Monday, September 27, 2010


1 tsp. celery salt
3 tsp. salt
1 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic salt
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 bottle liquid smoke
1/2 bottle barbecue sauce or use recipe below

Sprinkle onion, garlic, and celery salt on both sides of brisket. Place brisket in low roasting pan with fat side up, pour liquid smoke over brisket. Cover with foil and place in refrigerator over night.

Sprikle salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce over both sides of brisket, cover with foil and bake in oven for 7 hours at 275.
Remove foil and cover with barbecue sauce and bake uncovered 45-60 minutes longer. or
shred and serve with barbecue sauce on the side.

3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 14 oz bottle catchup
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp liquid smoke
4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. celery seed
6 Tbsp. butter

Combine all ingredients in sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook for 10 minutes. Serve with sliced or pulled brisket.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sesame-Orange Shrimp


  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds (white, black or a mix)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (21-25 per pound)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (GF Tamari Sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced


  1. Whisk sesame seeds, egg whites, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add half the shrimp and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the rest of the shrimp.
  3. Add orange juice, sherry, soy sauce and sugar to the pan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced by half, 4 to 6 minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce. Serve immediately, with scallion sprinkled on top.

Tips & Notes

  • Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don’t use the “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets—it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, get dry sherry that’s sold with other fortified wines at your wine or liquor store.
  • What I did for sherry: mix together 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp. sugar.