Spooky Smoky Shrimp and Lobster Cocktail with Spirulina

#grilledshrimp #lobster #halloween
Grilled Shrimp and Lobster with BBQ Cocktail Sauce, Green Spirulina Tarter Sauce and Grilled Veggie Sticks.

by Chef Mick Brown, Courtesy of www.BBQRESCUES.org

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,

INGREDIENTS

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

 

Directions:

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.

Veggies

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.

Sauces

4. Add all Ingredients for each Red and Green Sauce in separate Bowls. Whip each into blended smooth, with solid colors.

Presentation

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!

 

Brands- Recipe Post is non-sponsored, but here are Brands used:

L’Dubyah’s Homemade Stiq and Stay BBQ Sauce

https://www.gofundme.com/ldubyahs-stiq-stay-bbq-sauce

HEROIC! BBQ Rub

http://www.californiagoldrub.com/

Beaver Brand Zesty Deli Horseradish Sauce

https://beavertonfoods.com/product/beaver-deli-horseradish-sauce-12-5-oz/

PurePlanet Spirulina Powder

https://pureplanet.com/products/spirulina

Better!Broom (background)

http://www.betterbroom.com/

Wellness Mama’s Blog on Benefits of Spirulina

https://wellnessmama.com/4738/spirulina-benefits/

 

VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Spotlight on BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Activities 2017

#BBQRECUES #BBQRESCUESFoundation
LA Mayor Office Sponsored Community LAPD NorthEast Division. BBQ RESCUES! Foundation donated Fresh and Grilled Fruits and Veggies to over 350 Attendees. June 2017

2017 ACTIVITIES/ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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.

February

Social Media Promotion- Breast Cancer Awareness Month (American Cancer Society)

Men Who Love Women to Wear Something Red on Friday February 3, 2017- Grill Masters Too!

#Ribs #Berries #Sauce #SouthernKrunk #RandyHill
#Ribs with Red Blackberry #BBQ #Sauce. Photo by #RandyHill of #SouthernKrunk of #HotSprings #Arkansas

Video Release: Heart Healthy Grilled Popcorn Recipe, sponsored by LuvaFoodie  http://luvafoodie.com/

March-April 

Chef Mick Brown and BBQ RESCUES! Foundation featured in LA’s Most Inspirational Stories in VoyageLA Magazine. http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-mick-brown-bbq-rescues-la-metro-surrounding-areas/

#ChefMickBrown #bbqrescues #cateringlosangeles
Chef Mick Brown always includes plenty of Grilled Veggies. Catering corporate BBQ in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.

#GYMM [Gift Your McFastFood Money] Healthy BBQ Benefit for Our Children Our Future (OCOF)  and Great Inspiration for Teens (GIFT)- Houston, TX The BBQ RESCUES! Foundation

#getfitchallenge #sheditforlife #bbqrescues #chefmickbrown #LarryB
Larry B filming the #GYMM BBQ Charity event in Houston in late April, 2017.

 

Participate at National Barbecue and Grilling Association (NBBQA) I Am BBQ Conference- Fort Worth, TX.   I Am BBQ 2017

#BBQRESCUESFoundation #ChefMickBrown #BigMoCason #2017IAmBBQ #NBBQA
BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Chef Mick Brown with Superstar Grill Master Big Mo Cason at the 2017 “I Am BBQ” Conference by NBBQA (National Barbecue and Grilling Association).

 

Youtube Video Release- LowFat Gluten-Free Vegan or Smoked Meat Gumbo Recipe https://youtu.be/9UnGiSMp9UU

May 

Social Media Promotion- GreySave Greyhound Rescues Fundraiser, La Cresenta, CA.

GreySave Greyhound Photo Game

#ChefMickBrown #Greysave

 

Demo andFundraising at “Relay For Life” American Cancer Society, Los Angeles

Celebrating American Cancer Society HEROES at Relay For Life

#AmericanCancerSociety #RelayForLife #GeneAutryMuseum #Griffith Park June #2013.
American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at the Gene Autry Museum, Griffith Park June 2013.

Healthy BBQFoundation Fundraiser- Memorial Day Weekend, Burbank, CA.

BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Launches First California Fundraiser on Memorial Day Weekend at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank, CA.

 

Youtube Video Release- DIY Environmentally Friendly BBQ Smoker Tesla Video https://youtu.be/mrHCCg4kWRY

June

Volunteer Staff at Celiac Disease Foundation Gluten Free Expo, Pasadena, CA.  https://celiac.org/

Mick+CDF Expo 2017

Donated & Served Fresh & Grilled Veggie and Fruits Options at LAPD N/E Division Community Picnic (350 Participants)

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#GYMM Health BBQ Fundraiser- Chicago, Il.

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Youtube Video Release- Low-Fat Ribs Recipe Video sponsored by Rubbin’ Right and True Made Foods  https://www.truemadefoods.com . http://www.rubbinright.com/

July

Sponsored Cooking Demo- Nutritious Grilled Cocktail Party Appetizers, Burbank CA.

Salmon Salad 7:17 UPW

July 26th- Donated Catering Services for Staff Appreciation Lunch- Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles https://www.hhcla.org/

#HHCLA #ChefMickBrown #BBQ #Luncheon #HomelessHealthcareLosAngeles #BBQRESCUESFoundation
BBQ RESCUES! Foundation’s Chef Mick Brown with Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles Director Mark Casavova and Sous Chef Maynor at HHCLA Staff Luncheon.

 

Perfect Peel Baker’s Boards pledges donations to BBQ RESCUES! Foundation for purchases of our Logo Peels or Discount on your Custom Boards (mention BBQ RESCUES!) https://www.thebakersboard.com/

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August

Supported OCOF Community Back-to-School Driove 8/17/19- Chicago  https://www.youcaring.com/ourchildrenourfuture-855807?utm_source=frlive&utm_content=cf_cp_01

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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)

#ChefMickBrown #RitaOra
Chef Mick Brown with International Recording Artist Rita Ora, after Grilling for last minute “Teen Choice Awards” afterparty.

 

BBQ RESCUES! makes new friends at Long Beach BBQ Festival with Watts Health Project and Crenshaw Community Health Center  https://www.longbeachbbqfestival.com/

http://www.wattshealth.org/      http://www.wattshealth.org/clinical-services/crenshaw-community-health-center/

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Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles #GYMM Event Pre-Labor Day Block Party (postponed)

COMING UP:

September

Coordinate “DALLAS CARES!” BBQ Rally to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Relief  https://bbqrescues.com/2017/09/01/dallas-cares-bbq-hurricane-harvey-benefit-planned-for-september-10th/

 

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To BENEFIT

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March 14-17th, 2018

NBBQA Healthy Grilling Conference Session and Cooking Demos (Pending)

National Barbecue and Grilling Association I Am BBQ 2018

More COMING SOON!

Quick Easy Recipe for Low-Fat Boneless BBQ Ribs

by Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy of www.BBQRescues.org

“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]

#BBQ #ribs #easy #boneless #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
Ribs served first time publicly at Family Reunion in Indiana.

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.

#Ribs #bbqribs #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
Never before seen behind-the-scenes look at Smoked Back Ribs being finished for Pool Birthday Party back in March 2014.  Chef Mick: “I always try to use the freshest, leanest cuts of Back Ribs. When served, they don’t stay around long”

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.

#lowfat #boneless #bbqribs #bbqrescues
Very First Time I tried to experriment with Quicki Lowfat Ribs Recipe, this is how the Skewers looked.

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.

#chefmickbrown #lowfat #bbqribs #recipe #bbqrescues
The first Marinade we tried for easier and leaner BBQ Ribs included Worcestershire Sauce, and a blend of Dry BBQ Rubs.

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.

#ribs #bbqribs #Boneless #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
The first time using Greg’s Gas Grill as a Smoker. The Lean Boneless “Ribs” smoked nicely for 8 Minutes per side.

#BBQ #Ribs #LowFat #Bites #bbqrescues
On the very first try, we decided to serve RibLet Bites, with BBQ and Jalapeno Hot Sauce as dipping Sauces. Fish dish was for fun nod to Client’s Family’s day at Pool.

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.

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The second time the Recipe was cooked by client Blake Mycoskie (Founder of Tom’s Shoes). They were extra lean and we put Skewers through center for even Smoking.

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.

#boneless #bbq #ribs #bbqrescues
Boneless Ribs sampled at Corporate Board. Food was enjoyed, but they went with different Caterer (this time).

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!

LFRIBS COVERFrom 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.ChgoRibs6:17

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:

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Quick Low-Fat Boneless Smoked BBQ Ribs

INGREDIENTS:

  • Marbled Boneless Pork Roast (Can be Shoulder, Roast, etc. Loin may be too lean)
  • BBQ Dry Rub
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Worchestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Wooden or Metal Skewers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Hickory Wood Chips or Chunks (depending on your Grill)
  • Basting Brush

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Slice Pork into 1 1/2- 2″ Inch Strips (cut against grain as much as possible.
  2. Marinate Pork in Dry Rub, Worcestershire Sauce and Salt/Pepper to taste
  3. Carefully Skewer through Center of Meat as much as Possible, co it stays in Contact on Grill.
  4. Place Ribs 2″ Inches apart on Sheet of Foil (roll up edges to hold juice)
  5. Set up your Grill for Indirect Smoking using right technique fir Grill (link)
  6. Smoke Ribs in Low Heat for 20 Minutes, flipping halfway through to get Smoke on both sides.
  7. Baste in Foil with BBQ Sauce on both Sides, then quickly char each side on hot side of Grill to sear in juices.
  8. If using Wooden Skewers, you makerwant to trim off ends for a more Finger licking Rib Experience.

VIDEO

LINKS

Pork & Lamb Nutrition Chart (USDA)-  https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/26149a58-d0f7-47a4-81d0-42b310a6d417/Pork_Lamb_Poster_0911.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Homemade Rub Recipes- https://bbqrescues.com/2015/09/12/bbq-rescues-smoking-recipes-for-homemade-bbq-rubs/

How To Smoke Food on Any Grill- https://bbqrescues.com/2015/09/12/bbq-rescues-smoking-food-on-charcoal-grills-ceramic-eggs-or-gas-grills/

Instagram- Grilling Photos with Blake Mycoskie-  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSlioliFCK-/?taken-by=blakemycoskie

BBQ RESCUES! on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BBQRescues/

Sponsors:

THe BBQ RESCUES! Foundation- https://bbqrescues.com/the-bbq-rescues-foundation/

True Made Foods- https://www.truemadefoods.com

Rubbin’ Right Rubs- http://www.rubbinright.com/

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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 like Childhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.org.