The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2014 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Roasted Garlic and Mint Pesto Stuffed Leg of Lamb http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-roasted-garlic-and-mint-pesto-stuffed-leg-of-lamb-recipe Joshua Bousel Roasted Garlic and Mint Pesto Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Like many of us, I use holidays as an excuse to to forgo the usual watchful eye on the budget. That means top dollar meats like rib roast, tenderloin, and ham all become fair game. When it comes to Easter, there's always one pricey cut I choose above them all—leg of lamb. I noticed that it's pretty consistently been my choice year after year, and thought maybe I should change things up this time around, but as I considered my alternatives, I couldn't mask my true desire for that wonderful rich and tender leg of lamb. So I went for it again, but gave it a little twist from the usual by stuffing it was roasted garlic and mint pesto.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:20:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Lamb Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-roasted-garlic-and-mint-pesto-stuffed-leg-of-lamb-recipe
Sauced: Gluten Free for Men BBQ Sauce Plus Giveaway http://www.meatwave.com/blog/gluten-free-for-men-bbq-sauce-review-plus-giveaway Joshua Bousel Gluten Free for Men BBq Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 5 out of 10

A very fresh tomato flavor paired with garlic and onion give this sauce a bit of marinara feel, but with a little barbecue flare.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:05:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/gluten-free-for-men-bbq-sauce-review-plus-giveaway
Grilled Ratatouille http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-vegetable-ratatouille-recipe Joshua Bousel Grilled Ratatouille

If you'd be so kind as to indulge me in one more consecutive veggie post, I promise we'll get back to the meat next week. Usually multiple vegetable recipes would be a difficult thing to pull off in my meat-centric diet, but as spring starts to settle in, I find I have a somewhat short-lived love affair with fresh vegetables as a response to the winter thaw. It's not just that I want some vegetables here and there, I want them all, and I want them now. Making use of a lot of different veggies at once (well, one is fruit, if you want to get technical), this grilled ratatouille fulfills on those veggie cravings like nothing else.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:35:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Vegetables French Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-vegetable-ratatouille-recipe
Pimientos de Padrón http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-spanish-pimientos-de-padron-tapas-recipe Joshua Bousel Pimientos de Padrón

So the Veggiewave was just another cruel April Fool's joke, the meat will continue! There was a little truth in that prank though—it's becoming clear I need to balance my diet better to ensure I'm around for a long to keep enjoying the meaty delights of life. So while you can breath a sigh of relief that we won't be all veggie, all the time, there will certainly be some more sides and main that could be construed as a "healthier options," but that doesn't mean they aren't incredibly delicious. Take these pimientos de Padrón for example. They're basically just peppers (fruit), olive oil (good for you oil), and a little sea salt, but they're so tasty that I have no problem devouring an entire plate of them in one sitting.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Vegetables Spanish Grilling Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-spanish-pimientos-de-padron-tapas-recipe
Welcome to the Veggiewave! http://www.meatwave.com/blog/10-vegetarian-grilling-recipes Joshua Bousel Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

Hello Meatwavers!

Or should I rather say, Veggiewavers!

Yup, that's right, the Meatwave is going vegetarian. Right now I'm sure you're having thoughts like, "How can this be?" or "Judas!" or simply "Noooooooo!!?!?!?!," but please, before you pass judgement and jump ship, let me explain...

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:50:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Vegetables Grilling Vegetarian Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/10-vegetarian-grilling-recipes
Shrimp Boil Skewers http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-cajun-shrimp-boil-skewers-recipes Joshua Bousel Shrimp Boil Skewers

From jambalaya to blackened catfish, getting myself acquainted with Cajun cuisine this past month (by way of the grill) has be fun and a bit exhilarating. That earthy, herbal, and hot Cajun spice mix has yet to do any wrong, making everything it touches all the better. To finish out this lot of recipes, I took some inspiration from a traditional shrimp boil, but instead of a giant pot of simmering shrimp, potatoes, sausage, and corn, I put all the ingredients on a stick and took them to the flames.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Cajun Seafood Recipes Grilling Vegetables http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-cajun-shrimp-boil-skewers-recipes
Sauced: Guy Fieri Kansas City Smokey & Sweet Barbeque Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/guy-fieri-kansas-city-smokey-and-sweet-barbeque-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Guy Fieri Kansas City Smokey and Sweet Barbeque Sauce Review

Meatwave Rating: 5 out of 10

Clean, bright flavors are overshadowed by a bombardment of sweetness in this sauce that lessens its depth and complexity to a sugary fault.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:01:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/guy-fieri-kansas-city-smokey-and-sweet-barbeque-sauce-review
Blackened Catfish with Creole Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/cajun-blackened-catfish-with-creole-sauce-recipe Joshua Bousel Blackened Catfish with Creole Sauce

A Cajun bender is a good type of bender to be on, right? A massive amount of Cajun seasoning I put together worked wonders on wings, ribs, and in jambalaya, so why stop there? If it made me love all of those things even more, could it make something I don't have much admiration for—fish—equally irresistible? I figured it could, so married the two to form the classic blackened catfish.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:40:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Cajun Seafood Recipes Grilling http://www.meatwave.com/blog/cajun-blackened-catfish-with-creole-sauce-recipe
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-chicken-and-sausage-jambalaya-recipe Joshua Bousel Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

I've been undergoing a bit of liberation at the grill lately. First, a slow simmered pot of tomato sauce with grilled Italian meats turned into a excellent Sunday gravy. Second, taking a dry approach with racks of spares, but swapping the standard barbecue rub for Cajun seasoning, produced some incredibly different and tasty bones. Being a man of tradition, both were decidedly non-traditional takes to grilling and smoking that were outside the realm of the type of recipes I tend to tackle. Liking those results, and keeping the experimentation going, I combined the idea of a grilled sauce or stew with Cajun cooking, and out came this grilled chicken and sausage jambalaya.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Cajun Chicken Sausage Recipes Grilling http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-chicken-and-sausage-jambalaya-recipe
Sauced: The Shed Southern Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/the-shed-southern-spicy-sweet-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel The Shed Southern Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 6 out of 10

Spicy Sweet couldn't be more apt here—you get loads of sweet and a nice bit of spice, but unfortunately, a lot gets lost in between those two.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:10:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/the-shed-southern-spicy-sweet-bbq-sauce-review