Preparing and cooking food for a hundred people was not something that I was prepared to do. I didn't have the supplies, kitchen space or energy to even consider doing so. As I was talking with some friends trying to get them to help, we decided to start looking into some catering options instead of doing all of the work ourselves. I had no idea that there were so many types of caterers that prepared such a wide variety of foods. That is why I created my blog to help others considering using a catering service to prepare the food for their next party.
If you're getting into the pastime of smoking meats on a smoker in your backyard, you'll want to get acquainted with your local meat market. It will carry a wide selection of meats that you can buy to cook low and slow. One popular cut of meat is the beef brisket, which many smoking aficionados enjoy attempting to master. A properly cooked brisket can be the star attraction at your backyard gathering. A big benefit of buying meat at a meat market is that you can speak to a butcher and make some specific requests about whatever meat you buy. Here are some requests to make when you order a brisket.
Trim The Fat
It's common for people to trim a lot of the outer fat off a brisket before they put it on the smoker. However, you may wish to ask your butcher to perform this task for you. Doing so has a few advantages. For example, you'll save time when you're preparing the meat by not having to trim it at home. Additionally, the brisket will be more affordable to buy. When the butcher trims off a lot of the fat, the entire cut of meat will weigh less—resulting in a lower price.
Cut It To Size
Beef briskets can be very large in size, and while it's fun to work with an enormous brisket, doing so can sometimes be a challenge. If your smoker isn't very large, you'll have trouble fitting a full-sized brisket onto it. Another request that you can make when you visit your local meat market is to have the butcher cut the brisket to your preferred size. A simple solution is to measure the size of your smoker grill and share this information with your butcher. They'll cut the brisket so that it fits properly on the smoker.
Separate The Two Muscles
Beef brisket is made up of two muscles, commonly known as the flat and the point. While it's common for people to smoke the entire brisket as one, some people favor smoking the two muscles separately. They have different amounts of fat within them, so you might be in the mood for a lean cut of meat or a richer cut of meat, and want to smoke just one of the muscles. Instead of attempting to separate them at home, which is a task that can sometimes be challenging for a novice, you can ask your butcher to separate these two muscles for you.
For more information, visit a fresh meat shopping market near you.Share