The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2015 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Sauced: Plowboys Barbecue Sweet 180 http://www.meatwave.com/blog/plowboys-barbecue-sweet-180-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Plowboys Barbeque Sweet 180

Meatwave Rating: 6 out of 10

Glossy and sweet, this sauce is built to impress barbecue judges, although that success may not always translate equally as well in the average backyard.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/plowboys-barbecue-sweet-180-sauce-review
Smoky and Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-smoky-and-spicy-yogurt-marinated-chicken-kebabs-recipe Joshua Bousel Smoky and Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers

I went a little kebab crazy at the Meatwave opener last summer. In all, I made nine different skewers that day, and the full aftermath will be coming to you all Meatwavers over the next few months. I've already unleashed the super beefy steakhouse kebabs and the extra flavorful herb-crusted lamb skewers, so for a change meat this time, I'm presenting these smoky and spicy yogurt marinated chicken kebabs.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Chicken Skewers Kebabs Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-smoky-and-spicy-yogurt-marinated-chicken-kebabs-recipe
Grilled Eggplant Rollatini http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-italian-eggplant-rollatini-recipe Joshua Bousel Eggplant Rollatini

Italians have a way with eggplant and cheese—it seems like there's endless variations on the theme, all of them incredibly delicious. I had an idea to make one of my favorite incarnations, eggplant parm, on the grill, but while collecting ingredients, had a bit of a change of heart and went another route with grilled eggplant rollantini. I thought this would be a better use of the flames since tender, grilled eggplant are the perfect medium for stuffing and rolling.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Italian Vegetarian Vegetables Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-italian-eggplant-rollatini-recipe
Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Hickory Spice Barbecue Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/garland-jacks-secret-six-hickory-spice-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Garland Jack's Secret Six Hickory Spice Barbecue Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 4 out of 10

A heavy handed liquid smoke gives this sauce a hickory flavor from start to finish that overwhelms most everything else except a slightly sweet molasses and acidic tomato.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/garland-jacks-secret-six-hickory-spice-barbecue-sauce-review
Chinese Char Siu Spare Ribs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-chinese-char-siu-spare-ribs-recipe Joshua Bousel Char Siu Spareribs

It's very likely my first pork rib was at a Chinese restaurant. Growing up in the suburbs of D.C., barbecue was not prolific, but Chinese restaurants were, and boy did my family love going to them. A dinner out for Chinese meant one thing to me back then—pu pu platter. In a love for all things appetizers, which still persists today, the pu pu platter was like mecca. I got to have it all—beef skewers, fried wontons, egg rolls, and, of course, spare ribs. I became aquatinted with these sweet and sticky, sometimes tough, spare ribs at a young age, and my fondness for them has yet to cease. It only made sense that I learn to cook them myself so I could have great Chinese spare ribs all the time, especially since I'm stuck in the weird bad-Chinese-food vortex for Astoria, Queens, in a city otherwise known for excellent Chinese.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Chinese Asia Ribs Pork Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-chinese-char-siu-spare-ribs-recipe
Sweet and Sour Meatballs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-sweet-and-sour-meatballs-recipe Joshua Bousel Sweet & Sour Meatballs

There's a pretty long list of foods that I semi-secretly love. These are things that people might be surprised that I swoon over, or at least get excited by the sight of. One of them are those saucy, sweet slow cooker cocktail meatballs. Whenever someone shows up at a potluck with a CrockPot, I can't wait to see if it contains a plethora of small, supermarket meatballs swimming in a pool of sugary jelly—they're an odd pairing of sweet and savory that I'm somehow attracted to. I've never made them at home, but I thought I could do something similar and up the game by making my own meatballs and tossing them in a tried and true sweet and sour sauce.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Asian Beef http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-sweet-and-sour-meatballs-recipe
Sauced: Butcher BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/butcher-bbq-sweet-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Butcher BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 8 out of 10

A sweet molasses sauce on the surface has a whole lot more going on under the hood with a plethora of spices that give a unique and delicious flavor profile.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/butcher-bbq-sweet-bbq-sauce-review
Herb-Crusted Lamb Skewers with Dijon Mustard http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-herb-crusted-lamb-skewers-with-dijon-mustard-recipe Joshua Bousel Spring Meatacular!

Last summer I went on a mission to create some the most flavorful skewers of meat as possible. That led me to awesome things like beefy steakhouse kebabs, sweet and salty yakitori, tangy mojo pork skewers, and a host of others I'll be sharing in the coming months. Of them all though, these herb-crusted lamb skewers tugged at my heart the most. I'm a man who gives preference to strong over subtle flavors, and with a heavy base like lamb that's built upon with spicy Dijon and a mixture of fresh herbs, these kebabs delivered so much for me to love.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Skewers Kebabs Lamb Recipes Grilling http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-herb-crusted-lamb-skewers-with-dijon-mustard-recipe
Chicken Yakitori http://www.meatwave.com/blog/japanese-chicken-yakitori-recipe Joshua Bousel Yakitori

For years, my seafood aversion left me being that person who only orders off the "kitchen" menu at Japanese restaurants. During those days when I wasn't the eater I am today, I knew exactly what I was getting each and every time I stepped inside a Japanese place—chicken teriyaki. As I slowly branched out to other items—katsu, negimaki, tempura, curry...basically anything not seafood based—I left teriyaki behind and anything that resembled it, feeling like I was closing a shameful chapter of my life. So it was with a little trepidation that I decided to do a recipe for yakitori, because this simple grilled chicken skewer with a sweet teriyaki-like glaze seemed like a reversion to days I would like to forget. In making it though, I found that yakitori was nothing to be ashamed of, but rather something to exalt.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Chicken Recipes Grilling Asian Japanese Skewers http://www.meatwave.com/blog/japanese-chicken-yakitori-recipe
Sauced: Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/coopers-old-time-pit-bar-b-que-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 2 out of 10

A flavor of mainly watered down vinegar with a little spice leaves Cooper's struggling for relevancy and a good use at home, even if it works well in the restaurant.

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:00:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/coopers-old-time-pit-bar-b-que-sauce-review