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

Tue Mar 15, 2016

Perfectly Grilled Ribeye Steaks

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Ribeye Steak

Last month I busted out my seldom used immersion circulator and sous-vided, then grilled some spectacular strip steaks. As much as those steaks were probably the most tender, perfectly cooked pieces of meat I've ever made, they were missing a deep, crusty sear and hint of smokiness that differentiates a great steak and spectacular one to me. So when an opportunity arose to cook a giant bone-in ribeye cut—also called a cowboy steak—I looked to the grill, and the grill alone.

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Thu Mar 10, 2016

Sauced: Wildcard Sauces The Spectre

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Wildcard Sauces The Spectre

Sauce Stats

Name
The Spectre
Produced by
Cost
$7.95 for 15oz at Wildcard Sauces
Ingredients
Ketchup, Honey, Sugar, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce, Paprika, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Salt, Ancho Powder, Chipotle Chile Powder, Spices, Garlic Powder, Habanero Powder, Bhut Jolokia Powder, Cayenne Powder, Red Pepper Flakes
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
More Sauce Reviews

Multiple varieties of chilies give this extreme heat barbecue sauce an excellent earthy, smoky depth most pepper-focused sauces lack.

Tue Mar 8, 2016

Yogurt- and Mint-Marinated Lamb Skewers

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Yogurt & Mint Marinated Lamb Skewers

Man, time is moving fast. Relocating South has made winter a much shorter affair, and I feel like there should have been more suffering of cold and snow before the arrival of spring. But it's already happening, and with it I realized Easter is just a few weeks away. For me, Easter first and foremost means it's time to get my lamb on, which perfectly brings up these yogurt- and mint-marinated lamb skewers.

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Tue Mar 1, 2016

Patatesli Pide

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Patatesli Pide

As much as I love my KettlePizza, it does take about an hour to get it fully fired up and ready to cook with, then extra time to dissemble and put away. That added time and maintenance translates to me not using it nearly as much as I'd like to. When I do get it going, I try to make the best use of that blazing hot fire as possible. So when I decided to try my hand in making pides—Turkish stuffed flatbreads—I went for broke and did three distinct recipes. The original inspiration was a minced lamb pide that turned out incredible, but my second variation, a spiced potato or patatesli pide, turned out equally great.

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Thu Feb 25, 2016

Sauced: Knota Yankee Rich Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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Knota Yankee Rich Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Knota Yankee Rich Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$7.99 for 16oz at Knota Yankee
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Onion Powder, Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke, Garlic Powder, Balsamic Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Natural Bourbon Extract
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
More Sauce Reviews

A strong smoky bourbon component doesn't quite mesh well with what is an otherwise nicely layered sauce.