The Meatwave https://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2020 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Roasted Poblano and Charred Corn Pizza https://meatwave.com/blog/roasted-poblano-and-charred-corn-pizza-recipe Joshua Bousel Poblano & Charred Corn Pizza

In my eyes, my most prolific recipe in 2019 was a green chili and charred corn queso. I made that queso many times throughout the year after it became a hit at a Super Bowl party. This kept that flavor combo pretty constantly top of mind, and when I hosted a pizza party at the end of last summer, it quickly became something I felt like I needed to try out on a pizza. Fruity and spicy chilis and grilled sweet corn continued to deliver the hits in pie form with this roast poblano and charred corn pizza.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Pizza Vegetarian https://meatwave.com/blog/roasted-poblano-and-charred-corn-pizza-recipe
Sauced: Plowboys BBQ Hot Head https://meatwave.com/blog/plowboys-bbq-hot-head-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Plowboys BBQ Hot Head

Meatwave Rating: 6 out of 10

A strong acidic tomato flavor gains a nice boost of heat in this robustly flavored sauce.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:40:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce https://meatwave.com/blog/plowboys-bbq-hot-head-sauce-review
Grilled Green Beans with Chili, Garlic, and Lemon https://meatwave.com/blog/grilled-green-beans-with-chili-garlic-and-lemon-recipe Joshua Bousel Grilled Green Beans with Chili, Garlic, and Lemon

When it comes to gift giving times, having a definite and public love for grilling can be a blessing and curse—on one hand, friends and family know the realm of presents that will delight me, but on the other hand, there's a limit to the grilling gadgets and gizmos I actually need. This has led me to amass some unused pieces of a equipment, and every now and then I decide to give on of those dormant items a whirl, like the grilling basket I used to make these green beans with chili, garlic, and lemon.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:10:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Vegetables Vegetarian https://meatwave.com/blog/grilled-green-beans-with-chili-garlic-and-lemon-recipe
Sriracha Shrimp on Wonton Chips https://meatwave.com/blog/grilled-sriracha-shrimp-with-avocado-salsa-on-fried-wonton-chips-recipe Joshua Bousel Sriracha Shrimp on Wonton Chips

As food genres go, appetizers are my favorite. It's my favorite in a way that reaches a point of embarrassment for my wife as I hurry us into any cocktail hour as quickly as possible to be the first to storm the table and/or require us to strategically wait by passed hors d'oeuvres entry points to ensure I can get more than my fair share. So when I decided to host my first cocktail party Meatwave, where the menu would be focused exclusively on the type of small bites I crave, I went a little overboard in scope and ambition, but ended up pulling off nine different delicious dishes, and among the top of them were definitely these sriracha shrimp on wonton chips.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Frying Asian Seafood https://meatwave.com/blog/grilled-sriracha-shrimp-with-avocado-salsa-on-fried-wonton-chips-recipe
Sauced: The White Sauce https://meatwave.com/blog/the-white-sauce-review Joshua Bousel The White Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 9 out of 10

A heavier hit of sugar separates this white sauce from its brethren, offering a more balanced and, very likely, more versatile and crowd-pleasing flavor.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce https://meatwave.com/blog/the-white-sauce-review
Filipino Barbecue Tofu Baos https://meatwave.com/blog/filipino-barbecue-tofu-baos Joshua Bousel Filipino BBQ Baos

With Filipino restaurant options in the Triangle extremely limited, some extra effort is required for me to share this delicious cuisine with my friends. Luckily, our local Asian grocery is well stocked with Filipino ingredients, so when I decided to host Filipino-themed cookout last summer, I was able to get what I needed to cook up a menu with some level of authenticity. A major challenge arrived in the plotting of recipes though—this cuisine is definitely short on vegetarian options and I have a large vegetarian constituency that want to partake too. Filipino barbecue was a must for one of the dishes, but this sweet marinade is usually applied to pork and chicken, so I tried it out on tofu to give all of my guests the ability to experience it, and I'm happy to say these Filipino barbecue tofu buns both worked great and were a hit!

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Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Vegetarian Asian Filipino https://meatwave.com/blog/filipino-barbecue-tofu-baos
Meyer Lemon and Olive Pizza https://meatwave.com/blog/meyer-lemon-and-olive-pizza Joshua Bousel Lemon & Olive Pizza

My wife and I have a Friday night tradition of splitting a pie at our favorite local pizza shop, Pizzeria Toro, then catching the Retro double feature at the Carolina Theatre. Usually we're fairly agreeable on toppers and picking a pie to split is not an issue, but there are a few sticky topping choices, one of them being olives. I'm in the anti-olives camp, so when a lemon and olive pizza came on the menu that my wife wanted, I resisted the first couple times she asked to get it. On the third request though I relented and then was instantly sorry I pushed back on pervious visits because it was one incredibly simple, yet super effective, topping combination and became our favorite pizza at Toro.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2020 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Pizza Vegetarian https://meatwave.com/blog/meyer-lemon-and-olive-pizza
Sauced: Bubba-Q's Spicy Honey Bourbon BBQ https://meatwave.com/blog/bubba-qs-spicy-honey-bourbon-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Bubba-Q's Spicy Honey Bourbon BBQ

Meatwave Rating: 8 out of 10

A sauce packing a lot of complexity and great punch of heat, Bubba-Q's Spicy is ready to handle just about any meat you want to slather it on.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce https://meatwave.com/blog/bubba-qs-spicy-honey-bourbon-bbq-sauce-review
Kielbasa Bites https://meatwave.com/blog/grilled-kielbasa-sausage-on-toasted-rye-with-mustard-and-sauerkraut-recipe Joshua Bousel Kielbasa Bites

Looking back at the first couple months of recipes in 2020, I realized everything I shared is either process heavy, ingredient heavy, or both. So I thought it was apt to change direction a bit with something really easy, but no less delicious, with these kielbasa bites. The idea for these came to me at the end of last summer when I had a strong craving for my standard order of grilled kielbasa that I got at the Beer Garden in Astoria, NY. After living in the neighborhood for over 10 years, that plate of charred sausage served alongside rye bread, mustard, and sauerkraut had become a real comfort to me, and I usually get back to the Beer Garden at least once a year to get my fix during my frequent work trips to New York, but never made it in 2019, so that required me to take matters into my own hands.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Sausage Appetizers https://meatwave.com/blog/grilled-kielbasa-sausage-on-toasted-rye-with-mustard-and-sauerkraut-recipe
Chicken Tikka Naan Pizzas https://meatwave.com/blog/chicken-tikka-naan-pizzas-recipe Joshua Bousel 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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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Grilling Indian Pizza Bread Chicken https://meatwave.com/blog/chicken-tikka-naan-pizzas-recipe