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March 14, 2013

AN ANGEL'S SALSA DIABLO

Q'Believers, last week out of the blue we received a message via the Twitterverse from J.Dickey's Sauces customer service extraordinaire Viron asking if we'd be interested in field testing their line of products.  It took me about a nanosecond to click send on my "ABSOLUTELY" message after checking out the website and their funky ass collection of Q sauces.  As you know from following my rants, TRASHAMANIA is not just some cliche BBQ movement!  I've brought science, pop culture and studio wrasslin references into this blog but am most proud of my opining on the ability of BBQ to actually be a healthy means of sustenance.  To say that J.Dickey's commitment to gluten free ingredients and the shunning of high fructose corn syrup intrigued the hell out of me was an understatement!

The Final Great Blizzard of March 2013 was on it way last Friday so I had the TrashWife defrost some beef ribs in anticipation of a SNOW DAY and  hopes of doing a review post for my new Maverick ET-732.  I had planed on putting the Maverick through its paces and comparing it with my IQue 110 and calibrated $10 Turkey Fryer Thermometer installed on my UDS.  The results were all 3 stayed within 4 degrees of each other for over 6 hours and there was not one signal drop from the remote on the Maverick!  I will take that any day!
3 hours into the cook my plan was to scour the net for a new sauce to whip up since I was out of fruit for my Patented and/or Stolen Blueberry BBQ concoction.  Just as I was about to start my search, a Blue Angel (Mr. FedEx Man) braved the storm and dropped off a box from J.Dickey's on my porch!!  To say I was shocked was an understatement since Viron had just shipped the package the afternoon before!  The great BBQer in the sky was making His magic happen and he was helped by some kick ass customer service!

In the shipment was a bottle of Bourbon Sauce, their version of North Carolina Vinegar Sauce dubbed "Maryland" Sauce and the strangest concoction ever to grace the Q'Niverse--Blackberry Habanero!!!!  I figured since we were still in the berry family the SALSA DIABLO would be the way to go on the Flintstones beef bones.  Folks...Truer words have never come from the TrashMan's lips!
Disclaimer: I love spicy foods!  Not like crazy Indian gas mask spice, but some serious open up your nostrils heat.  Out of the jar this sauce is hot.  The sweetness of the berries is amazing and such a compliment for the pepper that you really do not notice the heat after the first taste.  I found myself finger scooping the sauce out of my basting bowl before it even made it to the ribs--it was that good and I had to refill it!  I did a single, standard application of the sauce with about half hour left in the smoke and the glaze turned out very nice as you can see above.  I was shocked how much of the spice seemed to evaporate during the cook giving a very sweet rib with just the hint of kick in the end.

Big Green Mendo brought his Cleat by for a tasting as he "just happened to be in the neighborhood," during the blizzard!  He so enjoyed the sauce that he stole the remaining half bottle and used it on brisket burnt ends during a practice session the next day.  A container of said burnt ends made it to school the next Monday and proceeded to survive about 7 minutes before being totally and completely decimated by Savage High School Educators!

To a man, everyone commented on how flavorful the sauce was and inquired when we would be making more FREE BBQ for the staff slathered in the stuff!  TYWBBQ is seriously kicking around the notion of using this sauce as our go-to base on our competition burnt ends.  If it's good enough for Sloatsburg's Premiere Competition BBQ Team then you can bet your bottom dollar it is Okey Dokey for your pantry any day! Give it a look--you will not be disappointed!

LOVE, PEACE and SMOKE
The TrashMan
TELLYOUWHATBBQ.com

3 comments:

  1. I absolutely love J. Dickey's Sauces. If you can ever get him to make you a special batch of Honey Habanero you will truly be blown away!

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  2. HONEY HABANERO?!? It would appear that J.Dickey's has been holding out on us!!

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  3. I can attest to the Honey Habanero as well. AWESOME SAUCE!!!

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