Monday, August 18, 2008

Grill adventures!

I finally did it! I made things. Things from scratch! These things being a rib rub and barbeque sauce. Before I get too cocky, both need work. The sauce just lacks, something. It's a tomato paste base with brown sugar, dry mustard, vinegar worcestershire, cayennne, and salt, and liquid smoke, and maybe something else I don't remember. Oh yeah, chili powder, and garlic, and onion. I don't know what I'm missing. My plan is to experiment. Yep! If anyone out there thinks of anything, let me know. Anyway, here it is:

We made ribs. I mixed up a rub, it needs something too, but I think I'm on track for that one. It needs more brown sugar. Then we'll see. The problem I have with that is that I have to make ribs every time I want to try it. I know Jason is out there thinking "what's the problem" Hee. These ribs, our first came out BEAUTIFUL. Take a look. Jason is grillmaster. We tried three different rubs, the one on the far right is a simple one I made, the center the complex one and the far left is "control" from a jar.

Here they are cooked. Check out Jason's pink smoke ring.

Too bad we completely lost track of which rub was which sometime during the cooking. There wasn't one that stood out as best...

We also had the staples (you know if you've grilled with us) of baked potatoes, corn and jalapeƱos. They were good, but I totally burned my lip on a pepper, and not because it was cooked to a high temperature. Whoa!

So, if you've got an idea let me know! I'm open for suggestion, maybe more garlic? If you want to come over and taste it, let me know!


sunny said...

Yum! It all looks so tasty.

Living on the Spit said...

Looks totally yumm-O. Wow, I am impressed. I love grilled corn and life can not get better then ribs with a dry rub!!!

Giraffeman said...

I loved those potatoes. The peppers were very good too, but hot. Well, some of them were. the ribs looked awesome too. I don't know if it needs more heat or not. When we try different stuff in the future we can just do one rack at a time instead of 3 if we want. More corn would be good though. Yummy corn. And maybe some catfish.

mss said...

Your photographs are very appealing. They make a strong comment on the tastiness of the item.