The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2019 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Tijuana Dogs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/tijuana-dogs-mexican-bacon-wrapped-hot-dogs-with-pico-de-gallo-jalapeno-pineapple-avocado-and-crema Joshua Bousel Tijuana Dogs

I had a hard time deciding what to call this recipe because this style of hot dog goes by a number of names—Danger dogs, Mexican hot dogs, Tijuana dogs, etc. The major defining trait of this hot dog is that it's bacon-wrapped, and more often than not, deep fried. It's then topped with any number of Mexican-influenced toppings, so can take many unique forms from there. My lockdown on the name and topping combination ended up being decided by an illustration by Hawk Krall that labeled a Tijuana dog with an array of add-ons that sounded perfect in my mind—pico, jalapeños, pineapple, avocado, and crema. In the end, this led me down a very delicious path.

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Sausage Mexican http://www.meatwave.com/blog/tijuana-dogs-mexican-bacon-wrapped-hot-dogs-with-pico-de-gallo-jalapeno-pineapple-avocado-and-crema
Barbecue Chicken French Bread Pizzas http://www.meatwave.com/blog/barbecue-chicken-french-bread-pizzas-recipe Joshua Bousel French Bread Pizza

It's hard to remember the last time I had a French bread pizza—it had to be while I was still in high school when boxes of Stouffer's pizza were not an uncommon item to find in our freezer. I guess once I left home, I also left behind French bread pizza altogether, and there really isn't a good reason for that because it's not like I didn't like this garlic bread and pizza amalgamation. When putting together a last minute Meatwave during an unseasonably warm Sunday this past December, I thought pizza would be something I could pull off on short notice, although pizza events always tend to a lot of work for me during the actual cookout due to the time and attention it takes to prepare pies with fresh dough. So I got to thinking how much easier it would be to swap dough for bread and, all of sudden, French bread pizza was back in my life!

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:05:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Pizza Grilling Recipes Chicken http://www.meatwave.com/blog/barbecue-chicken-french-bread-pizzas-recipe
Sauced: Bootsie's Summer Peach http://www.meatwave.com/blog/bootsies-delta-funk-bbq-summer-peach-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Bootie's Summer Peach

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

Summer Peach is a sweet barbecue sauce with a lot of character, from the double dose of fruitiness to the well balanced tang and earthy and spicy chilis.

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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/bootsies-delta-funk-bbq-summer-peach-bbq-sauce-review
Thai Chicken Satay Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/thai-chicken-satay-wings-with-spicy-peanut-dipping-sauce Joshua Bousel Satay Wings

I'm closing out an epic five-recipe Wing Month with an oldie, but goodie. Well, the wing recipe is technically new, but it's comprised of a marinade and sauce for Thai chicken satay that I've been using for many, many years. I actually was never much a fan of chicken satay until I started using this specific recipe, which I find much more flavorful and exciting than the satay that most commonly graces plates at Thai restaurants. I also have never been a lover of peanut dipping sauces, but the one here is incredible and I literally can't get enough of it—I'll eat it by the spoonful! So put these two things together, and it makes for one mighty fine chicken wing.

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Wings Chicken Thai Asian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/thai-chicken-satay-wings-with-spicy-peanut-dipping-sauce
Peruvian Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-peruvian-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Peruvian Chicken Wings

I'm lucky to have a really great and prolific Peruvian chicken spot in my neighborhood. The joint is called Alpaca (when I first moved to town it was still Mama Nora's) and their chicken is seasoned perfectly, then roasted using charcoal so it gets a nice smoky touch, and finally they let you get as much aji verde as you desire, and I can never get enough of the amazingly spicy and flavorful sauce. Since it's so easy for me to get awesome Peruvian chicken, I never even think of making it home, but when planning out Wing Month, I thought Peruvian wings would make a grand addition to the line-up and decided to try out a recipe. It would have been hard to go wrong here, so it was no surprise that these ended up being wings I highly suggest you give a whirl out at home too.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Peruvian Wings Chicken http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-peruvian-chicken-wings-recipe
Sauced: Southern Belles Apple Envy http://www.meatwave.com/blog/southern-belles-gourmet-bbq-apple-envy-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Southern Belles Apple Envy

Meatwave Rating: 9 out of 10

An added apple fruit layer feels right at home in this expertly crafted all-purpose barbecue sauce.

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/southern-belles-gourmet-bbq-apple-envy-sauce-review
Jalapeño Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crispy-grilled-jalapeno-hot-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Jalapeño Wings

Do you know that amazing feeling when you keep trying something, but just can't get it right, then all of a sudden, you got it? Well, that was the exact reaction these jalapeño wings elicited in me when I made them over the summer. Jalapeño wings have been a recipe I've been trying to lock down for many, many years, but could never get it quite right. My folly ended up being focusing on using only a jalapeño hot sauce when I really needed to broaden my horizons—it took jalapeños in three different forms to make these wings as stellar as they could be!

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Chicken Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crispy-grilled-jalapeno-hot-wings-recipe
Souvlaki Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/greek-crispy-planked-souvlaki-flavored-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Souvlaki Wings

For our next installment of Wing Month we'll see how I learned to stop worrying and love the marinade. See, I'm fan of crispy wings, and once I picked up the baking powder trick from Kenji at Serious Eats for getting extra-crunchy skinned wings on the grill, I've used that method and haven't looked back. The only problem with doing that is that it has limited my flavoring options to dry components before cooking and then the introduction of wet components only in the finishing glaze, leaving me unable to use marinades as an alternative. Out of the five recipes that will comprise this Wing Month though, three use a marinade, representing a change of pace for me, but the results spoke for themselves, like in these souvlaki-flavor wings.

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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:35:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Chicken Wings Planking Greek http://www.meatwave.com/blog/greek-crispy-planked-souvlaki-flavored-chicken-wings-recipe
Sauced: Rich's Sweet Heat: Super Heated http://www.meatwave.com/blog/richs-sweet-heat-super-heated-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Rich's Sweet Heat: Super Heated

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

With a super savory and complex base and a healthy hit of peppers, this sauce packs an intense and incredibly unique flavor that's worth seeking out.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:15:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/richs-sweet-heat-super-heated-sauce-review
Za'atar-spiced Wings http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crispy-zaatar-spiced-chicken-wings-recipe Joshua Bousel Za'atar-spiced Wings

Oh glory of glories, my favorite month of the year has arrived—Wing Month! And 2019 is not just any old wing month either, the way the calendar works out, we'll be getting one additional wing recipe this year, plus I'll be hitting a big milestone birthday in the middle of all the delectable chicken awesomeness. I've been working on wing recipes all year long to be able to share my favorite as we head into prime party food season, and we're starting off extra strong with these incredible and unique za'atar-spiced wings.

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Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Chicken Wings Middle Eastern http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crispy-zaatar-spiced-chicken-wings-recipe