The Meatwave: Barbecue & Grilling Recipes, Reviews, Tips, and Tricks

Thu Mar 26, 2015

Sauced: Plowboys Barbecue Sweet 180

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Plowboys Barbeque Sweet 180

Sauce Stats

Name
Plowboys Barbecue Sweet 180
Produced by
Cost
$6.95 for 16oz at All Things Barbecue
Ingredients
Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Water, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Spices, Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chipotle Powder, Ground Mustard, Paprika
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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Glossy and sweet, this sauce is built to impress barbecue judges, although that success may not always translate equally as well in the average backyard.

Tue Mar 24, 2015

Smoky and Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

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Smoky and Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers

I went a little kebab crazy at the Meatwave opener last summer. In all, I made nine different skewers that day, and the full aftermath will be coming to you all Meatwavers over the next few months. I've already unleashed the super beefy steakhouse kebabs and the extra flavorful herb-crusted lamb skewers, so for a change meat this time, I'm presenting these smoky and spicy yogurt marinated chicken kebabs.

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Tue Mar 17, 2015

Grilled Eggplant Rollatini

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Eggplant Rollatini

Italians have a way with eggplant and cheese—it seems like there's endless variations on the theme, all of them incredibly delicious. I had an idea to make one of my favorite incarnations, eggplant parm, on the grill, but while collecting ingredients, had a bit of a change of heart and went another route with grilled eggplant rollantini. I thought this would be a better use of the flames since tender, grilled eggplant are the perfect medium for stuffing and rolling.

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Thu Mar 12, 2015

Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Hickory Spice Barbecue Sauce

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Garland Jack's Secret Six Hickory Spice Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Garland Jack's Secret Six Hickory Spice Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 18oz at your local grocery.
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Molasses, Vinegar, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Modified Food Starch, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Mustard Flour, Dried Onions, Spice, Dried Garlic, Potassium Sorbate
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
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A heavy handed liquid smoke gives this sauce a hickory flavor from start to finish that overwhelms most everything else except a slightly sweet molasses and acidic tomato.

Tue Mar 10, 2015

Chinese Char Siu Spare Ribs

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Char Siu Spareribs

It's very likely my first pork rib was at a Chinese restaurant. Growing up in the suburbs of D.C., barbecue was not prolific, but Chinese restaurants were, and boy did my family love going to them. A dinner out for Chinese meant one thing to me back then—pu pu platter. In a love for all things appetizers, which still persists today, the pu pu platter was like mecca. I got to have it all—beef skewers, fried wontons, egg rolls, and, of course, spare ribs. I became aquatinted with these sweet and sticky, sometimes tough, spare ribs at a young age, and my fondness for them has yet to cease. It only made sense that I learn to cook them myself so I could have great Chinese spare ribs all the time, especially since I'm stuck in the weird bad-Chinese-food vortex for Astoria, Queens, in a city otherwise known for excellent Chinese.

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