MGoBBQ: Scallops of Vengeance

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GoBlueBBQ October 18th, 2018 at 2:08 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana’s CEO Matt Gase is an avid MGoBlog reader and also a total hummus iconoclast. If you want to try some crazy good hummus, find the striped lids in your local grocer.]

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On a recent camping trip, I thought it would be fun to bring a crap ton of meats, seafood and adult beverages and toss it all over some burning wood.  My local butcher is a nice guy and understands me when I ask for a crap ton. This turned out to be one of my favorite cooks in a long time as we got to enjoy the outdoors, some phenomenal seafood and a cooler full of beverages. This can be easily replicated on your gas grill or stove top on our second stop of the REVENGE TOUR.

Ingredients:

  • Sea Scallops (The big suckers)
  • Salt
  • Lemon
  • White Wine
  • Butter
  • Garlic (Chopped)
  • Capers

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[after THE JUMP: cast iron in the soul]

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MGoBBQ: Pork Belly Street Tacos with ALL the Toppings

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GoBlueBBQ October 11th, 2018 at 12:10 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana’s CEO Matt Gase is an avid MGoBlog reader and is going to be in town this weekend to tell us all about how they came up with the idea of making hummus without kittens. If you want to try some test flavors come on by. If you want to try some crazy good hummus, find the striped lids in your local grocer.

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I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed firing up the smokers for our weekly meetings. I was afraid I was going to waste away in this Texas heat with nobody to cook for. Well….problem solved. Matt at Lantana Hummus has given us the blue & yellow light to carry on and put some of my weight back on. Challenge accepted Matt. Today’s recipe is one we tested 2 weeks ago up in Toronto at the Dickson BBQ Smoke Show. It was a huge hit and will become a regular at our tailgates.01 LEAD IMG_2356

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 lb Pork Belly (Skinless)
  • Your favorite Sweet Rub (I used Meat Church Honey Hog)
  • Queso Fresco
  • Cilantro
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Ancho Chili Powder and White Sugar mixture (50/50)
  • Chicken Broth
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • Pineapple or apple juice
  • Oregano

Let’s start by firing up the smoker to 225 - 250 degrees. Once your grill/smoker reaches your desired temp, toss on a few chunks of Pecan or any fruit wood. I love me some pecan on pork. I purchased my belly at Sams Club and seasoned her up with some Honey Hog.

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[After the JUMP: Taco taco taco taco taco]

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MGoBBQ: Smoked Beef and Booze

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Seth December 29th, 2017 at 3:02 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana buys all of Joe’s ingredients so he can make these awesome recipes for us.

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We haven’t gone two weeks since starting their sponsorship without someone telling us they finally tried their hummus and found it amazing. Also it’s not made of kitens!]

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With the holiday season winding down and family members pushing every last button, I find myself hiding out on the back patio with cigars, booze and bbq.  It’s one of the only things that completely relaxes me as of late. Fortunately for me, my back patio is covered with grills, smokers and pizza ovens. Over the last month, I have had some fun with beef and booze and want to pass some of it along. This pulled beef recipe couldn’t be any easier and the booze it simple too.  Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Ingredients:

  • Chuck Roast - 3 to 5 lbs
  • Your favorite Beef Rub
  • Sweet Onion
  • Jalapeños - OPTIONAL
  • Beef Broth
  • Buns

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MGoBBQ: Molasses Pork Loin

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GoBlueBBQ November 24th, 2017 at 10:15 AM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana buys all of Joe’s ingredients so he can make these awesome recipes for us.

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I brought the carrot one to Thanksgiving and put it in a dish, and kinda didn’t want to admit I hadn’t made it after the compliments it got. Also it’s not made of kitens!]

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I don’t know about you, but I am full of ham and turkey and stuffing and a few other tasty Turkey Day treats. I am already looking forward to the weekend and tossing some protein on the pit. Sure, I could make a few leftover sandwiches, but I’d prefer to stir the coals a little and get some smoke rollin’. I have been wanting to try this recipe for awhile and figured this would be a great time to try it. This time of the year, you will find pork loins on sale that will dare you to pass them up. I found pork loins on sale for .99 C a lb and walked out with a dozen or so. My freezer is a bit full at the moment. Toss on an addicting molasses glaze and we have a winner.

I like to kick back with a Lantana Carrot Sriracha Hummus while this is on the smoke and dip with leftover veggies. I tried these “veggie" things on Thanksgiving and they are not half bad.

Ingredients:

  • Pork Loin
  • Favorite Rub - (I like something sweet on pork)
  • Molasses Glaze
  • 1 cup Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 finely chopped shallot
  • 1 TBS freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup OJ

[After THE JUMP: HAM]

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MGoBBQ: Banana Boats

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GoBlueBBQ November 17th, 2017 at 1:33 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana is putting out a pumpkin flavor. Have you tried it yet? I’m usually not that into the pumpkin craze but there’s literally not a

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flavor I haven’t liked yet. Also it’s not made of cats! Also they sponsor Joe Pichey’s BBQing so you can read about it]

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I love a good dessert that can be cooked on the grill. I really love desserts that are super easy and a bit messy. This one hits all the buttons for me and is always a favorite at tailgates. If you have kiddos, this is the perfect dessert to get them involved in the cooking process. The banana boats only have 4 ingredients and come complete with their own serving dish.

Ingredients:

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Marshmallows or Marshmallow Cream

[After THE JUMP: BAAAAANANAAAA]

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MGoBBQ: Cuban Hawaiian Sliders from Texas to Enjoy in Michigan While We Beat Maryland

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GoBlueBBQ November 10th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana pays for all of Joe Pichey’s supplies so he can make these recipes and make you feel like your lunch doesn’t nearly stack up. You should try their hummus because it’s delicious

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Also it’s not made of cats!]

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I've been wanting to try this recipe for several years but never got around to it. After making an XL batch of these tasty treats, I am mad at myself for waiting so long. The original recipe can be found on the Kings Hawaiian site and is a classic. Since I had some leftovers taking up space in my fridge, I had to make these my own. I love a great CUBAN sandwich and even made one a few seasons back (Link Here) so why not go Cuban Hawaiian on this one. It’s a messy and tasty batch of yummy finger & knife & fork kinda food.

Ingredients:

  • 24 Kings Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1 lb of deli ham
  • Leftover pulled pork
  • Dill pickles
  • 8 slices of Swiss Cheese
  • Mayo
  • Hot Dog Mustard
  • 2 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 TSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 small onion – Chopped

[After THE JUMP Slloooooooooobbbbbbs]

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MGoBBQ: Pumpkin Choco Chip Cookies

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GoBlueBBQ November 3rd, 2017 at 12:30 PM

[Sponsor note (via Seth): Do you know what’s better than hummus made of kittens? Hummus made by a guy who directs his people to make this:

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They also make unbelievably good hummus, and pay for Joe to make these unbelievably good recipes.]

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A few months back, I was offered a new job that I couldn’t pass up. My weekend hobby has turned into a full time job for the largest BBQ retail store in the US. I organize and teach BBQ classes every Saturday with some of the greatest pit masters and chefs in the country. It is a dream come true and I couldn’t be happier. I am constantly amazed with new recipes and techniques and how these guys make it look so easy.

In our most recent class, Chris Gentry of Gentry’s BBQ was in town and taught a great class. He did a CUBAN Pork Loin, smoked chicken and my new favorite dessert. He made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies that blew me away. Not only were they ridiculously tasty, but they were the easiest thing I have ever cooked. 3 ingredient cookies on the grill….YES PLEASE. You can make these on the grill or in the oven. Trust me, these pillows of goodness will be a hit at your next holiday gathering.

Ingredients:

  • Carrot Cake Mix (1 BOX)
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered sugar (Optional)

[After THE JUMP: soooooooo soft]

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MGoBBQ: Hallopeno' Mummy Poppers

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GoBlueBBQ October 26th, 2017 at 12:00 PM

[Sponsor note (via Seth): Joe Pichey’s recipes can happen because Lantana Hummus pays for the ingredients and stuff. Here’s a message I got this week from the Lantana CEO:

Although the PSU beat down was just plain awful, I really enjoyed MGoBlog’s build up to the game, including the Very Professional MGoPodcast and Joe’s always delicious BBQ post.

The Yellow Lentil plug on the podcast was great, but I thought the packaging on screen was lacking. So, I went to our designer and had her create a new look for our hot selling Yellow Lentil:

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It’s a winner in my book. Unfortunately, my marketing department threatened to quit if Lantana relaunched Yellow Lentil with this new look.  Something about cats ...

Best regards,

Matt Gase
Chief Executive Officer
Lantana Foods

Their marketing director is a very nice young lady and I will miss working with her very much.]

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Let me start by saying that I learned a very valuable lesson this week. It’s one that I feel I need to pass along so others can benefit from my mistake. If you or anyone you know suffers from this epidemic, just know that it’s curable. I was guilty of PWI. That’s Pinterest While Intoxicated. PWI will lead you down an UGLY path of holiday projects from which there is NO escape. The only way out is to hand over your man card and turn on the grill. Or oven in this case. This one was kinda fun and turned out some tasty poppers. Make these ahead of time and take them to your Halloween party and throw them in the oven. Your friends will dig em.

Ingredients:

  • Crescent Dough (1 can)
  • Jalapeños
  • Cream Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese (Use your favorite Cheese)
  • Egg
  • BBQ Rub
  • Candy Eyes (Party City)

[After the JUMP: spooooooky good]

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MGoBBQ: Pig Shots

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GoBlueBBQ October 19th, 2017 at 12:00 PM

[Sponsor Note from Seth: My wife just made her pulled chicken recipe in the slow cooker and then she mixed it 50-50 with the spicy yellow lentil hummus by Lantana and we ate it by dipping lightly toasted pitas in the bowl. Un-frikkin-believable how good this is. Lantana provides the sponsorship so we can bring you Joe Pichey’s way more complex and awesome recipes. You should really really try their hummus if you haven’t yet.

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Also it’s not made of cats!]

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I love an easy appetizer recipe especially when bacon is involved. Toss in some cheese, jalapeños and brown sugar and I’m hooked. This one is super easy and can be changed to to fit your taste buds. I’ve made these a few times and they always disappear quicker than an ice cold barley pop after eating some Lantana Extra Spicy 3 Pepper hummus. (My favorite) They go fast is what I’m saying’.

Ingredients:

  • Kielbasa
  • Cream Cheese (Pick your favorite flavor)
  • Sour Cream
  • Bacon
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Brown Sugar
  • Jalapeños - OPTIONAL
  • Your favorite rub

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MGoBBQ: Pork Steaks

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Seth October 12th, 2017 at 12:00 PM

[Sponsor Note: We started doing these recipes because Matt Gase, then CEO of a barbecue sauce company, offered to sponsor Joe Pichey’s materials for it. Later Matt and his wife decided to create a new company that makes #MichiganDifference good hummus.

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Also it’s not made of cats!]

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I have moved on from my obsession with pork bellies and gone ALL IN on the St. Louis classic, the PORK STEAK. Not that I don’t enjoy a good pork belly burnt end or pork belly braid every once and awhile, but I am officially on the PORK STEAK express. This is a staple in the St. Louis area and huge in the midwest. We just recently started getting pork steaks in at my local grocery store and butcher shop.

A pork steak is basically a steak cut from the shoulder of the pig. They are commonly referred to as a pork blade steak as well. If your butcher does not carry them, but carries bone-in pork shoulder or butts, he can cut them for you. Think of a bone-in pork butt sliced into 1 inch thick steaks leaving a little bone in each steak. These will be slow smoked to render some fat and finished over high heat to add some sweet an sticky BBQ goodness. You will love these, I promise!

Ingredients:

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