Barbecuing is an art, there’s no doubt about it! Here in the US, we’re known for being the best barbecuers in the world. However, this comes with some unwelcome downsides as your guests will probably be comparing your food with all the barbeque masters out there – a tough job and one you don’t want to disappoint with! So, here at NetCost Market, we thought we’d do you a favor and give you some ultimate barbeque recipes that you can use at your next cookout to impress your guests and become a true barbecue master!
Chicken is a versatile meat, and there’s nothing quite like good quality BBQ chicken. This recipe is great because it uses the traditional method of brining the chicken and pairs it with a brilliant ultimate BBQ sauce that’s to die for!
Ingredients for the Brine:
2 quarts water, 2 tbsp. salt, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 cloves garlic – crushed, 4 sprigs fresh thyme, 6 chicken legs with thighs attached and skin on.
Ingredients for the ultimate barbecue sauce:
1 slice bacon, 1 bunch thyme, some olive oil, ½ onion – chopped, 2 cloves garlic – chopped, 2 cups ketchup, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup molasses, 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp. dry mustard, 1 tsp. ground cumin, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, black pepper.
Ribs are an American favorite and a great excuse to get your hands dirty! This recipe is a classic southern recipe that uses our ultimate BBQ sauce and hickory wood chips to create a sweet and smoky flavored rack that’s perfect for a party or get together!
2 cups of our ultimate BBQ sauce (see our ultimate BBQ chicken recipe), classic meat rub, 5 racks of baby back ribs.
For those that don’t eat meat or just aren’t in the mood to have such a heavy meal, this is a great vegetarian option. It’s quick, easy, and lower in calories than other barbecue choices so it makes a great addition to any cookout!
1 large eggplant – cut into inch sized squares, 2 tbsp. coconut oil, 4 tbsp. Jamaican jerk seasoning, 2 tsp. coconut sugar, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. lime juice, 2 tbsp. mirin.
With summer on its way, it’s a good idea to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your time. There’s nothing better than a good old’ cookout, so have some friends and family over and show them how you can wow them with your barbecuing skills! At NetCost market, we stock all the necessary ingredients to make a brilliant all-American cookout meal, so head down to stock up for this barbecue season!