The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2018 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Char Siu Pork Belly Buns http://www.meatwave.com/blog/chinese-char-siu-smoked-pork-belly-buns Joshua Bousel Char Siu Pork Belly Buns

Pork belly buns have become a theme for me over the past few years. The first ones I did used a sous vide and grilling double cooking method, then I started going for straight up smoked pork belly and had some pretty fantastic results doing them both in Texas- and burnt ends-style. Since you can never have too much of a good thing, I just kept rolling with my belly buns and have now a fourth incarnation to share, this time doing them up with a char siu sauce.

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Chinese Barbecue Pork Asian Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/chinese-char-siu-smoked-pork-belly-buns
Herbed-crusted Grilled Mushrooms http://www.meatwave.com/blog/herbed-crusted-grilled-mushrooms-recipe Joshua Bousel Herb Crusted Grilled Mushrooms

Mushrooms are such a great side for steak—they're heartiness stands up well against filling steak and their woodsy and earthy quality is a great compliment to intense beefiness. The only problem is that one too many times (once is really too often here), my wife and I have ordered the mushroom in steakhouses only be disappointed with sour, mushy canned mushrooms swimming in a pool of butter and not much else. So when cooking a couple steaks at home recently, I wondered if I were to make some shrooms worthy to sit alongside grilled beef, what would they be? The answer were these herb-crusted grilled mushrooms.

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Vegetarian Mushrooms Sides http://www.meatwave.com/blog/herbed-crusted-grilled-mushrooms-recipe
Sauced: Dr Smoke's BBQ Butter http://www.meatwave.com/blog/dr-smokes-bbq-butter-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Dr. Smoke's BBQ Butter

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

A mix of tomato, tamarind, and vinegar create a unique acidic stamp to this sweet and spicy sauce that delivers an excellent robust barbecue flavor.

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/dr-smokes-bbq-butter-sauce-review
Pulled Pork Egg Rolls http://www.meatwave.com/blog/barbecue-pulled-pork-egg-rolls-recipe Joshua Bousel Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

Sadly, wing month is over, but before we return to our regularly scheduled program, I've got one more game-day themed recipe for all you Meatwavers—pull pork egg rolls! These actually come off a growing list of ideas to make use of a fairly consistent supply of pulled pork in my freezer. So hopefully this will start a new recipe trend for me of transforming meats I have stored in suspended animation into new and incredibly tasty things, and if these egg rolls are going to serve as an example, we're in for a streak of real winners.

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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Frying Pork Barbecue http://www.meatwave.com/blog/barbecue-pulled-pork-egg-rolls-recipe
Smoked, Fried, and Grilled Barbecue Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/smoked-fried-and-grilled-sweet-and-spicy-barbecue-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Smoked, Fried, and Grilled Barbecue Wings

During last year's wing month, I made smoked and fried wings in a quest for the ultimate flavor and texture combo. I was pretty damn proud of what I achieved, then commenter Note went and said he goes the extra mile and smokes, fries, and then grills his wings. That left me feeling like I had only finished a 5k while he was out there winning a marathon and I knew that the triple cooking process needed to be the crowning achievement of wing month 2018. So, without further adieu, I present to you the trifecta of smoked, fried, and grilled barbecue wings!

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:20:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Barbecue Frying Recipes Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/smoked-fried-and-grilled-sweet-and-spicy-barbecue-chicken-wings-recipe
Sauced: Freeman Brothers BBQ Championship Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/freeman-brothers-bbq-championship-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Freeman Brothers BBQ Championship Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 8 out of 10

Freeman Brothers BBQ is a sweet tomato-based sauce that has an incredible complexity and balance that puts it in the high ranks of a crowded field.

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/freeman-brothers-bbq-championship-sauce-review
Char Siu Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/chinese-char-siu-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Char Siu Chicken Wings

Even if you haven't heard the term "char siu" before, you've likely eaten it. You know those sweet Chinese spare ribs? That's char siu. That red tinged pork in your fried rice? That's char siu. Char siu kind of equates to Chinese barbecue sauce and is used in a number of applications, and I myself have used it to make everything from chicken buns to pork belly to smoked pork butt. One thing I realized I hadn't used char siu sauce for though was wings, and wing month seemed like a good time to finally change that.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Chicken Wings Asia Chinese http://www.meatwave.com/blog/chinese-char-siu-chicken-wings-recipe
Al Pastor Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-crispy-mexican-al-pastor-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Al Pastor Wings

Wing month soldiers on, this time with a story of redemption. See, I had the idea for these al pastor wings years ago and made them to results that were less than my standard of quality. I still posted the recipe though on Serious Eats, and it's always irked me that it remains out in the wild while I knew I could do much better. So I finally took another stab at making these Mexican-influenced wings and this time around I got a recipe I can proudly stand behind.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Chicken Wings Mexican http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-crispy-mexican-al-pastor-chicken-wings-recipe
Sauced: Burnt Finger BBQ Smokey Kansas City Spicy http://www.meatwave.com/blog/burnt-finger-bbq-smokey-kansas-city-spicy-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Burnt Finger BBQ Smokey Kansas City Spicy

Meatwave Rating: 8 out of 10

Chipotles give this sauce a pleasing, natural smokiness along with a strong heat that melds well with tons of spices and complex layers of flavor to make one incredibly robust and delicious barbecue sauce.

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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/burnt-finger-bbq-smokey-kansas-city-spicy-barbecue-sauce-review
General Tso's Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-chinese-general-tsos-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel General Tso's Chicken Wings

We may have just ended the "most wonderful time of the year" for most folks, but for me, that period is just beginning because January is wing month! For those just tuning into the Meatwave, I dedicate the beginning of each new year to one of my all time favorite foods—chicken wings—and we're now nearly twenty five recipes deep and I have no intention of quitting developing new wing recipes anytime soon. To get us started off on a high note (well, they're all high notes, but this one is particular ear piercing) I present to you General Tso's chicken wings.

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:02:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Chicken Wings Chinese Asian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-chinese-general-tsos-chicken-wings-recipe