South Hollow Cooking

Recipes from South Hollow Road

Mark Bittman’s “Barbecued” Brisket October 7, 2018

Filed under: BBQ Recipes,Beef,Main Courses,Uncategorized — southhollow @ 11:42 pm

Today we didn’t have time to sit around and smoke a brisket all day – we were too busy apple picking. If you want to run around in nature and still have a brisket that’s tender AF – look no further.

One change: instead of just searing on the grill at the end, we smoked ours on a charcoal grill for an hour as we skimmed and reduced our sides. Sides included roasted potatoes, green beans, and sautéed spinach.

Because we make this recipe so often, we had leftover gravy from last time to use as a starter for this gravy.

Thank you, Mark Bittman!

Time: About 3 hours

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven that can later be covered over medium-high heat for 2 or 3 minutes. When it is hot, add oil, swirl it around, then add beef. Sear meat for about 5 minutes on each side, seasoning with salt and pepper; when nicely browned, remove from pot. Turn off heat under pot for a minute.

2. Add onion to pot and cook, stirring, over medium-low heat until softened, 5 to 10 minutes (if meat is very lean you might need to add a little oil). Add all remaining ingredients, stir, and cook for about a minute. Return meat to pot, nestling it in sauce.

3. Cover pan, put it in oven, and cook until meat is tender, at least 2 hours and probably closer to 3. When it is done, you can refrigerate it in its liquid for 1 to 2 days before proceeding.

4. Light a charcoal or gas grill or heat broiler; rack should be about 4 inches away from heat source. Drain meat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill or broil on both sides until brown and crisp, just a few minutes. Meanwhile, skim cooking liquid of fat, warm gently, and use as sauce.

Yield: 8 or more servings.


Fist Jab Milk Stout October 29, 2008

Filed under: Brewing,Halloween,Uncategorized — chefstress @ 2:21 pm

Chris and I have been busy learning to brew beer since June, that definitely explains the lack of posts for Summer 08 from me.  This Friday, Halloween, we’re going to serve our first kegged beer, The Terrorist Fist Jab Milk Stout.  This beer was the fifth batch we brewed.  I really wanted to make a milk stout, in honor of my favorite Keegan Ales brew, Mother’s Milk.  We brewed this on 8/16/08.  On 8/23/08 we moved it to secondary.  The Milk Stout was kegged it on 8/30/08.

The bag of specialty grains used prior to steeping.

The OG reading – 1.060

Vigorous fermentation brought to us by Six Point Craft Ales!

Gravity reading on 8/21 – 1.022

Transferring to secondary on 8/23

Here’s the recipe:

8.5 lb Pale Liquid Extract

Specialty grains:
1.00 lb Chocolate Malt
0.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt
0.50 lb Roasted Barley
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine

2.5 oz Goldings, NZ [4.1% aau] (60 min)
0.5 oz Goldings, NZ [4.1% aau] (40 min)
1.0 oz Fuggle, UK [4.3% aau] (40 min)
1.0 oz Fuggle, UK [4.3% aau] (20 min)

1.00 lb Milk Sugar (Lactose)  was added at end of boil

started with 2 gallons of water, and we steeped the specialty grains at 150F for 30 minutes before we started the boil.