The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2017 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Paratha http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-indian-flaky-paratha-bread-recipe Joshua Bousel Paratha

No Indian meal feels complete to me without some form of bread. I tend to opt for buttery, soft naan, but equally delicious are light and airy poori and flaky, layered paratha. I've been on kick of making Chinese scallion pancakes at home lately, and I couldn't help but notice that the interior texture of those layered breads were very similar to paratha. Not only did this make me crave some of that Indian bread, but also made me think I could essentially use the same process as scallion pancakes, just swapping some ingredients, and end up with pretty perfect paratha, so I tried just that.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Bread Indian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-indian-flaky-paratha-bread-recipe
Sauced: Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/heinz-kansas-city-sweet-and-smoky-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 5 out of 10

This sauce delivers on its sweet and smoky promise while going even deeper with a nice tang, mustard-y bite, and slight heat that puts it a step above the standard bearer supermarket sauce.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/heinz-kansas-city-sweet-and-smoky-bbq-sauce-review
Indian-spiced Vegetable and Paneer Skewers http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-indian-spiced-vegetable-and-paneer-cheese-kebabs-recipe Joshua Bousel Paneer Kebabs

There's a reason I rely heavily on skewers to feed my guests at a number of Meatwaves—they can be totally prepped beforehand, quickly grilled, and then easily consumed without the need for plates or utensils. My biggest problem with skewers though has been finding a variation for guests who are veggie inclined that can satisfy and fulfill in a way that sticks loaded with meat do. The only ones I've done so far that have meet that requirement were halloumi and veggie skewers, where that salty, squeaky Cypriot cheese added a heartiness that made a couple sticks feel like the start of a satisfying meal. So seeing cheese as a solution to a problem, I upped my veggie-friendly skewer game by taking on an Indian-spiced version featuring some excellent homemade paneer.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Vegetables Vegetarian Cheese Indian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-indian-spiced-vegetable-and-paneer-cheese-kebabs-recipe
Broccoli with Hoisin-Ginger Glaze http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-broccoli-with-hoisin-ginger-glaze-recipe Joshua Bousel Grilled Hoisin Broccoli

Growing up, broccoli was one of the select few vegetables I would stomach. It was also one of the first vegetables I willing cooked for a meal—albeit I choose to batter and fry it, the fact that I made any veggie for myself was notable. As I grew out of juvenile eating, broccoli didn't become any less loved, although it became more rare as I opted for things like brussels sprouts, cabbage, and green beans instead. Given my warm history with broccoli, it's kind of odd that it wasn't until last year that I first took it to the grill, but now that I know how a hot fire makes it all the better, I'm ready to make up for lost time and this hoisin-ginger glazed broccoli is likely to be just one of what will become many recipes as I rekindle my flame with this green veg.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:05:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Vegetables Vegetarian Chinese Asian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-broccoli-with-hoisin-ginger-glaze-recipe
Sauced: Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce & Giveaway http://www.meatwave.com/blog/joe-joes-hog-shack-blackberry-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 4 out of 10

An upfront sweet, fruity profile is layered with vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire, and mustard to give this blackberry sauce its barbecue stamp.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/joe-joes-hog-shack-blackberry-barbecue-sauce-review
ABTs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/abts-automatic-buffalo-turds-grilling-hot-dog-stuffed-jalapeno-poppers-recipe Joshua Bousel ABTs

So The Meatwave's month long dedication to wings is now sadly over, but I'm not ready to move off party foods quite yet, especially with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend. Right behind my favorites of wings and mozzarella sticks in the finger foods category, are jalapeño poppers. These bacon-wrapped, cream cheese-stuffed peppers have been a go-to of mine for just about any type of celebration throughout the years. I've inevitably worked through many variations as well, like wrapping with sausage instead of bacon, doing an Italian take, and planking stuffed peppadews. One version of poppers I've always been aware of, but never tried myself, are ABTs—atomic buffalo turds—which throw a cocktail frank into the fold to make a snack infinitely more enjoyable than the name lets on.

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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Grilling Sides Appetizers Sausage http://www.meatwave.com/blog/abts-automatic-buffalo-turds-grilling-hot-dog-stuffed-jalapeno-poppers-recipe
Savory Vietnamese Flavored Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/savory-vietnamese-flavored-crispy-grilled-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Savory Thai Flavored Wings

I remember when Pok Pok opened in New York—I had heard so many good things about this Thai restaurant, which had already been established as a shining star in the Portland scene, that I couldn't wait to go try it myself. Assuming opening crowds, I decided to hold on a visit for a bit, but then days turned into weeks, into months, into years, and I left New York without having ever ventured to Cobble Hill for their food. A renewed excitement brewed though when I noticed the only destination shopping my wife wanted to do on a recent trip to L.A. happened to be in the same building as the Pok Pok there, and with a mere hour or so between a wedding ceremony and reception, I made that time really count with a quick stop in to finally try it out.

Out of everything at Pok Pok, I've heard and read most about their Vietnamese-flavored, fish sauce laden wings, so that was going to be my go-to order until the wife worried that the combination of wings, my one really nice suit, and less than graceful eating habits may be a recipe for disaster. So instead we got some incredible salty and savory ribs (I didn't see ribs as a much better option, but I relented) and left my first Pok Pok experience both pleasantly pleased and slightly disappointed I missed out on the wings.

So now, months later, the thought of those wings has continued to stir in my brain, which led me to create these grilled savory Vietnamese flavored wings.

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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Grilling Appetizers Chicken Wings Vietnamese Asian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/savory-vietnamese-flavored-crispy-grilled-chicken-wings-recipe
Sauced: HT Traders Memphis Barbecue Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/ht-traders-memphis-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel HT Traders Memphis Barbecue Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 4 out of 10

A well balanced and layered barbecue aroma doesn't translate to the most robust flavor or great grilling performance in this Memphis-style sauce.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/ht-traders-memphis-barbecue-sauce-review
Alabama White Sauce Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crispy-grilled-alabama-white-barbecue-sauce-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Alabama White Sauce Wings

For our third stop on this wingtastic January journey, I'm pulling out an oldie, but goodie. Well, it's not really old as I've never made white sauce chicken previously in a wing-only variation, but it is a recipe I've cooked a number of times over the years in its more common whole bird form. For the uninitiated, slow smoked birds dunked in a mayo-based barbecue sauce is an Alabama tradition, one that I learned from Chris Lilly at Big Bob Gibson in Decatur that has some grand results that transfered exceedingly well to this smaller scale application.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Grilling Appetizers Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crispy-grilled-alabama-white-barbecue-sauce-chicken-wings-recipe
Memphis Dry Rub Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-crispy-memphis-dry-rub-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Memphis Dry-rubbed Wings

A couple years back I tried my hand at real deal Memphis dry rub ribs—that's where the ribs are cooked over charcoal, brushed with a vinegar-rub mixture while cooking, and finished with a healthy dusting of more dry rub. While the results were undoubtedly tasty, they didn't reach the delectable heights of the more commonplace barbecued rib. This started me thinking if ribs were truly the best medium for this dry-rub application, and I couldn't help but wonder if my so-loved wings might be a more apt choice for delivering the full impact of the sweet, spicy, and herbal rub. Well, I gave it a try and here's how things played out.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 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-memphis-dry-rub-chicken-wings-recipe