If you are reading this, you are probably among the growing number of Americans who are trying to take better care of themselves, which includes increasing exercise and eating a bit healthier, This can also include Grilling BBQ with Leaner Meats, Seafood and adding plenty of Veggies at every meal. For Halloween we thought it is the perfect time to do a Recipe introducing Spirulina. No it’s nothing scary, but a delicious superfood supplement said to be the most “Nutrient Dense Food On the Planet”. Give it a try and see what you think.
Smoky Grilled Shrimp and Lobster Cocktail
For each 1 LB Jumbo Shrimp ( 16-20 or Larger Recommended). Can be served as Appetizer or Entree. Make a separate Veggie Only Plate if Vegetarian on Non-Shell Fish Eaters are expected. For Full Vegetarian Version, use Vegan Sauces, Fresh Horseradish and add more Hearty Veggies like Grilled Carrots, Parsnips, Beets,
1 LB Large Raw Shrimp
2-4 Raw Lobster Tails
Herb & Spice BBQ Rub or Grill Seasoning
Fresh Ground Pepper
Pink Himalayan Salt
3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Dill
2 Large-Medium Purple Potatoes
2 Large-Medium Sweet Potatoes
3 Stalks Celery
2 Large Lemons
Fat Free Greek Dressing (Optional)
BBQ Cocktail Sauce
1 Cup BBQ Sauce
1/4 Cup Creamed Horseradish
2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
Glowing Green Tarter Sauce
1 Cup Tarter Sauce (Lowfat Ok)
2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Dill
1 Tbsp Spiralina Powder
Shrimp & Lobster
1. Clean and Marinate Shrimp and Lobster in 2-4 Tbsp BBQ, Salt, Pepper, 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice and 3 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Dill. Then place on Skewers on flat sides. Grill in Smoker 6-8 Minutes per Side until they turn white.
2. May wrap Potatoes in plastic and precook microwave for 5 minutes to make easier to cut and Grill faster. Slice into 1-1/2”- 2” Slices. Season with BBQ Seasoning, Salt, Pepper and optional Fat Free Greek Dressing. Grill on Smoker for 10 Minutes per side, until tender. Then cut on long side Slices into 1-1/2” Dipping Strips.
3. Grill Lemons in 2” Slices and marinate cleaned Celery Stalks. Grill them whole for 3-4 Minutes per side. Want to add Char but not cook them soft. Cut Celery into Sticks after removing from Grill.
4. Add all Ingredients for each Red and Green Sauce in separate Bowls. Whip each into blended smooth, with solid colors.
5. Place bowls in center of large Platter, Give a final squeeze of fresh Lemon Juice and garish each bowl with Grilled Lemon Wedges. Add a few Shrimp around the rim of each Bowl. Garlnsh with alternately colored Veggie Sicks and Half Moon Slices of Grilled Lemons.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN & Enjoy!
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The BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is active with Video Production and Social Media outreach to promote Fitness and Healthier Grilling, as well as other important Community Projects. Here are some Highlights of our Activities, thus far. Check back soon for Updates.
Social Media Promotion- Breast Cancer Awareness Month (American Cancer Society)
Participated in 8/12/17 Back-to-School “Lit Burger” Fundraiser- Houston, TX. Released Music Video/Short “I Stay Lit” featuring KDog (Kalum Johnson) to promote 8/26/17 Houston Fundraiser, pre-empted by Hurricane Harvey. The Kalum you see in this video will never be the same. Nearly 12,000K Youtube Views, and counting… See some of his Post Harvey Community Efforts on his Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/kalum.johnson
Chef Mick’s Los Angeles catering team performs a BBQ RESCUES! for “Teen Choice Awards” last minute afterparty for International Recording Artist and host of ABC-TV’s “BoyBand”. the multitalented Rita Ora (who is a new Fan of our LowFat Ribs Recipe)
“You say you want a Revolution? Well, you know. We all want to change the World. …You say you got a real Solution? Well, you know. We’d all love to see the Plan… ” [From Song “Revolution” by The Beatles]
There is no question that Ribs are America’s #1 Favorite BBQ Meat of Choice. Our thumbs remain Way Up(!) to Grill Masters everywhere- for the time you regularly spend to carefully Season, Marinate and Smoke Pork Ribs to Perfection every day. Our Fathers, their Fathers and thousands of Grill Masters for generations have invested their hearts to make Amazing Ribs more enjoyable every time. We’d never hope, nor expect traditional BBQ Ribs to go away anytime soon.
As a Hollywood BBQ Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, it’s no secret that many Home Grillers can’t come close to making the mighty Ribs we get at America’s top rated BBQ Joints or the succulent Ribs we see on TV’s “BBQ Pitmasters”. So many of you are stuck with reheating the shrink wrapped, pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Ribs we find in most Grocery Meat Departments.
I have to give credit for this Recipe’s inspiration to two recent Private Grilling Clients. One in Pasadena- Greg (A Disney Sr. VP of Finance)- was the first to ever convince me teach him my Secrets to Ribs. As part of our Lesson we went shopping and picked up a rack of Ribs for him to marinate overnight, and then smoke the next Day. As an experiment, we also bought a small Pork Loin to see if giving it the same seasoning and smoking the Strips quickly would actually taste like real Ribs.
We followed the Recipe below, and they came out tasting so good, that Greg wondered aloud why we go through so much trouble with Full Racks. We served the RibLets poolside to his Family and they quickly disappeared.
The next time I made the Recipe was a fluke. I was doing a second Grilling Lesson with Blake Mycoskie (of Tom’s Shoes and Toms Foundation) in his famous Malibu Treehouse Estate. The original plan was to make Beef Ribs on his new Smoker, but while shopping, they were nowhere to be found. Instead, I offered to show him this new Quick Pork Ribs Recipe, and see it if would remind him of Bone-In Ribs. We served them to his wife and son. Once again, they couldn’t believe that the taste rivaled Slow Cooked Ribs.
In June I finally had the courage to try the Boneless Ribs recipe at a Sample Tasting for the high powered Board of one of Hollywood’s top Celebrity Financial Consulting Companies. They raved about the Ribs, but chose a different Caterer this time around. However, their reaction gave me the confidence to to try making them for a bigger group.
So during recent a trip to the Midwest, I served the Recipe at a large Family Reunion in Indiana, and at a private BBQ RESCUES! Foundation #GYMM Benefit, hosted at the home of my sister Marcia and her Husband Lorenzo. The Ribs were a hit at both functions. In the past, I’ve had to give Marcia credit for first getting me interested in learning the best ways to Smoke Foods. Now she earns Bonus Points for teaching me a Shortcut for Grilled Sweet Potatoes [Microwave for 5-7 Minutes before cutting]. Thanks Sis!
From there, we recruited True Made Foods and Rubbin’ Right Rubs to sponsor a cooking video- “Quick Low-Fat Smoked BBQ Ribs and Grilled Sweet Potato Fries” for the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. To date the Video has over 28,000 Views and dozens of Shares on Facebook. Though their brands are used in the video, you are encouraged to try this Recipe at home with your favorite Dry Rub Seasoning, BBQ, and Dipping Sauces. Link below are some Recipes ideas for your own Homemade Rubs.
I am not strong at Math, but by my calculations, there are still Millions of BBQ Lovers who have yet to hear of this Quick, Delicious Low-Fat Alternative to traditional Bone-In Ribs. I strongly encourage you to try this Recipe at home. Share them with Family and Friends. Also, please share your #BBQLowFatBonelessRibs Photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc… We’d love to see (and hear) how yours turn out at Home. Until next time: Eat and Be Well.
Without further ado, here’s our Recipe for:
Quick Low-Fat Boneless Smoked BBQ Ribs
Marbled Boneless Pork Roast (Can be Shoulder, Roast, etc. Loin may be too lean)
BBQ Dry Rub
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Wooden or Metal Skewers
Hickory Wood Chips or Chunks (depending on your Grill)
Slice Pork into 1 1/2- 2″ Inch Strips (cut against grain as much as possible.
Marinate Pork in Dry Rub, Worcestershire Sauce and Salt/Pepper to taste
Carefully Skewer through Center of Meat as much as Possible, co it stays in Contact on Grill.
Place Ribs 2″ Inches apart on Sheet of Foil (roll up edges to hold juice)
Set up your Grill for Indirect Smoking using right technique fir Grill (link)
Smoke Ribs in Low Heat for 20 Minutes, flipping halfway through to get Smoke on both sides.
Baste in Foil with BBQ Sauce on both Sides, then quickly char each side on hot side of Grill to sear in juices.
If using Wooden Skewers, you makerwant to trim off ends for a more Finger licking Rib Experience.
Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs The Adventures of Tastee BQ and BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GYMM Program, that does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases likeChildhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.org.
Community Outreach and Public Information about Healthier Grilling, Recipes, Fitness and Support of other Public Organizations that promote Public Health and Welfare.
In at least 100 words in paragraph format describe the Organization’s Current or Planned Activities, and explain how these Activities further the Organization’s main purpose.
The NonProfit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. will support the ongoing Public Media endeavors of BBQ RESCUES! a free website, online Radio Show, iTunes Podcasts and Youtube Channel that promotes Healthier Grilling, Fitness, Environmental Issues and other important Charitable Causes. The Organization plans to release Recipes to promote Conscious and Mindful eating in both underserved Urban and Rural Communities. We offer Free Online Information via Social Media platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Linked In etc… Also plan to partner with other Socially Conscious Businesses or Organizations to produce affordable Recipe Cookbooks, Pamphlets and/or other helpful and affordable Supplements. In addition to Youtube Videos, we plan to use footage already filmed from Greece, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Texas and Southern California to produce Informative and Entertaining Independent Film Project(s) reflecting the Educational goals of the Organization. We also plan to Tour Communities across the Country to present Lectures and Workshops on Healthy Grilling. These all further the goal of outreach to parts of BBQ Community that are most affected by Diabetes, Childhood (and Adult) Obesity, High Blood Pressure and other preventable diseases.
LOS ANGELES- “We want to make Healthier Grilling FUN!”, according to BBQ RESCUES! (BBQR) Foundation Director, Chef Mick Brown. “And to broaden the way that people think of Barbecue. In 2017, BBQ it is no longer ‘All About the Meat’.” The BBQR Foundation encourages people to use creative and delicious ways to include Fresh Vegetables into their regular BBQ Cookouts, and to consider adding Vegan BBQ Entrees (gasp!) as options for Guests. Brown credits this style of cooking to the success of his top rated Los Angeles catering firm Tastee BQ Grilling Co., which has catered everywhere from a Pool Party at the Beatles Mansion to the Katie and Tom Engagement Party on the Season Finale episode of “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo TV) in 2016. The event was filmed at Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd’s Villa Rosa Estate in Beverly Hills. Brown claims to be the first (and last) Grill Master to ever cook at the famous Manor.
The BBQR Foundation also plans to share recipes with other BBQ Caterers and Restaurants throughout the U.S., encouraging them to add Healthy Grilling options to their Menus. The new organization is already an active Member of The National Barbecue and Grilling Association (NBBQA). The Foundation has been endorsed by Michelle Mazzara, Minnesota TV News Personality and Owner of Luvafoodie.com, Los Angeles Magazine Food Critic Patric Kuh. They have also released an entry to the Tesla/Solar City’s Project Loveday Contest- a unique DIY Solar BBQ Smoker video which they hope will go viral in the upcoming months..
Their first California BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Fundraiser will happen on Memorial Day Weekend at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank on Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th from 12 to 4pm (or until the BBQ sells out). The Wine-Inspired $5 Menu will include Grilled Angus, Chicken Breast, Turkey and Veggie BBQ Sliders, as well as Smoked Jumbo Angus Beef and Turkey Dogs. Gluten Free and Vegan Supporters can order the Grilled Italian Veggie Salad (or add any of the Meats for $2 Bucks), or nosh on Smoked BBQ Chips with HEROIC! Sriracha Sauce. The Urban Press Winery is located at 316 N San Fernando Rd. in Burbank,CA. 91502. The Foundation would appreciate support from anyone near the Burbank Area, Small and Larger Orders can request Pick-Up in advance at www.BBQRESCUES.org.
“Grilling with Wine” Benefit for BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc.
Memorial Day Weekend Cookout at Urban Press Winery in Burbank
Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th (Memorial Day)
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Brioche BBQ Sliders (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
[Your Choice of Grilled Angus Beef, Chicken Breast or Turkey Burger]
Grilled Veggie Sliders (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
Jumbo Smoked Hot Dogs (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
[Angus Beef or Turkey]
Grilled Veggie Italian Salad (Add Meat $2)
Smoked BBQ Chips ($2 w/Dipping Sauce)
Advance Order Form
*Please Allow 24 Hours in Advance for Larger Orders. No Phone Orders Please
It’s that time of year once again. Ever heard the phrase “You Can’t Go Home Again”? It may be true in some instances. However, you’d never hear it from anyone who has ever attended a Relay For Life benefit for the American Cancer Society. Volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer. If you can’t join me in Griffith Park on this Saturday May 20th, at 10:00am, check this link to find a gathering in your area. https://secure.acsevents.org
Whether you have been before or not, the people at Relay For Life always make you feel right at home. For the fourth year, I will be doing Cooking Demonstrations and Samples from 9am-11am. This year’s sales of HEROIC! will benefit the ACS and the new BBQ RESCUES! Foundation. That’s why I always look forward to going “Home Again”. See you there.
Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs The Adventures of Tastee BQ and BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GetFitChallenge, does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases likeChildhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.com