The Meatwave: Barbecue & Grilling Recipes, Reviews, Tips, and Tricks

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Moroccan Chicken Brouchettes

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Continuing on the Moroccan road I'm treading this month, I was looking for short cut to bring me another North African dish without the amount of work I had to put in for merguez or the resulting sandwiches. That path led me to these chicken brochettes (otherwise known as skewers). Just about every culture has their own variation of meat on a stick, and I can attest that these little cubes of marinated chicken just went to further prove why that tradition is one that will never die.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Meatadata

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The last Meatwave was epic—44 people, 30 burgers, 9 racks of ribs, 4 chickens, 5 coleslaws, 2 barbecues beans, and 2 ice creams. It was a crap load of work and hell of a lot of fun, but I was hoping for something a little more laid back for the next installment, and I got just that. With a more intimate crowd, I grilled up a bunch of meaty delights influenced from the heavily Greek neighborhood that I live in. It's been a while since I've done a Greek menu, but each time I do it, the food always seems perfectly suited for the summer—always fresh, bright, and just filling enough to leave you satisfied without that overly gluttonous feeling the Meatwave usually brings on.

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Tue Jul 8, 2014

Merguez Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Manchego, and Harissa Mayonnaise

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Meatroccan Nights

I was pretty damn proud of myself that I pulled off making merguez at home. I thought I hit a high point in my exploration into Moroccan-influenced grilling with those links, but then I took those little sausages and put them between a toasted baguette, added some caramelized onions, cilantro, Manchego, and harissa mayo and created one of my favorite things I've ever grilled.

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Thu Jul 3, 2014

Sauced: Absolutely Perfect Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce Plus Giveaway

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Absolutely Perfect Championship Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Championship Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce
Cost
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, Light Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Water, Honey, Orange Juice Concentrate, Worcestershire Sauce, Kosher Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Modified Food Starch, Xanthan Gun, and Spices
Color
Orange-Red
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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Calling a sauce "Absolutely Perfect Blue Ribbon" takes a whole lot of confidence, and luckily this sauce lives up to its name with an incredibly well balanced bright and tangy all-purpose barbecue sauce flavor.

Tue Jul 1, 2014

Homemade Merguez

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Meatroccan Nights

There can't be a bad Meatwave—as long as I'm with my friend and grilling, I'm happy—but some certainly stand out as true achievements. One of those was last summer's Meatroccan Nights, where I decided to do an entirely Moroccan-themed menu that spanned eight different recipes. I tend to overdue the amount of recipes I tackle each time I have an audience, but that's part of the game, especially considering they won't all be winners. On that day last June though, each thing I pulled off the grill just seemed better than the last, and by the end of the day I remember feeling very accomplished and proud of what had just transpired. So to relive one of my prouder grilling moments, I'm dedicating the entire month of July to the Moroccan-influenced recipes from that day, beginning with the one that sparked the idea in the first place—merguez.

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