Smoked Brisket Recipes


I hope you saw Linda Lombroso’s excellent profile on Ari White, the chef and caterer behind Wandering Que, a kosher barbecue truck in Yonkers. Ari has some great tips on smoking brisket at home — a great idea to try for Rosh Hashana this year, since it falls so early in the season — but he doesn’t give us a recipe to follow. But it seems like it would be good for any summer party, from Memorial Day to after Labor Day.

So we’ve collected two smoked brisket recipes here that we like quite a bit. I’m a novice smoker — my husband usually takes care of the outdoor cooking in our house — but I was able to follow the butcher paper brisket recipe by Aaron Fraknlin, and even adapt it to make it ahead of a party I was having the next day. Here’s the link to Aaron Franklin’s Butcher Paper Brisket recipe.

I haven’t tested the recipe at Bon Appetit, but I’m certain the test cooks there did. I sure do appreciate the step-by-step graphic that goes along with it. So here’s the link to Bon Appetit’s Texas-Style Smoked Brisket.

Let me know if you make either one of them. As a native Texan, I would love to know!


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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