The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2015 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Sauced: Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful http://www.meatwave.com/blog/jim-quessenberrys-sauce-beautiful-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful

Meatwave Rating: 8 out of 10

Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful strikes a great balance between tangy and sweet with a bright and fresh tomato flavor that gets an earthy and spicy depth from a plethora of spices.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/jim-quessenberrys-sauce-beautiful-barbecue-sauce-review
Grilled Queso Panela with Roasted Tomatillo and Poblano Salsa http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-mexican-queso-panela-with-roasted-tomatillo-and-poblano-salsa-recipe Joshua Bousel Queso Panela

Yes, you can grill cheese. I'm not talking about cheese between two slices of bread—also grillable—but bare slices of cheese thrown directly over the flames. Longtime readers of this blog probably already know this thanks to my obsession by one of the greatest cheeses of all time—halloumi. Halloumi is a very firm, salty goat and sheep's milk cheese from Cyprus that's a bit too hard when it's cold, but turns wonderfully creamy and squeaky when grilled or pan-fried. While I'll probably always advocate for halloumi as the best grilling cheese, it doesn't have a monopoly on the genre, and I tried out a whole host of others last summer including this queso panela that I served with a roasted tomato and poblano salsa.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Mexican Cheese Grilling Recipes Vegetarian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-mexican-queso-panela-with-roasted-tomatillo-and-poblano-salsa-recipe
Carne Enchilada Torta http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-spicy-pork-carne-enchilada-torta-mexican-sandwich Joshua Bousel Carne Enchilada Torta

A while back, my buddy James invited me to help him eat through almost every torta at Tortas Neza in Corona, Queens for a video he was making. I had read odes to the overstuffed tortas made by Galdino Molinero out of his truck that resides under the elevated 7 train at the corner of Roosevelt and 111th, but never tried them, so was only too happy to oblige. There wasn't a low point in the 10 or so sandwiches we ate that day, but a few really haunted my dreams like Tortas Monarcas (carnitas) and Tortas Regias (carne enchilada). The later stuck with me due its profoundly spicy meat that was at the same time crisp and tender, having a saucy, caramelized, and charred exterior that coated slices of pork that were nice and juicy. It was something I wished I could have in my life more often, so attempted a version of it at my grill.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Pork Mexican Recipes Grilling Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-spicy-pork-carne-enchilada-torta-mexican-sandwich
Sauced: Soldier Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/soldier-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Soldier Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

A sauce for a cause, Soldier Sauce gives by donating a percentage of each sale to a non-profit that helps military families adjust back into the community after service. Luckily, you get a pretty great sauce to go along with doing good.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/soldier-bbq-sauce-review
Foil-Wrapped Potatoes With Shallots, Lemon, and Thyme http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-foil-wrapped-potatoes-with-shallots-lemon-and-thyme-recipe Joshua Bousel Campfire Potatoes

I've prepared potatoes in more ways than I can count, but no matter how deep down the recipe hole I go, it seems like there's always something new to explore. Lucky for me, I can't think of many main courses that wouldn't be made just a bit happier with a pile of spuds sitting alongside.

On the grill alone, I've done potatoes as wedges, salads, hasselbacks, twice-baked, skins, slices, and more. This time, I'm trying out a technique I spotted in Bon Appetit's The Grilling Book. They go by many names—hobo packets, campfire potatoes, foiled potatoes—but the method is all the same: wrap the potatoes in foil, and place them on the grill until steamed and tender. Simple as that.

Of course, nothing is ever quite as simple as that, so I decided to test out a few of my options, starting with the potatoes.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Vegetables Vegetarian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-foil-wrapped-potatoes-with-shallots-lemon-and-thyme-recipe
Moroccan-Spiced Rack of Lamb http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-moroccan-spiced-rack-of-lamb-recipe Joshua Bousel Moroccan-spiced Rack of Lamb

Holidays call for a little splurging. And when it comes to Easter, lamb is an obvious, splurge-worthy choice. I usually end up going with the leg, but after years of holiday leg of lamb recipes, I decided I owed myself a treat and picked up a rack of lamb instead. The question was, what flavors could I use to make it as delicious as possible?

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Lamb Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-moroccan-spiced-rack-of-lamb-recipe
Sauced: Plowboys Barbecue Sweet 180 http://www.meatwave.com/blog/plowboys-barbecue-sweet-180-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Plowboys Barbeque Sweet 180

Meatwave Rating: 6 out of 10

Glossy and sweet, this sauce is built to impress barbecue judges, although that success may not always translate equally as well in the average backyard.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/plowboys-barbecue-sweet-180-sauce-review
Smoky and Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-smoky-and-spicy-yogurt-marinated-chicken-kebabs-recipe Joshua Bousel Smoky and Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers

I went a little kebab crazy at the Meatwave opener last summer. In all, I made nine different skewers that day, and the full aftermath will be coming to you all Meatwavers over the next few months. I've already unleashed the super beefy steakhouse kebabs and the extra flavorful herb-crusted lamb skewers, so for a change meat this time, I'm presenting these smoky and spicy yogurt marinated chicken kebabs.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Chicken Skewers Kebabs Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-smoky-and-spicy-yogurt-marinated-chicken-kebabs-recipe
Grilled Eggplant Rollatini http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-italian-eggplant-rollatini-recipe Joshua Bousel Eggplant Rollatini

Italians have a way with eggplant and cheese—it seems like there's endless variations on the theme, all of them incredibly delicious. I had an idea to make one of my favorite incarnations, eggplant parm, on the grill, but while collecting ingredients, had a bit of a change of heart and went another route with grilled eggplant rollantini. I thought this would be a better use of the flames since tender, grilled eggplant are the perfect medium for stuffing and rolling.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Italian Vegetarian Vegetables Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-italian-eggplant-rollatini-recipe
Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Hickory Spice Barbecue Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/garland-jacks-secret-six-hickory-spice-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Garland Jack's Secret Six Hickory Spice Barbecue Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 4 out of 10

A heavy handed liquid smoke gives this sauce a hickory flavor from start to finish that overwhelms most everything else except a slightly sweet molasses and acidic tomato.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/garland-jacks-secret-six-hickory-spice-barbecue-sauce-review