The Award for Best Supporting Actor in a BBQ is.....

07/22/13 at 09:39 PM | Published Under Beer by Mark Gibson

THE AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A BBQ IS:

 

         If you search for BBQ sauce Recipes on your favorite search engine you will get anywhere from 7,8300,00 to 15,100,000 results.  Who has that much time?  So, I bit the bullet and looked at, well maybe 20. And, Carolina styles notwithstanding, the different styles of Memphis, St Louis, or Kansas City sauces have a lot of ingredients in common.  Depending on your own peculiar tastes, amounts of each ingredient will vary, but most of them have these things in common:

         Ketchup, brown sugar, black/white pepper, worchestershire sauce, cayenne or paprika, mustard (dry), cider vinegar and liquid smoke.

         Other items could be:

         Chili, garlic, or onion powder, celery seed, minced onions, honey, molasses, beer, bourbon, berries, hot dog mustard, thyme, oregano or cumin.

         My family recipe is over 100 years old, from my great grandfathers rib shack in Kansas City. It may, or may not have some, or all of the listed ingredients…I ain’t tellin’. Come up with your own unique recipe.

          If you are inclined to BBQ, the low and slow kind, not grill, but real honest to goodness BBQ this summer, you are going to need some wine to go with that. Wine and BBQ do go together, but the wine has to have a lot of jamminess, and up front fruit to counteract the spice and tang of the sauce. Most zinfandels will do you nicely. The smokiness of the BBQ compliments the pepper of the Zin The boysenberry, and blueberry flavors, and the undertones of cedar match very well.  Whether you believe in dry rubs or wet rubs, mesquite, or hardwood charcoal…it doesn’t matter. Get out there and BBQ and get yourself one or more of the following wines.

 

CLINE ANCIENT VINES ZINFANDEL        $14.69

COSENTINO “THE ZIN” ZINFANDEL       $13.69

PEACHY CANYON WESTSIDE ZIN         $17.69

TARRICA ZINFANDEL                             $11.99

EVODIA GARNACHA                              $8.99

TILIA MALBEC                                        $8.99