Sauces – Barbecue Tricks BBQ Tips and Tricks Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:48:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Authentic Jerk Chicken Rub Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:37:11 +0000

jerk1Authentic Jamaican Jerk chicken  – how can you make it easy?
I visited at one of the south’s most authentic jerk festivals to try to get some tricks on spices that will unlock authentic Jamaican Jerk flavor.  I learned some basics:
Most often you’ll get leg quarters… With the skin scored… Jerk spice rub is typically a fiery blend of allspice, Scotch bonnet peppers and sometimes scallion, thyme,  ginger, even rum. The folks i talked to in the video were big into escovitch (pickled vegetables).
The habanero is the standard scotch bonnet substitute- they are different, but the same species. When ripe, the Scotch bonnet looks sort of like a little squashed reddish orange paper lantern.
flickr-Jason Smith

flickr-Jason Smith

After some research (tasty research) I adapted this rub and here’s how to make it at home…

Good news is the leg quarters are really affordable.. Start with that. I used half Chickens here but the breast is less forgiving than the dark meat – that’s why competition BBQ teams use thighs exclusively… I also used the remaining sauce in the small blender after coating chicken and added 4 tablespoons of cane syrup and 4 tablespoons of texas peat plus another habanero and blended to create a VERY hot but wonderful hot sauce.  Great flavor.
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Seafood Sauces Made Easy Mon, 15 Aug 2016 03:04:21 +0000

bowens-island-seafoodSeafood may not be barbecue but a good fish fry outdoors with friends comes pretty close.

Seafood and barbecue both share some room on the plate for hush puppies (grab our free Sauces and Sides book for a solid hush puppy recipe). Not sure how hush puppies ever got into the barbecue category but I think it has to do with Jamaican festival).

Also barbecue and seafood are almost always served with a few sauces.  Lately I’ve been feeling cheated at a few seafood houses for being stingy with the Tartar sauce so below (and in the video) are a few quick recipes fish1so you can make cocktail sauce and Tartar Sauce in the comfort of your own home. The video also features a visit to one of my two favorite seafood shacks of all time: Bowen’s Island.  The other is Tybee Island’s Crab Shack.  Neither has ever short changed me on Tartar sauce.
Cocktail Sauce:

  • Combine your favorite Ketchup with horseradish to taste.
  • Dash of worchestichire (optional)
  • Dash of hotsauce (optionall)

Tartar Sauce / Seafood Sauces Made Easy

Tartar Sauce / Seafood Sauces Made Easy


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Allow mixture to set in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

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White Barbecue Sauce Recipe Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:17:18 +0000

BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce

White Barbecue Sauce – Gourmet BBQ Sauce at Its Best
By Chris McCarthy

Barbecuing is not what it used to be. When growing up the only time that my family would start up the grill or smoker was in the summer and on the weekends. Today, people barbecue every night and all year round. Barbecue sauces have come along way since then as well. There used to be only a couple of choices at your local market. But now with the invention of “super” markets the amount barbecue sauces you can buy locally has grown significantly. For those gourmet barbecue sauces the web is probably the only place you will find these unique sauces. If you don’t live in the Alabama area the only place you will find traditional White BBQ Sauce like Big Bob Gibson’s is on the web or of course you can try to make it yourself.

In Alabama Barbecue traditional Sauce uses Mayonnaise as its base rather than tomato sauce, vinegar, or any of the other more typical barbecue sauce bases. It is clearly a region favorite. Bob Gibson of Decatur, Alabama is credited with the invention the white sauce back in 1925. Friends and family were first treated to this secret-recipe sauce on chicken and pork at weekend barbecues where boards were nailed to trees for tables. Today, this famous mayonnaise-based condiment is traditionally employed to baste chicken, seafood and pork.

White BBQ Sauce is as synonymous with the state with Alabama as the legendary “BAMA” football program. White BBQ Sauce’s intriguing flavor complements salads and is a superb baste for chicken, pork and turkey. You can also use White Sauce as an ingredient to add an extra kick to your favorite slaw or potato salad. However, because the racks of your local grocer are dominated by many incarnations of tomato-based sauces and white bbq sauce is such a regional anomaly, most people outside Alabama have not tested this concoction of flavor.

Like many barbecue sauces you want to apply this only at the very end of your grilling or smoking. It will breakdown and separate if it is heated too long. Use this sauce on chicken and turkey. It is also good on pork. Alabama White Barbecue Sauce has a tangy flavor that is a great addition to grilled foods.

White BBQ Sauce makes a unique experience. Use this recipe when grilling chicken; brush lightly over the chicken during the last few minutes of grilling. This sauce is also great for dipping; keep some sauce aside for passing at the table.

White BBQ Sauce Recipe


1 quart mayonnaise

3/4 quart apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1/4 tablespoon cayenne pepper

Prepared horseradish

Lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Place all ingredients in a very large blender or food processor. Blend for 1 minute, or until thoroughly mixed and sauce is smooth. Pour sauce into a large container or bowl.

Chris McCarthy is the owner of InsaneChicken’s BBQ Sauce Catalog. InsaneChicken is proud to sell Big Bob Gibson White BBQ Sauce and a BBQ Sauce of the month club []

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Grilling for Beginners: 8 Easy Marinades for a Delicious Barbecue Dish Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:50:06 +0000

marinateBy Adrian T. Cheng

Flavor is what defines whatever you cook on the grill. The longer you marinate your meat, the more flavorful it will be. Keep in mind that chicken is ideally marinated for a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 12 hours, beef, pork and lamb for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 24 hours while fish and other seafood will be most flavorful if marinated for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes only.

So whether you’re in the mood for just a classic steak or something more festive, here are 8 quick and easy meat marinades for grilling:

Classic Steak

Perfect for grilled beef, pork or chicken.

What you need:

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsps. brown sugar
  • 2 tsps. balsamic vinegar
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Sweet and Spicy

Best for grilled chicken and pork and can be used as a glaze as well.

What you need:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. or more brown sugar

Classic Grilled Seafood

Use for any kind of fish. Works great for shrimp, too.

What you need:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsps. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps. chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Mexican Style

Great for grilled beef or chicken.

What you need:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsps. oregano
  • 2 tsps. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsps. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Chili powder to taste

Italian Style

Ideal for chicken, pork, fish and shrimp.

What you need:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps. mustard
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. mixed dried herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Korean Style

Perfect for beef, chicken or any kind of seafood.

What you need:

  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red apple, grated
  • 1 brown onion, finely sliced
  • 3 tbsps. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil

Japanese Style

Can be used for beef, chicken and seafood.

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

Greek Style

Best for grilled chicken, lamb and seafood.

What you need:

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. oregano leaves
  • 2 tsps. thyme leaves

These recipes are for 1-1 1/2 kg. of meat. Enjoy these simple yet deliciously flavorful marinades for your meat the next time you grill!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various top quality grill accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s page.

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57 Ketchup Trick Relieves Sauce Anticipation Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:07:31 +0000

57ketchupWe thought everyone knew this ketchup trick but have been surprised how may people didn’t know about the “57 Ketchup trick” where you hit the 57 on the bottle of ketchup to release the sauce/ketchup from it’s glass prison.  We tested the 57 ketchup bottle trick HERE…

Maybe it’s because the classic glass ketchup bottles are so hard to find.  We had trouble locating anything NOT plastic for this video.

The question remains was the “57” branded on the bottle to actually be used for this purpose or happy accident?

Interesting that Henry Heinz came up with “57 Varieties” from looking at a shoe store slogan.   Some say there were already over 60 sauce varieties at the time but the 5 and 7 were he and his wife’s favorite numbers.  Thank you wikipedia.


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