The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2016 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Turkish Beef Kofte http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-turkish-spiced-beef-kofte-meatball-recipe Joshua Bousel Turkish Beef Kofte

Turkish grilled meats = kebabs to me. So it would make sense that when going through a bit of Turkish kick at a Meatwave last fall, I relied heavily on skewers for my grilled meat creations that day. Of course, perception isn't reality, and actual orders of fire kissed meats at Turkish restaurants haven't always come in stick form. Just one case in point are these Turkish kofte—spiced beef formed into meatball-like patties, then grilled.

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Turkish Beef Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-turkish-spiced-beef-kofte-meatball-recipe
Xi'an Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/spicy-chinese-xian-style-grilled-chicken-wings Joshua Bousel Xi'an Wings

I'm closing out this month of wing recipes with what was easily the most talked about wings I've ever made—Xi'an-flavored chicken wings. This recipe came by way of Serious Eats and looked pretty unassuming, but as with so many Sichuan-style dishes, looks can be deceiving, and that was certainly the case here with lightly browned, crispy wings that had a minimally seasoned appearance, but delivered a mouth numbing heat like none other.

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Grilling Appetizers Chicken Wings Asian Chinese http://www.meatwave.com/blog/spicy-chinese-xian-style-grilled-chicken-wings
Sauced: Cackalacky Sweet Cheerwine Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/cackalacky-sweet-cheerwine-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Cackalacky Cheerwine Sweet Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

A true North Carolina marriage, this sauce brings together beloved Cheerwine soda and Cackalacky Spice Sauce to create something wholly unique in the crowded field of barbecue sauces.

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/cackalacky-sweet-cheerwine-barbecue-sauce-review
Kanat (Turkish Chicken Wings) http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-turkish-chicken-wings-kanat-recipe Joshua Bousel Kanat

For a man who loves wings, I'm grateful to have a base recipe that has given my consistently excellent results on the grill. Since finding that method—which involves coating the wings with baking powder and letting them air dry overnight to achieve crackling skin—my focus has been solely on variations in flavor, of which, the possibilities are endless. Even though each new recipe has had its own distinct end result, I feel a bit like a broken record, writing essentially about the same procedure post after post. That left me considering how I could possibly change things up a bit without sacrificing the quality my tried and true method affords. I found this in a Turkish take on wings—Kanat—that were worlds different in method and flavor, but just as incredibly awesome.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Grilling Appetizers Chicken Wings Turkish http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-turkish-chicken-wings-kanat-recipe
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crispy-grilled-lemon-pepper-chicken-wings Joshua Bousel Lemon Pepper Wings

I'm not a graceful eater and my love for wings brings along with it an inevitable amount of mess—no matter how hard I try, I'm always left with a beard embarrassingly stained with bright orange sauce. That has led me to veer toward "dry" wings when I find myself in situations that requires me to be self-conscious about my appearance. Of all the dry varieties of wings out there, it's usually a safe bet that lemon pepper will be good, making it my most commonly ordered wing if normal Buffalo is out of the question. The simple mixture of bright lemon and the light spicy bite of black pepper is a pretty fantastic one and definitely worthy of replication at home.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 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-lemon-pepper-chicken-wings
Sauced: Extra Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/extra-hot-alaskan-umami-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Extra Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 6 out of 10

Spicy to a fault, the intense heat of this sauce quickly masks at lot of the other good flavors going on.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/extra-hot-alaskan-umami-barbecue-sauce-review
South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crispy-grilled-chicken-wings-with-south-carolina-mustard-barbecue-sauce-recipe Joshua Bousel South Carolina Mustard Wings

The wings have awaken! Yes, it's January, the month where I drop all other grilling and devote my attention to one of favorite things in the world—chicken wings. I currently have fifteen wing recipes on the blog, and I could probably keep doing variations of these crispy, juicy, tasty morsels until the end of time. I wanted to start my month of wings off strong, and I'm confident that these South Carolina mustard wings will deliver for you as well as they did for me.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 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-chicken-wings-with-south-carolina-mustard-barbecue-sauce-recipe
Barbecue Scotch Eggs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/smoked--sausage-wrapped-scotch-eggs-with-barbecue-sauce-recipe Joshua Bousel Barbecue Scotch Eggs

The New Year has brought with it a spirit to try new things. While the nature of the blog requires me to cook different recipes constantly, at this point they're tending to become mostly variations on a theme. So it was actually not the easiest thing to come up with something completely different, but I finally found it in these barbecued scotch eggs—a recipe that ended up being equally challenging and rewarding.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sausage Eggs Barbecue Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/smoked--sausage-wrapped-scotch-eggs-with-barbecue-sauce-recipe
Sauced: Gunshot Sauce: Hot & Spicy Recipe & Giveaway http://www.meatwave.com/blog/gunshot-sauce-hot-and-spicy-recipe-review-and-giveaway Joshua Bousel Gunshot Sauce Hot & Spicy Recipe

Meatwave Rating: 6 out of 10

Going in heavy on the acids, this sauce has a pucker inducing tartness that comes along with a barrage of spices that give it a spicy, earthy kick.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:40:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/gunshot-sauce-hot-and-spicy-recipe-review-and-giveaway
Char Siu Chicken Buns http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-chinese-char-siu-chicken-steamed-buns-recipe Joshua Bousel Char Siu Chicken Buns

It's time to make the seasonal pivot from holiday roasts for large family meals to finger foods for the New Years and remainder of football season. For me, this is truly the most magical time of year because party foods just happens to be my favorite culinary genre—I can eat the likes of wings, jalapeño poppers, potato skins, and more until the end of time. One item fitting squarely into that category that I love to order but have never cooked is steamed buns. It doesn't seem to matter what form of roasted or grilled meat that gets sandwiches between these soft Chinese buns, they always seems to hit the spot and their ability to consume easily with one hand in a couple bites make them perfect party fodder. To take my first shot at some great steamed buns, I started with a tried and true char siu recipe applied to chicken that was grilled, sliced, and finished with crisp lettuce, tart pickles, and a slather of sweet hoisin sauce.

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Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Chinese Grilling Chicken Asian Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-chinese-char-siu-chicken-steamed-buns-recipe