The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2016 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Crying Tiger Steak http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-thai-crying-tiger-skirt-steak-with-jaew-chili-dipping-sauce Joshua Bousel Meat Me at Home

Most Thai restaurants stick to a pretty formulaic menu structure—there's the rice, noodles, or curry with choice of meat I would wager the majority of people order off of, then the specialities. Those specialities almost always sound the most interesting (to me anyway), but also fetch a higher price, making them feel like a splurge from the normal Thai night out. It was on one of those evenings I felt like shaking things up and ordered off of the specialities that I discovered Crying Tiger Steak, and it's since become hard for me not order it whenever I see it. It's a pretty simple dish—grilled steak with a spicy chili dipping sauce—but so good that it's totally worthy of the extra spend on an regular basis.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:20:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Steak Thai Asian Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-thai-crying-tiger-skirt-steak-with-jaew-chili-dipping-sauce
Meat Me at Home http://www.meatwave.com/blog/meat-me-at-home Joshua Bousel Meat Me at Home

I'm a homebody by nature, and The Meatwave is a reflection of that—I prefer to stay at home, cook, and have friends come to me rather than go out. Likewise, my sense of home is strong, making me one not apt to move around, so the fact that this Meatwave represented its second home in less than a year is kind of a big deal for me. The good news behind all the moving is that this is hopefully The Meatwave's forever home, and what better way to warm it than with tons of grilled goodies!

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Meatwave Thai http://www.meatwave.com/blog/meat-me-at-home
Grilled Bok Choy with Honey-soy Dressing http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-bok-choy-with-honey-soy-dressing-recipe Joshua Bousel Grilled Bok Choy with Honey-soy Dressing

Serving both a grilled main and grilled side together can be a delicate balance—trying to get two things done in perfect harmony is tricky at best. So I'm always on the hunt for grilled accompaniments that can be cooked up super quick, say in the time it takes for a piece of steak, chicken, or pork to rest before serving. This grilled bok choy is designed to do just that, and besides being fast, it's also dead simple and really delicious with the equally easy honey-soy dressing.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipe Vegetarian Sides http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-bok-choy-with-honey-soy-dressing-recipe
Sauced: Bare Bones BBQ Southern Sweet BBQ Sauce & Giveaway http://www.meatwave.com/blog/bare-bones-bbq-southern-sweet-bbq-sauce-review-and-giveaway Joshua Bousel Bare Bones BBQ Southern Sweet BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 6 out of 10

Sugary sweet, but with enough barbecue backing and quality ingredients to give it character, Bare Bones Southern Sweet is likely a crowdpleaser.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/bare-bones-bbq-southern-sweet-bbq-sauce-review-and-giveaway
Salt and Pepper Beef Back Ribs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/slow-smoked-barbecue-salt-and-pepper-beef-back-ribs-recipe Joshua Bousel Salt & Pepper Beef Back Ribs

I like to pride myself on my regular posting habits—one new recipe every week for all you Meatwavers. So you may have noticed last week came and went without a new recipe, and on top of that, it was leading up the grand Fourth of July grilling holiday, gasp! While I felt regret letting such a hugely meat-heavy period of time go without new content, I hope my excuse is somewhat good enough—the Meatwave was relocating to its permanent home.

Yup, after years and years of renting in New York, and then testing the waters here in Durham, my wife and I have found the right place for us and settled into our first home and with all the craziness of packing, moving, and unpacking, I had to let a few things slide and the blog happened to be one of them. But I'm never down for the count for long, and I'm back with what's both an appropriately simple, yet hugely beefy recipe for smoked salt and pepper beef back ribs.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Beef Ribs Barbecue Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/slow-smoked-barbecue-salt-and-pepper-beef-back-ribs-recipe
Tostones with Grilled Skirt Steak http://www.meatwave.com/blog/fried-plantain-tostones-with-grilled-skirt-steak-and-venezuelan-guasacaca-recipe Joshua Bousel Tostones with Skirt Steak

I have a running list of recipes where I can jot things down in any moment of inspiration. It's something I've maintained for many, many years, which means some of those items date back to my earliest days of grilling. One such long standing idea was to use tostones—fried green plantains—as a serving piece with steak and sauce adorning it, a nice little appetizer in my mind. I tend to build Meatwave menus from that recipe list—after forming a theme, I pick and choose from the list to assemble a grand feast. So it came to be at a recent Venezuelan inspired Meatwave that this tostones idea finally found a home, and I was sure glad it did.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:05:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Frying Recipes Steak Fruit Venezuelan http://www.meatwave.com/blog/fried-plantain-tostones-with-grilled-skirt-steak-and-venezuelan-guasacaca-recipe
Sous Vide and Grilled Pork Belly Buns http://www.meatwave.com/blog/sous-vide-and-grilled-pork-belly-buns-recipe Joshua Bousel Pork Belly Buns

My Anova Precision Cooker was totally an impulse buy when I saw I could still get in on the ground level during their Kickstarter campaign a couple years back. I never really felt the need to own a sous vide-style device before, but there was something appealing to having it at my disposal. After finally receiving it though, I couldn't think what I normally cook that I wanted to try to improve via sous vide, but then it hit me—pork belly! My pork belly has been alright, but never as soft and luscious as what I get in a restaurant, and saw a slow, controlled cook as being a way of bringing my belly game into the big leagues, and these buns certainly did that.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:00:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sous Vide Pork Asian Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/sous-vide-and-grilled-pork-belly-buns-recipe
Sauced: Heinz BBQ Sauce Memphis Sweet & Spicy http://www.meatwave.com/blog/heinz-bbq-sauce-memphis-sweet-and-spicy-review Joshua Bousel Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 6 out of 10

A Heinz product developed by Memphis's Dan Brown from Leonard's Pit Barbeque, this sauce brings a great robust—yet balanced—sweet, spicy, and tangy flavor.

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:50:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/heinz-bbq-sauce-memphis-sweet-and-spicy-review
Grilled Korean Cauliflower http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-korean-flavored-cauliflower-recipe Joshua Bousel Grilled Korean Cauliflower

Whenever anyone asks me what my favorite wings are, it's a quick and simple answer—these crispy Korean wings. Those wings have a great heat and light sweetness with so much more depth than the standard buffalo thanks to the fermented pepper paste, gochujang. Having almost an equal amount of vegetarian and meat-eating friends now, I was feeling insufficient as a host by not being able to share one of my all-time favorite recipes with everyone. Then I had the idea to use that excellent sauce on grilled cauliflower, which can get some nice crisp to it along with hearty, almost meaty innards that aren't a one-to-one with wings, but check some similar boxes.

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Korean Vegetables Vegetarian Asian Grilling Recipes Sides http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-korean-flavored-cauliflower-recipe
Reina Pepiada Arepas http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-venezuelan-arepas-with-reina-pepiada-avocado-chicken-salad-recipe Joshua Bousel Reina Pepiada Arepas

Ever order one of your favorite things while not at your normal restaurant and just can't shake that, while it may be good, it's not exactly what you want? That's what happened with me after moving to Durham with reina pepiada arepas—Venezuelan corn cakes stuffed with an avocado chicken salad. I was pleasantly surprised I could even get reina arepas here in multiple locations, but none are what I'm used to getting at my old haunt in New York, Arepas Cafe. So I had to take matters into my own hand and learned how to make them myself, and the results were incredibly close to ideal.

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Chicken Venezuelan http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-venezuelan-arepas-with-reina-pepiada-avocado-chicken-salad-recipe