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Mardi Gras. Is there a more joyous food holiday? Fat Tuesday revels in the richest, fattiest, most calorie-laden and decadent edibles. Hallelujah! In New Orleans, King Cake is the most iconic indulgence, decorated in purple, green, and gold. But other Cajun and Creole foods find their way to Mardi Gras tables from jambalaya to gumbo to muffuletta. Even if you can't make it down to New Orleans, celebrate Mardi Gras with our best NOLA-inspired recipes like grilled oysters, red beans and rice, and BBQ shrimp & andouille po' boys. Laissez les bons temps rouler!


 

Mardi Gras king cake
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a wild party! Celebrate this holiday with the iconic King Cake and other Cajun and Creole foods from jambalaya and gumbo to muffuletta, andouille po' boys, grilled oysters, red beans and rice, pralines, hurricanes, and Sazerac cocktails. Here are some our favorite NOLA-inspired recipes. read more
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Here's what's new in the BBQ world and all our new content! There's so much stuff on this site that it's hard to find what's news. So we put all the new content here in one simple list. read more
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red beans and rice
Enjoy a taste of New Orleans with this recipe for classic red beans and rice! In NOLA, Sunday is ham night, and on Monday, the leftover ham and the ham bone are used to make Red Beans and Rice, a traditional Creole stew that can be prepped quickly and simmers for several hours before diving in. read more
best bbq ribs ever
Here are step by step instructions for mouthwatering BBQ ribs that are so juicy and tender, just like the competition pitmasters and the best ribjoints do it. Start with our award winning spice rub and end with championship tangy sticky sweet sauce. And you do not need a smoker, you can do it on a grill! read more
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Can't get outside to the charcoal grill? Ran out of propane? Your apartment building doesn't allow grills? Grill it or smoke it indoors! From broiling and fireplace grilling to stovetop smoking and slow cooker pulled pork BBQ, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to enjoy grilled food and BBQ year round. read more
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Good cooking needs more than good recipes. The best chefs understand "why" as well as "how" and they have developed tricks and techniques that can make major differences in the outcome. Here is more of the science behind cooking and some of our favorite tips and tricks that make cooking easier, and the outcome better. read more
shrimp po boy
Savory New Orleans BBQ shrimp and spicy Andouille sausage are the stars of the show in this recipe for a grilled po boy. Served on crusty French style bread and packed full of meat and/or seafood, the po' boy sandwich is a New Orleans staple and our Barbecue Shrimp & Andouille Po-Boy twist is surely an instant classic. read more
Texas Hot Guts
In Texas, smoked sausage is as central to barbecue as brisket. There is no standard recipe, but natural casings always hold the ground meat mixture. My favorite blend leans more on pork than beef and includes lots of black pepper. If you like smoked sausage, you'll love this Texas Hot Guts recipe. read more
Grilled Oysters with Roast Garlic Butter and Romano
If you've only ever eaten oysters raw, this recipe will be a revelation. And if you've never warmed up to oysters, give this recipe a try. Oysters Grilled with Roasted Garlic Butter and Romano are easy to make, drenched with rich flavors, and utterly delicious. read more
BBQ and Grilling Hacks
BBQ cooks are some of the most inventive cooks around. Live fire, hot coals, grill grates, heavy hunks of raw and cooked meat...they can all present some serious challenges. Here are our favorite outdoor cooking hacks to save both time and money while also creating delicious BBQ! read more
sous vide grilled bison ribeye with butter on top
Sous-Vide-Que combines the best of three great cooking methods: grilling, smoking, and sous vide. From grilling you get the rich flavors of browning. From smoking, you get the alluring aromas of wood smoke. And from sous vide, you get evenly cooked meat that is incredibly tender and juicy. read more
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Here's a list of the AmazingRibs.com top 10 recipes of the year, the best and most visited ones on our site, including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, pastrami, smoked turkey, spice rubs, and other BBQ favorites. read more
AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal for best thermometers
A good digital thermometer is a cook's most important tool. Our electrical engineer has tested more than 150. There is nothing like it in the world. You can use the search options at left. Below are the best, our Platinum Medal winners. Get the unbiased results for each product. read more
marinara pizza on the grill
You want to make the best pizza? Here's what you need to know from thin crust to deep dish, Naples to Rome, Detroit to New York, baking stones to steels, grills to pizza ovens, reliable dough recipes to the best topping combinations, and everything in between. read more
Fried onion rings
Frying is a project for your grill. If you do it on your grill, who cares if there are spatters, smoke, and there is no smoke alarm. Here are some articles and recipes that will show you how to make great fried chicken, onion rings, and more on your grill. read more
griddle grill
Cooking on a hot griddle, flattop, or plancha is a great way to get an all-over flavorful sear. And it is fun! read more
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If you are new to BBQ and grilling, start here. These articles will give you a solid foundation on BBQ and grilling equipment, ingredients, and techniques. You'll learn about thermodynamics, how to control temperature, meat science, smoke science, and how to get your food done exactly how you want it when you want it. read more
AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal
Our team of professional reviewers is hard at work finding the best and worst grills, smokers, thermometers, tools, accessories, artisan foods, and books for you. read more
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Want a great steak tonight? You don't have to shell out last week's paycheck at an expensive steakhouse. Here's how to cook the perfect steak at home. Six simple steps will get there, and we cover both the basics and the deeper details of buying, trimming, seasoning, and cooking your ideal cut of beef. read more
Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Butter
If your side dishes seem a bit tired, try a new twist with grilled hasselback sweet potatoes. Sliced partially through, the sweet potatoes begin to open up like an accordion, making for a stunning presentation. A flavorful blend of butter, pecans, and maple syrup makes the dish even more impressive for guests. read more
saucing smoked bbq ribs
We're crazy for incredible BBQ ribs and have plenty of rib recipes, smoking techniques, equipment recommendations, and mythbusting secrets throughout the site. But we know sometimes you just want to see the highlight reel instead of watching the whole game. No problem. Here are the 8 key steps you need to take. read more
charred ears of corn on a charcoal grill
New to charcoal grilling? Here's everything you need from the best grill and charcoal to tongs and a reliable thermometer. read more
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Ready for a new rig? A brand new, good quality gas grill, smoker, or pellet grill doesn't have to break the bank. For many folks, the sweet spot is about 500 bucks. These 5 grills and smokers all cost less than $500, and they are all winners of our highest honor, the AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal for Best Value. read more
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twice baked potatoes
Baked potatoes are so good that they become even better by baking them twice! For this method, I bake the potatoes whole on the grill, then mash and mix the cooked potato with spiced sour cream, stuff it back into the potato jacket, top it with cheddar cheese and bake it again. Potato nirvana! read more
barbecue in 1800s
BBQ. Barbecue. Barbeque. Bar B Que. No matter how you spell it, it is a phenomenon that has a fanatic following in all areas of the country and around the world. In this section you will learn where it all began and how people in different regions practice this ancient art. read more
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Launched in 2005, AmazingRibs.com started off as a hobby and labor of love. While it's no longer a hobby, it has grown and morphed from a one-man amateur operation into a professional website. The main thing you should learn is that we are serious about food and cooking. The love of this shows in everything we do. read more
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Check out our videos to see detailed BBQ and grilling techniques, step by step recipes, and video reviews of grills, smokers, thermometers and other products we have tested and find useful. read more
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Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Join us July 31, 2020 through August 2, 2020 for an AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club Meat-Up in Memphis, home of great barbecue, blues, soul, and rock & roll. Hang out with your virtual friends from the Pitmaster Club, meet Meathead, Max, Clint, Huskee, Spinaker, and David. read more

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