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Mexican Style Lobster BBQ

Ingredients:

One cooked lobster
1 minced garlic clove
1 tablespoon of mixed cilantro
1 lime
1 tablespoon of butter
Salt and pepper to taste

If you’re a lobster purist, you’ll need to cook a fresh lobster first, preferably in a pot of boiling water. Sadly, the lobster must be live when it’s cooked, since dead lobsters can be toxic. Once it’s done, carefully clean your lobster, being extra sure to remove and discard the viscera from the body cavity.

Once you’ve got a cooked, cleaned lobster in play (however you managed it), put your butter, cilantro, garlic, and salt and pepper in a small bowl, then cut the lime in half and squeeze all the juice from one half of the lime into the bowl. Mix thoroughly.

Rub the cooked lobster with this mixture inside and out, then toss the critter onto your hot barbecue grill, cut side down. Let your barbecued lobster cook through and brown a bit before taking it off the grill. This shouldn’t take more than 2-3 minutes

There should be some butter mixture left, so melt it down and serve it with the lobster, along with wedges from the remaining lime half. Easy!

You’ll be licking your fingers and lips in no time, and I guarantee you that preparing (and eating) that lobster barbecue will be one of your more memorable grilling experiences.

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Grilled Chicken (Whole) with BBQ Sauce

The secret to grilling a whole chicken perfectly is patience! Set up your grill for indirect heat and cook the chicken for an hour and a half, brushing with homemade or purchased barbecue sauce during the last 15 minutes of grilling.

Serves 4

Ingredients
1 whole chicken (4 to 4 1/2 pounds)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup Classic Barbecue Sauce

Directions
Set up grill for indirect grilling. Rinse chicken inside and out and dry thoroughly. Generously season inside and out with coarse salt and ground pepper. Clean and lightly oil hot grates.

Place chicken, breast side up, on opposite side of grill from heat. Cover and grill until cooked through, or a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a thigh (avoiding bone) registers 160 degrees, about 1 1/2 hours, rotating halfway through cooking (if using a charcoal grill, add a couple of handfuls of charcoal every half hour to maintain heat).

About 15 minutes before chicken is done, brush with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Let chicken rest 20 minutes before carving.

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Side Dish for your BBQ – Grilled Potato Skins

Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes  Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: Serves 6 to 8 as an appetizer
Ingredients:

* 2 large russet potatoes
* 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1 small onion, finely diced
* 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:
Preheat grill for medium heat. Combine rosemary, butter, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Cut potatoes into 8 wedges. Hollow out each center of wedge. Place potato wedges in microwave for 5-6 minutes. Remove and brush with butter mixture. Put potatoes on grill rack skin side up. Grill for 5 minutes, turn, and grill for 3 minutes. Add cheese to wedges and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from grill, and top off with crumbled bacon, onion, and sour cream.

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Jack Daniel’s Rib Glaze

Use this barbecue sauce toward the end of cooking. You want the sauce to cook on to the surface of the ribs, but you don’t want it to burn.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total  Time: 15 minutes  Yield: Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and mix well. Simmer for 20 minutes then allow to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you make it a few days in advance the flavors will have more time to blend together.

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The Best BBQ Sports Bar in the DFW area

Big Racks BBQ is the ultimate destination for Award Winning Texas BBQ! Located centrally in Grapevine, we are your unrivaled BBQ and Sports Bar destination. Whether you are looking for a perfect lunch location, a dinner experience with the family, or you just want to cut loose with some of the friendliest waitresses in town and catch a game, Big Racks BBQ & Sports Grill has you covered!
Join us with friends and family! Cheer on your favorite sports teams on one of our wall-to-wall High Definition LCDs! We have 96 inch and 120 inch HDTVs, so just like our food, size is never an issue! Oh yeah, unlike other so-called sports bars, there is never a bad seat in our house, we guarantee that! We aren’t just BBQ, we’re a BBQ experience.
Happy Hour daily 4PM-7PM ($2 Domestic Pints, $6 Domestic Pitchers, $3 Wells, & $6 Premiums)
$4 Patron & Jager (all day every day)
Sunday Night – Service Industry Night (1/2 Price Appetizers til Midnight – $2 U Call It Crown & Down) DJ 10PM-Close
Tuesday Night – Poker 7PM
Wednesday Night – Karaoke 8Pm-1PM
Thursday Night – Bike Night
Friday Night – Poker 8PM
Saturday Night – Live Band
Kids eat free weekends
No Cover on UFC
$6.95 Lunch Specials

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Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe

This recipe for braised beef short ribs with black truffle spaetzle and mustard-glazed carrots is courtesy Anthony Wilkie and serves four.All the components can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Make sure to simmer your short ribs in the braising liquid while it’s reducing for a few minutes to re-heat them. Short ribs 2 lbs. boneless beef short ribs (can substitute 3 lbs. bone-in short ribs) — ask your butcher to portion those into four portions
1 C onion, peeled and rough chop
1/2 C carrot, peeled and rough chop
1/2 C celery, rough chop
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 T tomato paste
1 C red wine
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Heat a heavy bottomed pan (large enough to fit the meat and water to cover) on medium high heat.Season meat generously with kosher salt and black pepper on all sides. Add 2 T vegetable oil to the pan. Sear meat on all sides until deep brown (not black). Remove meat and set it aside. Pour off excess oil from the pan.Add your vegetables and cook for two minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Take your pan off the heat and add your wine.Return to the heat and scrape the bottom of the pan with a spoon. Place meat back in the pan and add water to cover. Bring liquid to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and place in oven for two hours or until a knife stuck into meat removes with no resistance. Remove from the oven and set aside. Black Truffle Spaetzle 2 eggs
¼ C milk
1 ¼ C ap flour
3 T black truffle, cleaned and minced or 1 T black truffle oil
1 t kosher salt
Heat a pot of salted water. The pot should be large enough to set a colander over with approximately 1 inch between the water and the bottom of the colander. You are going to to “push” your batter through the holes in the bottom of the colander to make your spaetzle.Combine all ingredients in food processor. Let the processor run for 30 seconds after ingredients have combined. Batter should be the consistency of a thick pancake batter.Reduce the heat of the water to support a gentle simmer. Place the colander over the water and with a rubber spatula pour your batter into the colander. “Push” the batter through the colander by scraping the bottom of the colander with the rubber spatula. Remove the colander and gently stir the floating spaetzle.Let float for 30 seconds. Strain the spaetzle from the water and toss with oil to keep from sticking set aside. These can be made up to a day in advance and refrigerate in an air tight container. Carrots 2 C carrots, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
1 T melted butter
1 T mustard, whole grain or Dijon
½ T honey
salt and white pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients and toss to coat the carrots. Spread evenly in an oven safe dish and roast until just cooked, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.To assemble the dish, carefully remove the meat from the liquid and skim the short rib braising liquid with a ladle to remove any oil that has risen to the top. Put the liquid back on a burner and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat to support a simmer and continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced to approximately 2 C.While your braising liquid is reducing, heat a non-stick pan on medium high heat. Add 2 T vegetable oil to the pan. Once the pan is hot, add your spaetzle in an even layer and don’t move the pan for 15 seconds. Stir the spaetzle then add your carrots to the pan and ¼ C of braising liquid. Stir with a rubber spatula. Simmer until almost all of the liquid is gone. Add 1 T butter and stir. Set aside.Taste your braising liquid and adjust the seasoning. Divide your spaetzle between four plates. Place a piece of short rib on each and top with braising liquid. Serve.

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Texas BBQ Beef Brisket

Brisket gets big Texas flavor from a BBQ sauce made with red wine, chili powder and lots of garlic.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) boneless beef brisket, flat cut
  • 3/4 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • Rub:
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Directions

  1. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef brisket. Place brisket, fat side up, in stockpot.
  2. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small bowl. Pour around brisket; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. Remove brisket; keep warm.
  3. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup sauce, stirring occasionally.
  4. Trim fat from brisket. Carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce.

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Open Fire cooking

Venison Stew Barbecue Recipe over an open fire

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Barbeque Pulled Pork Perogies

Ingredients
Barbeque Pulled Pork Perogie
5 pounds boneless pork shoulder
2 onions minced
1 stalk celery minced
3 star anise pods
8 cloves garlic minced
4 bay leaves
1 cup red wine
2 cups ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 teaspoon chili flakes
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Perogie Dough
2 1/3 cups AP flour plus extra for kneading
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp sour cream
2/3 cup water

Directions
Barbeque Pulled Pork Perogie
Mix all the ingredients for the barbecue braising liquid together in a mixing bowl. Marinate the pork shoulder in the sauce for several hours.
Place in a casserole dish and cook, covered, for 3 hours at 300 F or until the pork is fork tender.
Remove from the oven and use 2 forks to pull the meat apart into shreds. Add the sauce back to the pulled pork until you reach a sticky consistency but not so wet as it will be difficult to handle when making the perogies.
Any leftover sauce can be strained and served alongside the perogies as a dipping sauce or kept for other dishes as a condiment.
Perogie Dough
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a second bowl. Add the wet to the dry and combine until a moist dough forms.
Dump onto a floured work surface and knead until dough is smooth. Rest for several hours or overnight if possible before rolling.
To assemble
To make the perogies, a perogie mould can be used. If one is not available, follow the method below.
Roll the rested dough onto a floured surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to a 1 mm thickness. Use a round cookie cutter (4” diameter) and cut the dough into rounds.
Brush the edges of the dough with water and place a heaping teaspoon of pork filling in the middle of each round. Fold up the edges and press together using your fingers or a fork.
Blanch perogies in boiling water until they float. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and fry in a little olive oil until golden on both sides. Serve warm with additional barbecue sauce, sour cream, or fried onions.

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BBQ Sauce recipe: Jack Daniel’s Rib Glaze

Use this bbq sauce toward the end of cooking. You want the sauce to cook on to the surface of the ribs, but you don’t want it to burn.  Dallas BBQ Catering

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and mix well. Simmer for 20 minutes then allow to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you make it a few days in advance the flavors will have more time to blend together.

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