Thursday, June 5, 2008

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce on the Grill

Today, while sitting and sweating and studying Trigonometry (I've moved on from the Geometry) I was wishing a lot of things. I was wishing they could make a knee brace that wasn't hot and itchy. I was wishing I was 10 and could run through the sprinkler. I was wishing that maybe it was less than a million percent humidity and maybe a little cooler. But mostly I was wishing for an idea of what to cook for dinner without turning on the oven or the stove. The grill of course leaps to mind, but we just had grilled chicken thighs the other day and I didn't want to do anything elaborate.

It is very rare that my wishes come true, but today they did. See Courtney posted the other day about Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. Which really put me in the mood for some tasty barbecue. So I left a nice comment. One thing led to another and a package containing 2 bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce and some recipes arrived at my doorstop today. Yes that's TWO bottles. I am a very lucky wish granted girl. Apparently Country Bob's also makes a spicy version of the sauce, a barbecue sauce, and seasoning salt. But let me tell you this All Purpose Sauce is amazing.

It has a real tangy and zesty smell. I tasted a little of it and it had a nice zingy taste. It's not thick like a barbecue sauce, but it seems a little thicker and smoother than A1 Steak Sauce. So I opened up the little recipe package and there weren't any recipes in it for pork chops (which I quickly pulled out of the freezer and was already thawing in the microwave). There was a recipe for a grilled pork tenderloin, so I used that as my inspiration. I whipped it together in a Ziploc bag and let those pork chops marinate for 2 hours.

You know it's hot when the Brain didn't want to grill. So I became the grill mistress. I decided while I was at it that I would grill those 2 leftover chicken thighs. (Costco thighs come in packages of 5 and that other grill recipe this week called for 8). So although our meal was heavy on the meat side, a chicken thigh and a pork chop each, we had a nice tossed salad and our house stayed nice and cool.
On the side of the bottle it says "Christ is our CEO". Does that mean that I can say GOD wanted me to grill today?

Grilled Pork Chops and Chicken Thighs
original Shazam recipe

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp light soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp ground ginger
2 scallions chopped
1 cup Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce
2 boneless pork chops
2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Mix the garlic, soy sauce, oil, ginger, and scallions in a large zip top bag. Add the pork chops and marinade, turning occasionally, for 2 hours. Add the chicken thighs to the bag and marinate for another 20 minutes.

Prepare the grill. Turn the flame down very low and place the pork chops on the grill, leaving the chicken still in the bag. 5 minutes later add the chicken thighs to the grill. Basting halfway through, continue to grill until the pork chops are 170 degrees and the thighs 180 degrees.

6 comments:

Kelly Mahoney said...

Ha, that's an interesting observation about the bottle. It was either Jack in the Box or In and Out Burger that has a religious verse printed on the bottom of the wrapper. I always thought it was a weird place for it.

standing still said...

Hmmmm. What other things could the bottle say? Jesus lights my fire? Turn up the gas with Christ? Don't pour lighter fluid on a Burning Bush? Put the cover on the Weber or the Holy Spirit might just snuff out your dinner plans? Sorry, couldn't help myself. And me, a Lutheran Church Basement woman with the apron, to boot.

glamah16 said...

Yes child, HE wanted you to BBQ! How fun that you got some. Yes the sauce is truly God inspired and he's proud of it.
So are you like prepping for a game show or something. What's with the math? I love those thighs at Costco. CS tries to make me get breasts, but those thighs cook up great!

glamah16 said...

Question? Are you basting with the Country Bobs? Couldn't tell from recipe. The marinade sounds just the way I like it!

Mary said...

Kelly- That's interesting about the burger joints. I never knew that.

Marti- All this from a church lady! Really I think God on a sauce bottle makes him more palatable. Get it? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Courtney- We get both the thighs and the breasts. I used the sauce as a marinade and then basted once with it halfway through grilling. It was fantastic!

Deborah said...

I'm waiting for my sauce to arrive! This looks fabulous, and now you have me even more excited!