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

Thu Jul 28, 2016

Khao Jee (Thai Grilled Sticky Rice with Egg)

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Grilled Sticky Rice

Having been at the grilling game now for going on 13 years, it's rare that I cook up something that surprises anyone—a need for a constant stream of recipes has meant covering a lot of items seemingly not made for the grill. So whenever I come upon a dish that can pique interest and curiosity in that way, it feels a bit exhilarating, returning me to my earlier, more experimental cooking days. This grilled sticky rice was one such item, eliciting some initial confusion that I would be grilling rice, then astonishment when that rice was also coated in egg.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016

Sauced: Q Sauce Hot Zing

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Q Sauce Hot Zing

Sauce Stats

Name
Q Sauce Hot Zing
Produced by
Cost
$6.00 for 18oz at the Q Barbeque Store
Ingredients
Water, Tomato Paste, Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Molasses, White Distilled Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Chipotle Paste, Natural Smoke Flavor, Spice Blend, Tricalcium Phosphate, Chili Powder, Sodium Benzoate, Caramel Color, Capsicum, Ground Red Pepper, Soybean Oil, Mixed tTocopherols, Natural Flavoring, Onion Powder, Ground Black Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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Q Sauce Hot Zing delivers a nice earthy, smoky heat against a common tart molasses and tomato barbecue profile.

Thu Jul 21, 2016

Crying Tiger Steak

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Meat Me at Home

Most Thai restaurants stick to a pretty formulaic menu structure—there's the rice, noodles, or curry with choice of meat I would wager the majority of people order off of, then the specialities. Those specialities almost always sound the most interesting (to me anyway), but also fetch a higher price, making them feel like a splurge from the normal Thai night out. It was on one of those evenings I felt like shaking things up and ordered off of the specialities that I discovered Crying Tiger Steak, and it's since become hard for me not order it whenever I see it. It's a pretty simple dish—grilled steak with a spicy chili dipping sauce—but so good that it's totally worthy of the extra spend on an regular basis.

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Tue Jul 19, 2016

Meat Me at Home

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Meat Me at Home

I'm a homebody by nature, and The Meatwave is a reflection of that—I prefer to stay at home, cook, and have friends come to me rather than go out. Likewise, my sense of home is strong, making me one not apt to move around, so the fact that this Meatwave represented its second home in less than a year is kind of a big deal for me. The good news behind all the moving is that this is hopefully The Meatwave's forever home, and what better way to warm it than with tons of grilled goodies!

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Thu Jul 14, 2016

Grilled Bok Choy with Honey-soy Dressing

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Grilled Bok Choy with Honey-soy Dressing

Serving both a grilled main and grilled side together can be a delicate balance—trying to get two things done in perfect harmony is tricky at best. So I'm always on the hunt for grilled accompaniments that can be cooked up super quick, say in the time it takes for a piece of steak, chicken, or pork to rest before serving. This grilled bok choy is designed to do just that, and besides being fast, it's also dead simple and really delicious with the equally easy honey-soy dressing.

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