach salad, commonly served at yakitori parlors, owes its wonderful nutty flavor to sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds.”
Angel Food Cake, Fresh Strawberries and Sweetened Whipped Cream – BBQB pg. 514
“Are you willing to go the extra mile? Made from scratch whipped cream is much superior to the stuff in an aerosol can and its easy to whip up, too. Spoon it over grilled Angel Food cake and some garden fresh strawberries and it will be a heavenly finish to a Ridiculously Delicious dinner!”
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