So I am not a cook by any stretch of the imagination but lately Ive actually been able to afford to try things out (rare luxury for a college student). My boyfriend is on a aktins type diet (though not as strict and with attention paid to fat content etc) so I have been learning how to cook meat lately. Easy foolproof slow cooker recipes have been my best friend! I made some bbq pulled pork and it turned out soooo good that I really want to explore this bbq/slow cooker thing.
I would have to say that my biggest issue "cooking" wise is I try to do too much. I tend to put things together that sound good individually and end up with a funky mess. I am so very intrigued by all the spices and herbs out there! So I am hoping you can stop me before I make that mistake.
I picked up some cocoa nibs and some whiskey (jacks) can I put both of those in the slow cooker with the bbq or would that be overkill on the sweet? Also what can I do to add heat- I have jalapenos and crushed red peppers available.
Here is a rundown of what I have. Any advice would be VERY welcome. Btw "limbo" is a local store famous for its "wall of herbs" they carry over 1000 herbs and spices and they sell all sorts of mixtures for .50$ a bag- so I have a bunch of exotic sounding things=)
*staples- garlic/onions/jalapenos/green peppers/your typical spices and herbs
-what sounds bbq related?
*some good bbq sauce
*bbq spice rub
*yakima smoked salt (smells like smokey bbq)
*durango smoked salt (smells like bbq)
*tons of different chilli powders
*bere bere (ethiopian spice rub)
*jack daniels whiskey
Thank you SO much in advance.