I don’t have an ounce of Irish blood in me. But does that really matter? I don’t have any Mexican blood in me but I enjoy cooking for Cinco de Mayo just as well. Holidays create themes around food. Menus and routines you learn to look forward to each year. Easter means brunch at my mom’s house. Thanksgiving is a double meal, a new traditional but always consistent menu at my aunt & uncle’s house followed by a more classic menu with variety year over year. And St. Patrick’s Day means chocolate, booze and an unneeded reason to roast cabbage.
What better way to follow-up a healthy, delicious crispy baked chicken recipe than some barbecue brisket?! I figure if you eat healthy one day, you can bank those extra calories to splurge on something rich and savory the next day, right? I don’t know, the logic works for me. In reality, this recipe is really an oxymoron. You can’t exactly have some good old BBQ without the barbecue, can you. And a slow cooker isn’t even close. But again, we’re in Brooklyn, so we do things a bit differently. Like having a Labor Day BBQ inside with a grillpan. Just go with it.