Has anyone used the recipes provided by Mr. Mixon in his book: Everyday Barbecue?
This is not a thread to bash Mr. Mixon, his book or to flame useless gossip.
I picked up his book at my local library and found it so interesting that I bought it from Amazon for my Ipad.
I experimented using his (i) The Only Marinade You need; The only Other Barbecue Rub You Need; and the Only Other Barbecue Sauce Need, with some chicken thighs (4 to be exact).
In all honesty, he says to use the marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight; however, I got busy and left the thighs in the marinate for a full 24 hour day.
using my Weber Master Touch kettle and some apple wood chips, I cooked the thighs and was extremely disappointed. I found the meat to be overly salty (which may be due to my marinating for such a long time). I didn't mind the rub but normally, I season my chicken with: salt, pepper, paprika and garlic. That's the way my granddaddy and daddy seasoned chicken and that's how I've always done it. The real problem for me is his sauce. I really found it to be, horrible. The issue that I have with it is using his suggested 1 cup of tomato puree. For me, its such a strong and lasting, bitter taste. After a few bites, I couldn't finish the thighs.
Perhaps I'm in the minority but I'm seriously disappointed with this series of recipes. I'll take the blame for the over marinating but I followed his sauce recipe exactly as spelled out but it was plain horrible.
Has anyone tried it and liked his recipes in this book and primarily his, "The Only Other Barbecue Sauce You Need."
Again, I'm not looking to flame and bash the man.
I just thought about something else. On several of his recipes, he says he uses peach wood to smoke his meat. Then he says to put the meat in an aluminum foil pan and then to cover it with aluminum foil for X amount of hours. This doesn't make sense. How can you "smoke" food which is covered/wrapped in aluminum foil? I thought that I mis-read the information but its repeated throughout the book.
I'm now wondering if I can get a refund on my purchase of his book. I was fine with my method.
Edited by kryinggame - 3/21/15 at 7:00pm