(Family Features) When most people think of the rich, smoky flavor of barbecue
on the grill, they’re thinking of a slab of meaty ribs or a plump, juicy chicken
basted with their favorite sauce. This summer, wow your friends and family by extending
your barbecue prowess to other menu items, such as appetizers.
As any barbecue aficionado will tell you, the secret is in the sauce. A smoky,
sweet blend like you find in Kansas City’s number one selling sauce, KC Masterpiece®
Barbecue Sauce, is the perfect combination of rich tomato sauce, molasses and spices
to guarantee a delicious meal for the whole family to enjoy. Created by barbecue
enthusiast and physician Dr. Rich Davis, it pleases palates with an authentic barbecue
taste that brings just the right flavor for broiling, baking, grilling, and using
as an ingredient in recipes ranging from sides to apps.
Another way to enhance grilled foods and make the most of grilling season is
by using wood chips or planks, along with Kingsford® Charcoal, to build on
the grill’s natural smoky flavor and infuse other rich tastes, such as hickory or
apple. Scatter dry chips directly on the coals and wait for them to begin smoking
before placing food on the grill. Keep the lid closed while cooking to create a
stronger smoky flavor.
This appetizer, created by barbecue sauce expert and cookbook author, Ardie Davis,
combines the best of barbecue sauce and seasoned wood flavors for an easy and unique
starter – perfect for summer entertaining. Smoking the goat cheese adds depth that
perfectly complements the sweetness of the barbecue sauce and apricot preserves.