The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2015 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us 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
Grilled Spiced Cauliflower http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-spiced-cauliflower-recipe Joshua Bousel Grilled Spiced Cauliflower

Growing up, I was pretty sure cauliflower contained the plague, or at least I treated it as such, going so far as to remove it from my plate prior to indulging in anything else it sat next to, which was guaranteed to be at least 1000x more delicious in comparison, no matter what it was. I know I didn't give cauliflower a fair shake, but neither did it ever present itself as anything except a bland, pale, and unappetizing vegetable that was almost always either under or over cooked.

In my formative eating years, I was forced to face cauliflower head on though—one week after another, a different colored variety presented itself in our weekly CSA bounty that I had to find use for. I quickly learned that roasting it at a high temperature created an appealing slightly crisp outside with a tender, but not mushy, inside that transformed it from something I actively avoided to openly loved.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Vegetables Vegetarian Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-spiced-cauliflower-recipe
Rotisserie Chicken http://www.meatwave.com/blog/the-best-charcoal-rotisserie-chicken-recipe Joshua Bousel Rotisserie Chicken

There are few delights that rival the skin of an excellent rotisserie chicken. Sure the juicy, flavorful meat is great, too, but the thin, browned skin that's crisped up in the bird's own slowly rendering fat is something I live for—it's the reason I got a rotisserie attachment for my grill in the first place. But three years after receiving that gift, I realized I was too hung up on specialty birds like Peruvian and mojo chickens; shamefully, I'd never cooked a single standard rotisserie chicken. I decided it was high time to right that wrong and set out to perfect the basics.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Rotisserie Chicken http://www.meatwave.com/blog/the-best-charcoal-rotisserie-chicken-recipe
Sauced: Memphis Barbecue Co. Spicy BBQ Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/memphis-barbecue-co.-spicy-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Memphis Barbecue Co. Spicy BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

A smoky, earthy spice defines this sauce, whose immense heat strikes a nice balance with sweetness after being grilled.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/memphis-barbecue-co.-spicy-bbq-sauce-review
Tiki Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-crispy-pineapple-and-ginger-tiki-chicken-wings Joshua Bousel Tiki Wings

As I write this on a Saturday morning, outside an overnight snow is turning into the inevitable slushy mess that's the worst of winter weather in my opinion. Keeping myself sheltered from that cold, shoe and pant drenching winter mush, my thoughts immediately turn brighter as my attention pivots to these wings. The Tiki-inspired sweet and fruity sauce that coated these crisp skinned chicken has the power to transport me to a warmer, sunnier place, which makes them even better in the winter in my mind than their more apt summer setting. They were my favorite of the lots this month, and I purposefully saved the best for last.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Grilling Appetizers Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-crispy-pineapple-and-ginger-tiki-chicken-wings
Greek Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-crispy-greek-chicken-wings-with-feta-recipe Joshua Bousel Tangy Greek Oregano Wing

My fondness and understanding of Greek cuisine is only natural having lived in the heavily Greek neighborhood of Astoria, Queens for over twelve years now. Those identifying fresh and acidic flavors are so ingrained in me that I find them influencing my everyday cooking, whether it be Greek or not. So when considering yet another chicken wing variation on my month long quest for new and unique recipes, I turned to the Greek food I know so well to give these wings that distinct salty, tangy, and bright flavor that dominates many ubiquitous dishes.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Grilling Appetizers Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-crispy-greek-chicken-wings-with-feta-recipe
Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Sweet 'n Sticky Molasses Barbecue Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/garland-jacks-secret-six-sweet-n-sticky-molasses-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Garland Jack Sweet 'n Sticky Molasses

Meatwave Rating: 5 out of 10

The heavy hand of molasses dominates this sweet and smoky sauce that has a light vinegar tang.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:50:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/garland-jacks-secret-six-sweet-n-sticky-molasses-barbecue-sauce-review