If you’ve read the 500 recipe Barbecue Bible by Steven Raichlen, you’ll probably realise what a comprehensive book Sauces Rubs and Marinades is. It’s got more than 200 recipes in it
The book starts off with some basic definitions of the terms used in the book. These include:
Steven Raichlen then goes on to discuss how, where and when he got the recipes in the book from.
The next section goes on to discuss barbecues and grilling in general, gas and charcoal grills, indirect and direct grilling, how to light a barbecue, and so on. Nice, but not all that important in a Sauces Rubs and Marinades in my opinion.
The last seven chapters are where you’ll find the recipes. The chapter headings being:
Every recipe is accompanied with some narrative, just like The barbecue Bible. Interspersed through the book are little hints and tips. There are even some whole recipes included, like Jumpin’ Jim’s Barbecued Chicken.
All the recipes suggest the type of food that you should use them with.
This is a soft back book with no pictures, Just like The Barbecue Bible. I’ve no problem with this at all.
Some of the recipes only have a handful of ingredients while others have a lot more. The largest list of ingredients, 20 in all, was for Blueberry Barbecue Sauce. Although I’ve not found any that are really complicated.
I’ve tried quite a few of them now and have been pleased with the results.
If you’ve a copy of The Barbecue Bible , that has over 500 recipes you might ask, why you need Sauces Rubs and Marinades?
I bought mine as it came at a reduced price when I ordered from Amazon, otherwise I might not have bought it. However, I’m glad that I did. The recipes are totally new to those that you’ll find in The Barbecue Bible , I’ve not found a duplicate yet. I like reading the book, picking out a recipe that I like and then deciding what kind of meat I want to use it with.
The fact is that I like Steven Raichlen’s recipe books. There are more to them then just the recipes. The narrative that’s included, the hints and tips, the little stories, all show that he’s passionate about barbecuing. The books are an enjoyable read and you really do want to fire up the barbecue and start cooking.
If you’re looking for a recipe book that’s dedicated Sauces, Rubs and Marinades, I thoroughly recommend it. If you’ve a copy of The Barbecue Bible , it’s not essential, but I’d still buy it. If you’ve neither of the books, try Amazon, last time I looked they were still offering a discount if you buy both together.