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Barbecue Recipes

Memphis-Style Barbecued Ribs

3 Pound Racks baby back ribs
2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoon Coarse ground black pepper
Apple Juice for Basting
1 Cup Red wine vinegar
2 Cup Onion, chopped
2 Garlic, cloves, minced
1/4 Cup Mustard, yellow prepared
1/2 Cup Brown sugar, packed
2 Cup Ketchup
2 Lemons, thinly sliced
1 Teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce

Trim as much fat as possible from ribs. On bone side, work knife tip beneath
membrane that covers bone until finger tips can be worked beneath rack
membrane, loosening enough to get firm grip. Then peel membrane off rack.
With paring knife, scrape any fat away from bone.
Sprinkle ribs on both sides with even, light coating of salt and pepper.
Place ribs, bone-side-down on grill. Grill over low fire 1 1/2 hours, turning
every 15 to 20 minutes, replenishing fire as necessary. Baste with apple
juice at every turn during first half of cooking period either by brushing
on, or simply spraying apple juice from spray bottle. If smoking with
indirect heat, turn at 1 hour intervals, cooking 4 to 6 hours.
Combine vinegar, onion, garlic, mustard, sugar and hot sauce in blender.
Blend until smooth. Place in saucepan and add ketchup. Simmer 20 minutes.
Add lemon slices. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Use sauce as
frequent baste for last half of cooking period, whether grilling or smoking,
being careful not to burn ribs. Serve remaining sauce on side.

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

1 pound Large onion
1 pound Red bell pepper
1 pound Green bell pepper
1 pound Yellow squash
1 pound Zucchini squash
1 cup Olive oil
1/3 cup Italian seasoning

Peel onions and cut top-to-bottom in large wedges. Cut tops from bell
peppers, remove core, and cut in large top-to-bottom pieces. Trim ends
from squash and cut in diagonal rounds, about 1/2" thick. Toss all
vegetables in a large bowl with olive oil and seasoning, breaking up the
onion wedges somewhat. Place in a single layer on a very hot grill
(watch out for the flare-ups!) and grill, turning occasionally, until peppers
are slightly charred and veggies are tender (about 5 minutes).
Serve immediately. These are also good refrigerated, then microwaved
to reheat.

Shrimp On The Barbie

12 Giant Prawns, shelled and heads and tails intact
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Orange juice (freshly, squeezed)
2 tablespoons Sherry
1 teaspoon Orange Zest (grated)
2 each Green onions, tops and white
1 teaspoon Ginger root, (freshly grated)

Soak a dozen long wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Then push
skewers through prawns, lengthwise, from head to tail with only 1 to a
skewer. Combine all ingredients in saucepan and cook over medium to
low heat, stirring, until butter is completely melted. Dip skewered prawns
in the orange sauce and position on oiled grill rack about 4 inches above
the coals. Baste liberally with sauce and grill for 2 minutes. Turn the
prawn over and baste again, cooking for another 2 minutes. Smaller
prawn will be done at this point, but continue basting and turning larger
prawn until they are pink and cooked through. Remove from heat
immediately when done, as they will get tough if overcooked. Use any
remaining sauce for a dip for the prawns.

Bourbon Steak

1-1/2 pounds steak
1 teaspoon. sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 cup Apple Wood Chips

Mix all ingredients (except chips) together, place in ziplock bag and marinate
steak 4 hours or over night. Soak wood chips in water for 30 minutes, and
add to hot coals just before commencing to grill. Grill steak to desired
doneness. This recipe is good with any cut of steak you like.

Watermelon Barbecue Sauce

1 - 6 Pound Seedless Watermelon chunk
8 Ounces Tomato Paste
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
2 Cups Firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup Sherry
2 Teaspoons Lemon juice
1 Teaspoon Liquid smoke

Cut the melon into pieces and place in a saucepan. Cook it uncovered over
medium heat until the melon is the consistency of applesauce (approximately
2-3 hours). Stir it occasionally. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer
uncovered over low heat for 2 hours. Allow to cool to room temperature
before using.

Barbecued Orange Chicken

2 1/2 lbs chicken parts

BBQ Sauce:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 orange zest, removed with grater, orange
slices reserved for salad

1 large, ripe tomato
1 orange, sectioned (without rind, see above)
2 scallions, chopped
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon pepper

Prepare grill; heat coals. In medium bowl, mix together all barbecue
ingredients until smooth. Place chicken on grill away from center heat,
skin-side-down; cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken and grill for 10 additional
minutes. Brush chicken pieces with sauce and turn occasionally; cooking
for additional 10 minutes. Cut tomato into wedges and place in medium
bowl. Use sharp paring knife to cut out white pith off orange. Remove
orange sections and add them to tomato. Sprinkle with oil, vinegar and
scallions; toss. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Serve
chicken with salad on the side.

Jack Daniel's Grilling Sauce

1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup Jack Daniel's Whiskey

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Dip meat in sauce and place on grill
over hot coals. When meat is turned, brush with sauce. Grill to desired
degree of doneness. Just before meat is removed from grill, brush again
with sauce. Makes enough for 8 servings.

Carolina BBQ Rub

2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup paprika

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on
beef, chicken, lamb or pork.

Apple Smoked Barbecue Ribs

2 slabs baby back ribs, or spareribs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup Apple Wood Chips
barbecue sauce (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 400F. Rub cinnamon, cloves and pepper into
both sides of ribs. Place ribs on wire rack on baking pan.
Bake for 3 hours until tender.
Soak wood chips in water for 30 minutes. Prepare grill.
Place apple wood chips directly in the center of hot barbecue
coals. Baste ribs and place on grill above wood chips. Cover,
grill and cook for 10 minutes. Turn ribs, baste again and cook
another 10 minutes or until ribs are browned but still moist.

Barbecue Sauce:
2-15 oz. cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup molasses
10 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons dry mustard
fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1/2 cup red wine vinegar

Combine all ingredients except vinegar in saucepan. Simmer,
covered, on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add
vinegar to taste and simmer for another 15 minutes. Chill at
least 24 hours, or until ready to use.

Grilled Halibut With Oriental Sauce

1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons ketchup
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp dried parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 Teaspoon oregano
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
4 6-oz. halibut steaks, cleaned
1 cup Apple Wood chips

Combine orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, parsley, lemon juice,
oregano, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Brush the mixture evenly on the
steaks, refrigerate.
Brush the grill lightly with oil. Light the coals or gas grill. Soak the
apple wood chips in water for about 45 minutes. When the coals turn white
add the wood chips. When the chips start to smoke place the steaks on the
grill rack and cook turning once, about 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until
the steaks flake when tested with a fork.

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