Month: August 2023

Old Bay Fried Chicken Sandwich

Old Bay Fried Chicken Sandwich

Old Bay instantly makes anything better. Fish, taxes, your mother-in-law. The sky is the limit. This Fried Chicken Sandwich is taken to the next level with a bit of help from Maryland’s finest spice. Tips / Suggestions

Reverse Seared Kurobuta Pork Rack with a Sweet Peach Sauce 

Reverse Seared Kurobuta Pork Rack with a Sweet Peach Sauce 

Do you want to eat like a daimyo? Or a samurai? Maybe ninjitsu is more your speed? Regardless, this Japanese-inspired Kurobuta Pork will have your guests karate chopping each other over the last ribs. Only invite guests with honor, because your hands will be full 

Tequila Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Tequila Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Ahh tequila, my best friend and worst enemy. As long as you use the tequila on the shrimp the police likely won’t become involved. The pineapple salsa adds just the right zing to compliment the tequila in this dish. Your guests will likely finish whatever tequila you have left over so expect to have well fed and drunken people lingering around your house asking for seconds.

Tips / Suggestions

  • If you’re unsure on how to cut the bowl for the pineapple, watch my video within the recipe post (on IG). It doesn’t have to be perfect, just as long as it will hold the salsa / shrimp.
  • You can eat this as a meal, but I think it’s better as an appetizer. It has a strong flavor and is best with a bite or two.
  • How to tell if the pineapple is ripe. Just give it a squeeze. It should be firm but give a little. Too much in either direction it’s not ripe or even too ripe.
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Tequila Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Recipe by BacusBBQ
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

3

minutes
Calories

kcal

Delicious tequila flavored shrimp nestled in a pineapple bowl of you guessed it, pineapple salsa.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 1 shrimp

  • 1 shot 1 tequila

  • 1 tbsp 1 seafood seasoning

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 2 tbsp 2 butter

  • Pineapple Salsa
  • 1 1 pineapple (whole)

  • 1 cup 1 bell pepper chopped

  • 1 cup 1 grape tomatoes chopped

  • 2 tbsp 2 vidalia onions finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp 2 cilantro chopped

  • 2 2 limes, juice from

  • 1 tsp 1 seafood seasoning of choice

Directions

  • Add the shrimp, 1 tbsp olive oil, and seasoning to a bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • Cut off one side of the pineapple outer skin (keeping the stem attached). Next, cut around the outer edges of the pineapple and then cut the inside into small chunks. Using a spoon, scoop out the pineapple into another bowl. By the time you're done you should have a pineapple bowl. Pour any remaining juice into the same bowl as the scooped out pineapple.
  • Chop up a little less than 1/2 of the pineapple you cut out, add to a mixing bowl with all of the salsa ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Then add the mixed salsa back to the pineapple bowl.
  • Heat your grill to around 375 degrees F. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a pan and once hot, add the shrimp and cook for roughly 1.5 minutes. Flip the shrimp over, add the butter and tequila, and mix together. Cook for another 1.5 minutes.
  • Once the shrimp are cooked through, remove from the pan and add to the bowl of pineapple salsa, Mix together, serve up, and dig in.
Spicy Spanish Garlic Shrimp

Spicy Spanish Garlic Shrimp

¡Viva el rey! That’s what your guests will be saying once they’ve had a serving of these delicious Spanish Garlic Shrimp. Another relatively easy recipe that will dazzle the taste buds and doesn’t look half bad either. Guests will be trying to lick your cast 

Sweet Chili Cedar Planked Salmon

Sweet Chili Cedar Planked Salmon

A cedar plank is a little surfboard that carries a filet of salmon across the waves of flavor and into your mouth. This sweet chili variety is a beach party in your mouth, so grab some planks and get grilling before the tide comes in. 

Cheerwine BBQ Chicken

Cheerwine BBQ Chicken

Cherry Coke is for pleebs. Cheerwine is the preferred cherry-flavored soft drink of winners, and it simply makes this BBQ Chicken. I dare say it “kicks it up a notch” and will take you deep into Flavortown®, no passport required. I’d insert another lifted Food Network catch phrase but the Cheerwine does the heavy lifting here.

Tips / Suggestions

  • Before grilling the chicken, make sure the wood has burned all the way down and is just smoldering. You don’t want flames hitting the chicken, just the heat. Sometime I get impatient and put the chicken on too early, but you gotta wait to avoid it from being burned.
  • If you live an area where you can’t find Cheerwine, substitute Dr. Pepper. I prefer using Cheerwine for the BBQ sauce, but Dr. Pepper is a great substitute.
  • This is also great recipe for chicken wings. Coat them is that delicious BBQ sauce and dip into some ranch. You won’t regret it.
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Cheerwine BBQ Chicken

Recipe by BacusBBQ
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

kcal

Chicken grilled over a wood fire and smothered in a Cheerwine BBQ sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 2 chicken (drums / thighs)

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 3 tbsp 3 poultry seasoning of choice

  • Cheerwine BBQ Sauce
  • 12 oz 12 Cheerwine (bottle)

  • 1.5 cups 1.5 ketchup

  • 1 tbsp 1 molasses

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp 1 worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tbsp 1 pork seasoning of choice

  • 1 tsp 1 cracked black pepper

Directions

  • Add the olive oil, chicken, and poultry seasoning to a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Be sure to rub the seasoning underneath the skin as well. Set aside.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add the BBQ sauce ingredients. Once it starts to boil, reduce to a simmer. and continue to cook (stirring frequently) until the sauce reaches your desired thickness. It was roughly 25 minutes for me. Set aside, and once cool, add to a squirt bottle.
  • Start a wood fire on your grill. Once it has burned down and started to smolder, add the chicken to the grill.
  • Cook for roughly 15 minutes, flipping / rotating the chicken several times. Sauce the chicken all over and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Be sure NOT to use all of the sauce while coating the chicken. You'll want to save some as a side, when eating.
  • After letting the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes, serve hot, with a side of the Cheerwine BBQ sauce. You won't regret it.
Paella on the Grill

Paella on the Grill

If you’ve had gumbo, you’re going to love paella. This Spanish dish is perfect for small and large gatherings alike. It has something for everyone and prints smiles almost as good as a jet ski.