Monday, July 13, 2009

Memphis Style Barbecue

In our continuing series of different styles of BBQ today we will look at the Memphis style.

Memphis style barbecue is mainly made from pulled pork and ribs. Memphis is known most for its dry rubbed barbecue. Memphis dry rub will consist of spices such as garlic powder,onion powder,paprika,cumin and others. Was rubbed the ribs will be placed in a smoker until fall off the bone tender.

The meat will be served with a decadent sweet and tangy tomato based sauce on the side. This is used for dipping the ribs or pouring over the pulled pork.

Memphis is home to the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest which regularly draws over 90,000 barbecue lovers from around the world. Guinness Book of World Records has established this event as the "largest pork cooking barbecue contest in the world.

Places to eat while visiting Memphis
Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous(serving ribs since 1948)
Cozy Corner(great food at a great price)
Jim Neelys' Interstate Bar-B-Q(a local favorite)
Leonard's Pit Barbeque(serving their famous pork sandwiches since 1922)
There our many more BBQ restuarants for you to choose so make sure you plan to stay a while.

Dry Rub Recipe
•4 teaspoons paprika
•2 teaspoons salt
•2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
•2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
•1 teaspoons cayenne
Mix ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. Spread evenly on prepared ribs that have been patted dry and let sit until the rub appears moist.

Memphis Barbecue Sauce Recipes
1 cup ketchup
3/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes; serve warm.


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