What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Anything added to the meat to make it mo better.

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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby egghead » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:50 pm

Not too funky but I use sugar cane for smoke on poultry

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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby B-hill's BBQ » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:38 pm

I have been a big fan of using my home grown crushed red peppers. Consisting of Serrano, Jalapeno and Cayenne.
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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby egghead » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:47 am

New Country wrote:Do you use the cane direct or indirect? Can you use it for grilling?


I have only used it on poultry and I mostly cook poultry indirect. I simply put it on top of the lump right before I put the poultry on.

I strip the loose leaves, cut at the joints, split the cane, then freeze. I use it straight from the freezer - adds a light flavor.

Here is a pic of how much I used on a spatchcocked turkey
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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby BBQ Mike » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:01 am

I also have used sugar cane for chicken. Perhaps after reading this, I will rethink how I do it. I have never frozen it. Probably a good idea.
I do use it offset from the chicken. I have also used the sugar cane for grilling pork chops.
I also knew a man who slathered his brisket with catsup instead of mustard before putting his rub on. He did very well with his method. He got a boat load of throphy's for his brisket. Probably would be still doin it, but he met an untimely death in an accident. I inherited all of his trophy's. They are a prized collection for me.
I have never tried it on my briskets, but it worked for him.
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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby egghead » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:37 pm

BBQ Mike - The only reason I freeze is to keep some handy and keep it from rotting :(

I have some in my freezer going on two years :)

I bet it's good on pork - just never tried it.
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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby smoking g8tr » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:14 pm

I don't know how funky it is but I don't see many people around here use it;

I tuck whole apples in some of the meat when I smoke it. It comes out great and I think it helps with moisture.
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What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby atcNick » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:06 pm

Fish sauce as well. 3 crab brand. Use it to make nuoc mam, a Vietnamese dipping sauce. Works great as a glaze on fried chicken wings.


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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby DATsBBQ » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:49 pm

Favorite would be pepper, any kind of pepper or combos there of but favorite funky ingredient? Don't know if I have one. I've had good luck with cloves, ginger root, cassia bark, garam masala, coconut milk, juniper berries, thyme or sage as key ingredients. Also have gravitated to using sea or Kosher salt instead of table salt. Still playing with a pork rub with mid-eastern undertones with a wee bit more than a tad of heat. Seldom use any refined sugar in my cue, sides sometimes just require it.
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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby niget2002 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:29 pm

Not really funky, but I love the flavor Rosemary adds to just about anything. We grow it ourselves.
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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby sacwoodpusher » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:10 pm

1 cup fish sauce, 1 cup sugar, anf 1/2 cup sambal sauce is used to marinate pork, chicken, or beef prior to grilling

Use a paste of rosemary, sage, garlic, salt, and canola oil to make an italian rub for pork or chicken

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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby RWBTEX » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:05 pm

Through a couple of chopped onions on the coals, awesome smell and flavor
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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby Wild_Bill83 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:38 pm

I have used liquid smoke in my baked beans before
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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby 3 star redneck » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:33 pm

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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby BluDawg » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:12 pm

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Re: What's your favorite funky ingredient?

Postby cfcuccia » Tue May 01, 2012 3:31 pm

Maple syrup. I use it in all my sauces. Great in beans too.

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