Sunday, November 9, 2014

Big Fat Daddy's Zesty Marinade Recipe Ribs Chicken Steak

Boneless Country Style Ribs Baked ten minute prep time
These boneless ribs come out tender and pack a punch with my Big Fat Daddy's zesty marinade. Recipe soon to follow.
I get asked a lot about basting meats, using marinades or using injections.  This is something I do quite frequently and I'm old school, so I believe when doing them "less is more."  In my opinion, twenty crappy ingredients won't yield you the same results a few fresh ingredients.  I am a firm believer that less ingredients extracted at a higher quality, can produce a better result.  Much along the same lines of my dry rub, I feel that marinades really bring out the flavor of your meats.

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Juicing your marinades pull out the ingredients in the spices that you would not normally expect.


In this case, I have my original zesty marinade recipe that you can make in small batch quantities at home, but you will need a juicer.  This marinade can be applied days ahead of time on you steak, chicken or ribs to marinate in the fridge, or can be used immediately when cooking to produce a zesty flavor full of heat.  My wife loves this on her wings.

Ingredients for My Zesty Rib Marinade:    (7 ingredients)

This will yield enough for one large rack of ribs, or two small racks, a family pack of chicken, one rump roast, a small brisket, or six nice steaks. 

2 teaspoons whole mustard seed  (Sauer's)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
1 teaspoon Whole Peppercorn melange' or Peppercorn Medley (Sauer's)
1 slice of a small red onion (fresh)
1 pinch of White Pepper
1 small fresh clove of garlic  (Peeled)
1/3 Cup Lite Italian Dressing


Blend the ingredients in a juicer.   Not using a juicer will yield you unsavory results. I cannot stress enough how a juicer can take a small piece of food and pull out the flavors you never expected.   These ingredients must be juiced until they create a liquid.  You will still see small chunks of peppercorns which should now resemble large bits of pepper but no trace of the onion.  (see photo above).

You can either: 

A) Marinate your meat with this product up to 24 hours in the fridge.  The longer you marinade the more overpowering the peppers and garlic will become. I usually do not go over 24 hours but my wife marinades wings up to 48 hours in this, and they are good.

B)  Pour over your meat when baking  using 3/4 of the product up front, and 1/4 of the product nearing the end of your cook time as a brush on baste, or dribble baste.

For grilled products, you will want to use 3/4 of the marinade  as in step A, but save 1/4 of the product as a last minute baste. You must remember the oil in the dressing will speed up the browning process so using A. 


Stand by to see my Country Short Ribs recipe....also did you know that shopping with CF Sauer online gives you free shipping over $25 in spices?  You can also nab some of the great Sauers recipes here.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big Fat Daddy's Tour For Grilling Gurus

Big Fat Daddys Grilling Museum and Industrial Tour


This Just In!

Big Fat Daddy's has joined the York Pennsylvania Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  But that's not all.  The secret is out, we are a 2015 Visit York Pennsylvania Factory Tour Stop!  Many people do not realize Pennsylvania is the Factory Tour Capital of the World, housing old businesses and highlighting industry. We are one of the rare Mom and Pop tour stops which highlights grilling and barbecue!   As you may or may not know, Big Fat Daddy's roots are strong in Baltimore, but after three decades in Maryland we made the move to PA several years ago!

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The 3000 square foot compound used to be home to a construction company and land developer.


We now call this "The Compound", a 3000 sq foot 3 Acre compound in the cornfields of Northern York, Pennsylvania. Herein is our licensed kitchen facility,  event warehouses, Pitmaster Playground, and office space.   It's where Wayne plays hard and works hard. For the tour, we've also been working our grilling museum, which will incorporate vintage meat history,  antiques, and education on rubs, woods, and smoking.

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Get an inside look and history of Big Fat Daddy's


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We also give a brief history on the meat packing industry !


The BASIC TOUR is by appointment only and lasts up to 30 minutes.


  • A tour of the Wall of Fame and Big Fat Daddy's history. Many of these articles, awards and trophies have been off limit to the public, until now.
  • A complete tour of the facility to see where it all takes place, to see a real "Pitmaster's Playground."
  • A tour of the "Grilling Museum" which includes information and Wayne's collection of Vintage Goodies, mainly on the history of meat packing industry from Swift & Company to spices and dry rubs with C.F. Sauer--for this education part of the tour, chances are you will learn a little something!
  • All Tourists over the age of 10 will receive a free spice sample from our partners C.F.Sauer to take home and enjoy!  They will also receive recipes and coupons.
  • You can also purchase the tours as gifts on Etsy here.
 The cost to all is $5.00 per person for the basic tour.  Stipulations: 10 and under are free and all children must be accompanied by an adult.   ***All proceeds of the basic tour will be donated to Bell Family Shelter at the end of the year. 

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Bell Shelter thanks Big Fat Daddy's, for fundraising efforts.  Pic: Bell Socialization


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Learn the importance of rubbing your meat.
Want the VIP Treatment ? *We will be doing VIP Tours, where you get the basic tour, plus more bonuses including the items in red:
  • A tour of the Wall of Fame and Big Fat Daddy's history. Many of these articles, awards and trophies have been off limit to the public, until now.
  • A complete tour of the facility to see where it all takes place, to see a real "Pitmaster's Playground."
  • Get to meet Wayne and rack his brain on anything BBQ related.  
  • Wayne will also prepare a sample for your to taste, of something he's recently cooked or grilled. You never know if this will be pork, beef, chicken, ribs or maybe his Food Network featured Crab Dip?
  • A tour of the "Grilling Museum" which includes information and Wayne's collection of Vintage Goodies, mainly on the history of meat packing industry from Swift & Company to spices and dry rubs with C.F. Sauer--for this education part of the tour, chances are you will learn a little something!
  • Additional education on smoking woods--what kinds Wayne uses and how. See the different types - logs, dust, chunks.  More in depth information on dry rubbing and injection methods for meats.
  • All tourists will receive a free spice sample from our partners C.F.Sauer to take home and enjoy!  They will also receive recipes and coupons.
  • A $15 coupon off a future Pitmaster Class. 
  • You can also purchase the tours as gifts on Etsy here.
These tours last about an hour, and are by strict appointment only. They are $25 per person, of which ***$5 from each tourist will be donated to Bell Family Shelter at the end of the year.  VIP Tours may take place seven days a week in the off season, but most of these tours will take place on weekdays in the Summer due to Wayne's hectic schedule of having to do fairs and festivals on weekends.



More information: Here on the Grilling Museum Page , or Factory Tour Page

To Set Up a Tour: Call Cindy 410-908-9241 or 717-793-2124  

To Buy A Gift Tour for Someone Else: Visit our Big Fat Daddy's Online Store Or Purchase from Etsy here.
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We had fun visiting Flinchbaugh's Orchard, who is another member of the York CVB.

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