Tuesday, November 9, 2010
BIG BOB GIBSON ORIGINAL WHITE SAUCE
Chris Lilly is one of my favorite BBQ celebrities. He has won numerous BBQ championships. He is a television personality and the ‘Corporate Pitmaster’ for ‘Kingsford Charcoal”. This last October I had the privilege to meet this barbeque icon in person at the “American Royal BBQ Championship”. He took the time to meet, greet and pose with yours truly. He was a gentleman and very personable. Chris Lilly is in charge of an award winning restaurant; ‘Big Bob Gibson’s of Decatur, Alabama. ‘Big Bob Gibson’s’ has a signature white sauce. This is a mayonnaise and vinegar based barbeque sauce that hat been around since 1925. It is used to coat barbequed chicken. It is very unique and may be a regional and an acquired taste. We have tried it in the past and were not to happy. After meeting Chris Lilly and realizing he is a ‘Barbeque Superstar’ we decided to give the White Sauce another shot.
The ingredients listed are basically herbs, vinegar and ingredients that create mayonnaise. Herbed mayonnaise with a vinegar spike is all she wrote. We fired up our trusty portable grill with Kingsford charcoal briquettes. The wings were lightly dusted with our favorite rub. Once the wings were done they were doused in the white sauce.
The wings were spicy from the rub and smoky from the grill. The White Sauce was not so very terrible, but it was not our cup of tea. Barbeque and mayonnaise is a concept that I personally cannot grasp. The sauce did taste good with our vegetables and would probably make a good salad dressing. Chris Lilly is still a celebrity in our book and we gave the ‘White Sauce a second chance. It sure was fun to fire up the grill!!!!!!!!!!!