Saturday, June 18, 2011
BLUES HOG HONEY MUSTARD BARBECUE SAUCE
“And now for something completely different.” Mustard barbeque sauce is on the table today. The West Coast has a preference for sweet tomato based sauces for ribs and chicken. I have seen recipes for South Carolina mustard BBQ sauce and have been curious. ‘Blues Hog’ originated in Tennessee and now is based in Missouri. Blues Hog regular tomato bbq sauce is spectacular and is worth searching out. We saw this mustard mustard/honey barbeque sauce and said: Why not?
Opening the lid vinegar and mustard aromas will grab your attention. A quick dip of the pinky resulted in a sweet molasses/mustard flavor. The real test will be on some chicken and ribs. The Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker was brought into service. Today’s fuel was briquettes supplemented with hickory wood chunks. Some chicken and ribs were rubbed in some dry rub and dispatched to the grill.
This sweet mustard sauce really shined on the chicken. This was a Ms. Goofy favorite. The twang from the vinegar and mustard was tamed with the honey sweetness. The ribs were a different story. In our opinion this sauce just does not cut it on pork ribs. Maybe it is just our West Coast preference but this experiment was a bust for the ribs. Overall, it is nice having something a little different on our chicken. This sauce is unique and tasty. It sure is fun experimenting.