We get packages almost daily at our house from different companies sending my wife things to test out and hopefully rave about on her blog. I was honored when one of those companies asked that I get a say in the matter this time…well, at least a partial say anyway.
Best Boy and Co sent us a variety of sauces to try out. There were a couple barbecue sauces as well as a couple dessert sauces. I’ll get to the dessert sauces later, but for now I’ll focus on the barbecue side of things.
Being the manly man that I am (insert snicker here)you would think I should be able to handle the heat of a few hot peppers and not whimper like a sissy. I however, am not that kind of guy. I like a little heat from time to time, but I’m not a big fan of something that makes me tear up when I eat it today and makes me cry tomorrow…if’n ya know what I mean. With that said, I wasn’t that big a fan of the original sauce. It had good flavor, but I’m just not the audience for that kind of heat. The Carolina sauce, however…I could drink this stuff from a straw!!! It has four major ingredients that make my mouth water. Mustard, honey, ancho chiles and BEER!!! Anybody who puts beer IN their product is okay with me. I was excited to use this sauce in a seafood broil.
Truth be told, I was going to make this a seafood grill, but minutes into the prep of this post my gas went out in the grill, so thank GOODeness the broiler in our oven was working and of course for innovation!
For this seafood broil I chose jumbo size Texas gulf shrimp, sea scallops, and some fish…just for the halibut
I started off by brushing the meats with olive oil.
Then a little salt
Then a little pepper
Then toss it all in the super hot broiler and cook for about 6 minutes
Then turn and cook for another six. (I later learned that the shrimp only needs 3 minutes per side…you live, you cook, you learn!)
After both sides had been cooked thoroughly I then broke out the sauce that came straight from heaven…or at least Fort Wayne, Indiana!
I basted one side and sent it back into the broiler for two minutes then plated my masterpiece!
The honey in the sauce helped to carmelize the sauce on top of the seafood which was added awesomesauce! Although it tasted great on all three of the meats, I think it tasted particularly good on the scallops due to the sweetness between the sauce and scallops. Paired with my favorite beer this meal was absolutely spectacular. In fact, after about 5 minutes this is all that was left!
Thanks to Best Boy and Co for sending us such awesome goodies to try out! I will absolutely be creating this dish again. My tongue is giddy, my lips are tingly, and my belly is full!
- 1-2 halibut steaks
- 6-8 sea scallops
- 6-10 jumbo shrimp
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup Best Boy and Co Carolina Style Sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste (Do NOT taste raw seafood! This ain't sushi folks!)
- Brush seafood with olive oil on all sides
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place fish and scallops under broiler for 6 minutes (shrimp for 3 minutes) then flip over.
- Finish broiling for another 6 minutes (shrimp for 3)
- Brush Best Boy and Co Carolina Style sauce on one side of all meats and broil for 1-2 more minutes or until the sauce has carmelized.
- Serves 2-3