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

Tue Dec 22, 2015

Barbecue Ribs with South Carolina Mustard Sauce

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South Carolina Mustard Ribs

Part of my holiday planning is mapping out what I'm going to bring to three different potlucks that happen annually between Christmas in New Years. Being at my in-laws in Texas without a smoker has forced my hand to look towards braised meats and baked pastas in the past, but I've helped remedy that situation by somewhat-selfishly gifting my brother-in-law with a kamado cooker as a housewarming gift, which is now ready for use. While I've loved all the chilis, barbacoas, and lasagnas I've made, I'm finally opened to explore my true calling and great pot luck fare—barbecue. In testing the waters for what might make a suitable dish, I tried out a few racks of pork ribs finished with a golden South Carolina-style mustard sauce.

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Thu Dec 17, 2015

Sauced: Wildcard: Sauces The Desperado

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Wildcard Sauces The Desperado

Sauce Stats

Name
The Desperado
Produced by
Cost
$7.95 for 15oz at Wildcard Sauces
Ingredients
Ketchup, Videri 90% Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce, Paprika, Cocoa Powder, Lemon Juice, Honey, Olive Oil, Salt, Ancho Powder, Jalapeño Powder, Guajillo Chile Powder, Coffee, Spices, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Powder
Color
Orange-brown
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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The Desperado is an incredibly unique barbecue sauce that uses chocolate and a variety of dried chiles to give it a mole-like character out of the jar that veers more towards barbecue after being cooked.

Tue Dec 15, 2015

Peking Duck

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Peking Duck

Forget ham. Forget roast beef. Forget pork loin. If you want to make things all right with the world this Christmas, you need to have Chinese turkey—aka: Peking duck.

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Tue Dec 8, 2015

Turkish Minced Lamb Pide

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Turkish Lamb Pide

A few months before I left Astoria, a Turkish spot opened up right at the steps of the elevated Ditmars station I used daily, making it an easy destination that quickly became a regular for me. With the little amount of time I had to spend there, I was able to explore the vast majority of the menu that included various kebabs, shawarmas, manti, breads, and salads. One of the few items I hadn't experienced previously and instantly loved were the delicious pides—which are essentially like a pizza with a topping spread along an elongated football shape dough that's baked in a very hot oven. Of the variety of pides I was able to sample, I was most smitten with the minced lamb version and decided I wanted to try to make it at home since it's not something I can get quite as easily here in Durham.

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Thu Dec 3, 2015

Sauced: Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful White BBQ Sauce & Giveaway

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Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful White BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful White BBQ Sauce
Cost
$5.95 for 15oz from Bluff City BBQ Supply
Ingredients
Mayonnaise, Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Water, Horseradish, Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne Powder
Color
Off-White
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A white sauce with bite, Jim Quessenberry's White BBQ Sauce employs horseradish and additional pepper to make it stand apart in a good way.