Barbecue sauce?

Discussion in 'Libations & Celebrations' started by Noite Escura, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura The unpredictable

    Is there a traditional recipe for american barbecue? It's scarcely found around these parts but I find it tasty.
     
  2. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    Yes and no. It tends to be regional. Through much of the south, it's tomato based and can be mild or quite spicy. In North Carolina, it's likely to be mustard or vinegar based. In California, those wack-jobs refer to a dry rub as BBQ.

    The general perception is a tomato-based product, thick, and fairly spicy. However, the meat it's on also varies by region. In the south, it's traditionally chopped or pulled pork, or chicken if you absolutely must. In Texas and the west, it tends to be beef.
     
  3. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

  4. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

  5. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    Not all the whack-jobs in California do dry-rub... it's just around here. I look at it this way: instead of flavoring the meat with sauces, we use meat that's got plenty of flavor on its own.
     
  6. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    HL, I've been instructed to get your chicken rub and catfish coating recipies
     
  7. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    That's easy enough.

    The chicken rub is approximately half and half brown sugar and sea salt. I used light brown sugar, but dark will do nicely as well.

    The catfish breading is 2/3 flour to 1/3 corn starch. Add a little garlic powder, moderate salt and plenty of poultry seasoning. Mix well. Dip the fish into milk, and then into the breading to coat. Fry in oil (I use canola) that IS ALREADY HOT! That's key. This also works nicely on chicken.
     
  8. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Thank you, Sir. It will be passed on.
     
  9. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Two wimmins say that you can't be right about the corn starch.
     
  10. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    Corn meal, perhaps?
     
  11. Nixy

    Nixy Administrator Staff Member

    SO not the same thing!
     
  12. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    Hey, it's all fuckin' corn. :D

    I get those two mixed up. I just know what the shit looks like on the shelf. Use whichever the females feel is correct.
     
  13. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    They're gloating.
     
  14. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    Tell 'em to enjoy it - while they can. They ain't never gonna get it to taste as good as mine.
     
  15. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Not if they're using corn starch they won't.
     
  16. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    No matter what they use, they won't.
     
  17. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura The unpredictable

    I think the first is the one I sampled loked like. I bet it tastes wonderfully on pork ribs :mmm:
     

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