Summer Kicks Off with America’s Favorite Culinary Pastime
As part of National Barbecue Month, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que CEO Brett Randle shares tips to help make any summertime backyard celebration taste delicious. “Whether you’re trying something new or relying on an old favorite, there are two things that can make or break a perfect barbeque meal: The meat and the sauce.”
The cut and type of meat is the foundation for a feast. “Traditional Texas BBQ takes a tougher and otherwise unusable piece of meat, like the brisket, and cooks it ‘Low and Slow’ with indirect heat—resulting in a juicy, tender delicacy. Another sure sign of summer is a perfectly smoked slab of meaty pork ribs. My suggestion would be the St. Louis style cut. Some butchers call them spareribs, but on the St. Louis cut the tips or ‘brisket bones’ have been removed, so technically they are no longer ‘spares’.”
The perfect barbeque sauce is, literally, the icing on top. “The secret to a great barbeque sauce is the balance of flavors and proper consistency. The ratio of ingredients like vinegar, spices and sugars is what defines the sauce’s snap. The flavor presents itself, and your mouth reacts. You must balance the thickness of the sauce and how it coats the food and your mouth. If the sauce is too thin, it will dissipate in your mouth. Sauce that has the proper consistency, and contains the right snap, will start a party in your mouth!” Soulman’s Bar-B-Que sauce is available for purchase at $3.99 at each Soulman’s location.
For more than 40 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has satisfied the hardest to please barbecue lovers…Texans! Their selections of meats are cooked “low and slow” over hickory in a time-honored tradition: beef brisket, ham, hot links, sausage, turkey, chicken, pulled pork and, the crowd favorite, ribs. Ranch House Beans and Spicy Cream Corn are among the delicious homemade sides. Soulman’s currently owns and operates 15 North and East Texas locations in Cedar Hill, Dallas, Forney, Garland, Greenville, Lancaster, Mesquite, Quinlan, Richardson, Rockwall (2), Royse City, Terrell, Van and Allen – the newest location. To learn more about Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, visit them online at http://www.soulmans.com or on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/soulmansbbq.