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

Thu Feb 20, 2020

Chicken Tikka Naan Pizzas

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Chicken Tikka Pizza

When I closed out Wing Month with some chicken tikka wings, I remembered that I never shared this recipe for a chicken tikka naan pizza I made a couple years ago now. At the time, I had tried out two naan pizza ideas, one with paneer and the other with chicken, and the paneer was a clear favorite among the crowd, so I got the recipe up pretty quickly, but the chicken tikka incarnation was nearly as delicious and is totally deserving of its own post. So without further ado, enjoy this very tasty grilled chicken tikka naan pizza!

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Tue Feb 18, 2020

Sauced: Bad Byron's Butt Rub Competition Barbeque Sauce

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Bad Byron's Butt Rub Barbeque Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Bad Byron's Butt Rub Competition Barbeque Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$4.75 for 14oz at Bad Byron's
Ingredients
Ketchup, Pure Can Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, Cherries, Pure Can Sugar, Garlic Salt, Non-modified Corn Starch, Bad Byron's Butt Rub, Chipotle, Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

A bright, sweet tomato base is contrasted by an equal amount of tang and then backed up with Worcestershire, garlic, onion, and peppers to create a well balanced and crowd pleasing barbecue flavor.

Thu Feb 13, 2020

Filipino Adobo Eggplant

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Adobo Eggplant

In our earlier days of living in New York, if the wife and I wanted to grab Filipino food out, our options were pretty much limited to a one-block strip in Woodside, Queens. While we had no problem taking the trek to get there, our friends never really seemed down to join, so it was exciting one day when a close friend requested we take her out for Filipino food. Once we got there, we quickly realized that her meatless diet rendered just about everything on the menu off limits and, if I remember correctly, her meal consisted of some grilled veggies and rice. We thought for sure she'd be able to get something like adobo eggplant, which provides a good taste of Filipino flavors with its soy and vinegar-based sauce, but even this dish at that particular restaurant contained pork. So when I decided to throw a Filipino-themed Meatwave last summer to introduce my North Carolina friends to this cuisine, adobo eggplant was a must, and making it at home meant I can do it completely meatless so everyone could enjoy it.

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Thu Feb 6, 2020

Butternut Squash Tostadas

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Butternut Squash Tostadas

As I sat down and started to ponder the best way to introduce this recipe for butternut squash tostadas, I thought I came up with a good segue from how a past foray with BlueApron had led me to learn the virtues of veggie tostada recipes. Then I was like, didn't I write something like that before, and indeed I did, over a year ago, and I also chronicled in that post my failure to cancel the service, even though my wife and I no longer use it. That reminded me that I still have yet to cancel and that I needed to go in and skip the next month of deliveries, but first I perused the current offerings and nothing looked as good or interesting as these tostadas that I devised on my own were, leaving me feeling still more confident in my creative abilities rather than relying on BlueApron, which didn't take long for us to tire of after signing up.

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Tue Feb 4, 2020

Sauced: Meat Mitch Char Bar Table Sauce

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Meat Mitch Char Bar Table Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Meat Mitch Char Bar Table Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.99 for 19 oz on meatmitch.com
Ingredients
Water, Tomato Paste, Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Spices, Natural Flavors, Dehydrated Garlic And Onion, Lemon Juice Concentrate
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

A bright and fresh flavor veers heavily acidic, making it a great pairing for heavy and fatty smoked meats.