Mad about BBQ sauce !
Trying to make you enjoy barbecue sauce as much as we do

picoti.be, a cool site with yummy recipes

Monday, 25 May 2009 04:49 by nico

Hey there, a quick post to let you know about picoti.be which is a brand-new site (only in french, sorry) with recipes created by friends with a growing number of original and classic recipes, mostly submitted by their friends and families… but you’re free to register and submit yours !

That’s what we just did, with a recipe of stuffed zucchinis “mexican style” ^^

See you soon for more recipes and reviews !

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Big up to the barbecue sauce team !

Tuesday, 19 May 2009 05:21 by nico

The barbecuesauce.be team kicked ass yesterday at the 10km of Uccle !
The trail wasn’t that easy.
Big up to Patrick (44:45), Jonathan (48:49), Nicolas (49:27), Lionel (52:17), Ingrid (54:32) and Marie (1:07:44).

Next time we’ll have special barbecuesauce.be t-shirts made, so watch out !

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Pringles Texas BBQ Sauce vs Kettle Honey Barbecue

Wednesday, 13 May 2009 07:33 by nico

Hey, it’s been a long time since we last posted !
We’ve been searching barbecue sauce everywhere, and so in chips.

Let’s begin with the Pringles “Texas BBQ Sauce” flavour.

Pringles Texas BBQ Sauce
Frankly, there’s not much to tell about these, the brown/red powder covering the thin and cripsy chips is the main feature but it tastes too much like the paprika ones without the spicy kick… they’re not really tasting barbecue sauce.

So if you expect a delicious smokey taste, forget it ! But Marie still like them, so maybe I’m a little bit too harsh Wink

The opponent is far more interesting, Kettle is a british company producing hand cooked chips, with natural ingredients, without artificial flavours nor colours. That sounds sweet ! And their Honey Barbecue Chips taste reaaaallly good.

Kettle Honey Barbecue
The shape, the colour and the seasoning of each chips is different from the last, which really accentuates the “hand made” spirit, in the opposite of Pringles.

They smell and taste like potatoe, they are very thick (as the foil bag) and almost hard to eat. The flavouring is sweet and even if it’s not too barbecued, it’s still a pleasure to eat.
They’re not that fat but leave an unpleasant greasy feeling on the fingers.

If you know any other barbecue flavoured chips we should try, taste and review, go ahead !

For the info, we've been cooking our very first homemade barbecue sauce and it's looking quite promising, so we’ll talk about it in a later post. Cool

And if you want to support the blog, be our cheerleaders at the 10Km of Uccle this sunday, Marie and I and a few mates will be running under the barbecuesauce.be flag !

Pringles Texas BBQ Sauce
170g per pack
Can be found in Belgium in Carrefour Supermarkets

Ingredients:

Dehydrated potatoes, vegetable oil, corn flour, barbecue flavour (sugar, flavourings, spices, wheat flour, flavour enhancers, monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate, citric acid, malic acid, colour: paprika extract, acidity regulator: sodium diacetate, onion powder, tomatoe powder,paprika powder, mustard seeds, celery), wheat starchn maltodextrin, emulsifier: E471, salt rice flour and dextrose.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Nutrition information per 100g:

  • Energy: 527kcal
  • Protein: 4.2g
  • Carbohydrates (of which sugars): 50g (4.7g)
  • Fat (of which saturates): 34g (10g)
  • Fibre: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 0.63g


Kettle Honey Barbecue
150g per bag
Can be found in Belgium in Carrefour Supermarkets and at Stonemanor’s

Ingredients:

Select potatoes, sunflower oil, honey barbecue seasoning (brown and white sugar, dried, honey, dried tomato, sea salt, yeast extract, dried red pepper, potato maltodextrin, dried garlic, dried onion, dried barley malt vinegar, chilli powder (ground chilli, ground cumin, salt, dried oregano, dried garlic), ground paprika, citric acid from sugarbeet molasses, paprika extract, ground black pepper, smoke flavourings).

Contains barley.

Nutrition information per 100g:

  • Energy: 465kcal
  • Protein: 6.7g
  • Carbohydrates (of which sugars): 53.6g (4.5g)
  • Fat (of which saturates): 25.2g (3.2g)
  • Fibre: 6.6g
  • Sodium: 0.53g
  • Equivalent as Salt: 1.3g
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Houtsiplou

Friday, 17 April 2009 01:50 by nico

That saturday evening, we headed to the city centre to eat before going to the Brussels Fantastic Film Festival and we stopped at Houtsiplou, a fairly new restaurant.

“Houtsiplou” is a belgian expression which stands for a very far or imaginary place; but there are actually several villages in Belgium called like that.

Houtsiplou 
Anyway, their main dishes are homemade burgers, which are really big compared to what you can get in a filthy McDonald’s because they’re like 15cm wide and 10cm thick with 200gr of beef inside ! You could hardly find similar sized burgers in Brussels.

I chosed the “Classic” one: 200gr of beef, cheddar, salad, tomatoes, gurkins, fried onions and… barbecue sauce ! Indeed, most of their burgers are made with BBQ sauce, that’s good news innit ?

The burger was really good, and the fries (served in a flower pot) were perfect. The only thing is that they definitely should add more barbecue sauce to it because you could hardly taste it.

I told that to the waitress, and she said she always asks for more barbecue sauce inside because she loves that (she might read this blog, who knows !) and their sauce is actually homemade! Next time, we’ll ask for a sample, so we could review it !

Houtsiplou
Place Rouppe 9,
1000 Bruxelles
http://www.houtsiplou.be 

Read the review on Zone02 (in french or dutch)

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HP Steak Sauce

Tuesday, 14 April 2009 07:30 by nico

After a small break, here’s our first non-BBQ sauce review: the HP Steak Sauce, “a delicious pepper sauce” !

It comes in a glass bottle like the classic HP brown sauce but its packaging is really nice and it’s labelled as “HP Specials” on the top label.

HP Steak Sauce top
 
HP Steak Sauce
When you take a look at the ingredients it looks like a barbecue sauce without the sweet and smokey flavor but with black pepper instead…

Let’s open up: the smell is just “yummm”, with flavours of vinegar, pepper and tomatoes. But damn, it’s hard to get out from the bottle because it’s really thick and sticky ! Let’s taste it… it’s between brown sauce and barbecue sauce but with a really good pepper kick ! Great Laughing

We haven’t tested it with a steak (with potatoes and peas like suggested on the label) but we’ll do it real soon. If you prefer creamy pepper sauce, just forget this one, other ones, try it straight away Wink

Oh, and the refurbished HP logo is really cool !

Quantity per bottle: 255g
Price: 3.80€
Found in GB Express supermarket in Midi Station, Brussels

Ingredients:

Spirit Vinegar, Concentrated Tomato Puree (24%), Glucose - Fructose Syrup, Sugar, Molasses, Modified Cornflour, Salt, Flavourings, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Colour - Plain Caramel, Onion Powder, Citric Acid, Cayenne Pepper

No artificial colours
No artifical preservatives
Low fat
Suitable for vegetarians

 

Nutrition information per 100g:

  • Energy: 156 kcal
  • Protein: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrates (of which sugars): 36.8g (31.4g)
  • Fat (of which saturates): Trace (Trace)
  • Fibre: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 1.1g
  • Salt equivalent: 2.8g
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