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

Thu Feb 23, 2017

Paratha

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Paratha

No Indian meal feels complete to me without some form of bread. I tend to opt for buttery, soft naan, but equally delicious are light and airy poori and flaky, layered paratha. I've been on kick of making Chinese scallion pancakes at home lately, and I couldn't help but notice that the interior texture of those layered breads were very similar to paratha. Not only did this make me crave some of that Indian bread, but also made me think I could essentially use the same process as scallion pancakes, just swapping some ingredients, and end up with pretty perfect paratha, so I tried just that.

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Tue Feb 21, 2017

Sauced: Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce

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Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Heinz Kansas City Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 19.5oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Distilled White Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Tomato Paste, Water, Dark Brown Sugar, Blackstrap Molasses, Salt, Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor, Mustard Seed, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Natural Flavor, Anchovies, Onion, Garlic, Tamarind Concentrate, Oleoresin Paprika
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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This sauce delivers on its sweet and smoky promise while going even deeper with a nice tang, mustard-y bite, and slight heat that puts it a step above the standard bearer supermarket sauce.

Thu Feb 16, 2017

Indian-spiced Vegetable and Paneer Skewers

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Paneer Kebabs

There's a reason I rely heavily on skewers to feed my guests at a number of Meatwaves—they can be totally prepped beforehand, quickly grilled, and then easily consumed without the need for plates or utensils. My biggest problem with skewers though has been finding a variation for guests who are veggie inclined that can satisfy and fulfill in a way that sticks loaded with meat do. The only ones I've done so far that have meet that requirement were halloumi and veggie skewers, where that salty, squeaky Cypriot cheese added a heartiness that made a couple sticks feel like the start of a satisfying meal. So seeing cheese as a solution to a problem, I upped my veggie-friendly skewer game by taking on an Indian-spiced version featuring some excellent homemade paneer.

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Thu Feb 9, 2017

Broccoli with Hoisin-Ginger Glaze

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Grilled Hoisin Broccoli

Growing up, broccoli was one of the select few vegetables I would stomach. It was also one of the first vegetables I willing cooked for a meal—albeit I choose to batter and fry it, the fact that I made any veggie for myself was notable. As I grew out of juvenile eating, broccoli didn't become any less loved, although it became more rare as I opted for things like brussels sprouts, cabbage, and green beans instead. Given my warm history with broccoli, it's kind of odd that it wasn't until last year that I first took it to the grill, but now that I know how a hot fire makes it all the better, I'm ready to make up for lost time and this hoisin-ginger glazed broccoli is likely to be just one of what will become many recipes as I rekindle my flame with this green veg.

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Tue Feb 7, 2017

Sauced: Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce & Giveaway

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Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6 for 12oz at Joe Joe's Hog Shack
Ingredients
Corn Syrup, Blackberry Preserves, Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, Sugar, Apple Juice, Honey, Molasses, Hot Sauce, Prepared Mustard, Garlic Powder, Lemon Juice, Spices, Chili Powder, Liquid Smoke, Chili Pepper
Color
Purplish-Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
More Sauce Reviews

An upfront sweet, fruity profile is layered with vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire, and mustard to give this blackberry sauce its barbecue stamp.