Ravens Bark BBQ Sauce: The Firehouse Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Want something really spicy?  Combine Grill Friends Double Kabob Skewers and Ravensbark The Firehouse BBQ Sauce to make the perfect appetizer for parties, and family barbecues. The flavor combination is so good you’ll have guests asking for more sauce for dipping!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Grill Time: 6-8 minutes

24 large raw shrimp
12 strips of thinly sliced bacon
1 large fresh lime
2 cups RavensBark BBQ Sauce – The Firehouse®

Shell and devein shrimp leaving tails on. Wrap each shrimp tightly with one half strip of bacon. Thread shrimp on each skewer so that they lay flat on their sides on the grill. Grill on medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side until bacon is cooked and shrimp are pink. Squeeze half the lime while on the grill. Remove shrimp to serving platter and squeeze over remaining lime. Brush with RavensBark BBQ Sauce – The Firehouse® .

Serves 4.

Ravens Bark hails from Houston, Texas, where barbecue is an art form. Ravens Bark BBQ Sauce was born from a corporate client who was impressed with a homemade BBQ sauce they tasted while having dinner with the Ravens Bark family and asked them to develop it for his customers.  This request and a family recipe for homemade sauce became the inspiration for the original flavor, The General.  We craft our sauce in small batches, to control quality and insure freshness.  You can bet your boots that every bottle is fresh, balanced to perfection and will make you the neighborhood pit master. HFCS Free.

 

RavensBark BBQ – The Hickory: Grilled Texasburger

Ravens Bark Hickory Texas Burger.

Love a great big juicy delicious home-grilled burger?  Try a grilled Texasburger slathered with RavensBark BBQ Sauce – The Hickory.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Grill Time: 20 minutes

6 (6-ounce) burger patties
salt & freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
1 to 1-1/2 cups RavensBark BBQ Sauce – The Hickory
12-15 slices yellow onion
6 good quality burger buns
melted butter

Heat a grill to medium hot. Pour 1 cup of the RavensBark BBQ Sauce – The Hickory in a baking dish and place to the side.  Season burger patties with salt & pepper.  Place the onion slices around the perimeter of the grill surface turning once during the cook process. Grill the burgers to desired degree of doneness.  With about 3-4 minutes before the burgers are done, place the burger patties in the baking dish with sauce, turning to coat both sides well and return to the grill to caramelize the sauce.  Open the buns and paint the insides with melted butter. Place buns, buttered sides down, on the grill rack; grill buns just long enough to lightly brown, with edges slightly crisp. Place a burger on each bun and pour some of RavensBark BBQ Sauce – The Hickory on top and layer on grilled onion slices. Serves 6

 

Grilled Clams

This weekend we went to a family barbecue in Buffalo, NY and we were inspired!  Nothing says summer like fresh grilled shellfish.  We got our inspiration after watching our cousins “steam” clams on the grill.  They had a cooler filled with little neck clams and placed them directly on the grill over medium heat.  Once the clams are open, they are cooked.  Simply place the cooked clams in bowl and serve with hot sauce or a sprinkle of some Nantucket Off-Shore Bayou Rub.  It’s a crowd pleaser not to mention a great icebreaker.  Standing over a bowl of steaming hot clams is sure to get the conversation going.  Enjoy.

Willingham’s Chex Mix Recipe

We love Willingham’s WHAM on just about everything and we love to use the rubs that we sell to make snack mix. Came across this great recipe for Chex Mix which is a great snack to enjoy year round, give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below!

¼ cup Willingham’s Marinade
¼ cup Willingham’s Mild or Cajun Hot Seasoning
3 pinches of Hot Stuff for Big Kids Only
2 cups Oil (vegetable, corn, or olive)
2 cups peanuts
1 bag pretzels
3 boxes of cereal (Whole Wheat, Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Cheerios, or Crispix)

Preheat Oven to 250 F. Add the first 4 ingredients into a bowl and mix completely. Next, in a very large oven safe roasting pan, add peanuts and pretzels, and pour above mixture into roasting pan, and mix completely. Add the remaining ingredients and mix completely. Bake in the oven for a total of 2 hours while mixing every 30 minutes.

Grill Friends® Barbeque Grill and Cooking Accessories by Original “Grill Girl” Elizabeth Karmel

A new site for Elizabeth Karmel’s Grill Friends® by Harold’s Import has launched with all the details on Elizabeth Karmel’s award-winning line of grilling tools and accessories. The official “Queen of the Grill” Elizabeth Karmel, was raised on the art of outdoor grilling and BBQ in North Carolina and turned her passion for fire into a full-fledged empire.

Karmel’s is the original “Grill Girl” look no further than her impressive list of accomplishments in all things grilling.  Since 2001, she has been educating women grillers (Girls At The Grill), launching her web site www.girlsatthegrill.com. Karmel has written barbeque cookbooks and continues to rite grilling articles for Associate Press, Bon Appetit and Everyday with Rachael Ray just to name a few!  Karmel hosts trips to America’s most famous barbecue regions and is the executive chef at NYC’s and Washington DC’s Hill Country BBQ.

Elizabeth Karmel’s Grill Friends® BBQ accessories are designed by a professional and someone who actual grills and does it professionally. If you are looking to make your grilling experience easy, fun and delicious, Karmel has all of the products and books to make it happen. the Grill Friends® Product line  includes the award-winning Super Silicone™ Angled BBQ Basting Brush, Flavored Wood Chips, Organic Grilling Planks and many more barbecue grill accessories. BBQ Pro Shop has been a supporter of  Elizabeth Karmel and is the exclusive online retailer of the Elizabeth Karmel’s web sites, www.elizabethkarmel.com and www.girlsatthegrill.com.  We are disciples of The Queen of the Grill and she is our Grill Girl!

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