The Unholy Trinity

If you’re a meat eater, I reckon there is a fairly good chance that you’re going to like barbecued meat. Now I don’t mean meat grilled over flames I mean hot, juicy, sticky BBQ ribs, wings, drumsticks, pork chops and the like.

BBQ Ribs... Nuff Said
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Most of us, I think it’s safe to say have bought a jar of BBQ sauce and followed the instructions and been somewhat disappointed with the results, I know I have.

BBQ is probably the best loved gift that Soul Food has given us and I for one would not like to live in a world where it didn’t exist. I guess it’s a primal thing, man likes to eat his meat off the bone and use his hands doing it. It’s one of life’s great pleasures, it’s fun and there is nothing else like it, that’s why I’ve saved this unholy trinity of recipes to wrap up this month of Soul Food recipes.

Why an unholy trinity?

Like someone once sang “everything good is bad”.

The secret to really great BBQ is actually not the sauce, although it is essential, no the real secret is in the preparation of the meat, which is why the first recipe is a fantastic rub that flavours the meat and gives it a wonderful colour.

The second recipe is the sauce which is used like a glaze to give that sweet, sticky, yum, yum, yummy outer layer.

The final recipe is the mother of all BBQ dishes, BBQ back ribs. Now, I know what you might be thinking, “it sounds like a lot of work” well remember what I was saying up above about disappointing results from packets and bottles? Trust me it’s more than worth the effort, in fact if you like BBQ and you don’t try this once I have no problem saying that you are missing out, big time.

Ah and just in case you’re worried I will be doing some recipes for the barbeque (type with flames) in the coming weeks.

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