Monday, April 26, 2021

Keto BBQ: From Bunless Burgers to Cauliflower "Potato" Salad, 100+ Delicious, Low-Carb Recipes for a Keto-Friendly Barbecue


Keto BBQ is a cookbook and recipe guide with lots of keto-friendly barbecue foods by Faith Gorsky and Lara Clevenger. Due out 4th May from Simon & Schuster on their Adams Media imprint, it's 176 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. 

BBQ is a beloved niche of cuisine, including so many delicious comfort foods and knockout flavor. The problem is that most all marinades, condiments, and sauces which are essential BBQ ingredients are absolutely full of sugar and carbs... along with carb bombs like potato salad , breads, buns, and batters. I wouldn't have thought that BBQ was possible on a keto diet. This collection has so many alternatives, tips, and tricks that it -is- possible to stay in ketosis and enjoy reasonable facsimiles of the most carb-laden barbecue treats. 

The chapters are arranged logically and accessibly: a solidly informative introduction (why, how, what, keto bbq basics), leads into rubs, brines/marinades, sauces & glazes, condiments (much wizardry to be found here, meats (burgers, kebabs, pulled meat, etc), pork, chicken & turkey, beef, sausages & hot dogs, seafood, salads, sides, drinks, and yes, even desserts. 

The recipes have a short description followed by ingredients listed bullet style in a sidebar. Recipe measurements are given in American standard only (and temps are in F). There is a metric conversion table in the appendices. Step by step instructions are clear and easy to follow. Most of the ingredients will be easily found at any well equipped grocery store, some few things might require a health-food store or specialist supplier (allulose, dried butterfly pea flowers, flaxseed meal, and a few others). Nutritional info is included for each recipe and consists of calories, fat, protein, sodium, fiber, carbohydrates, net carbs, and sugar. 

Most of the recipes don't include photographs; I would say 20-25% at a rough guess. The photos which are included are beautifully clear and colorful. Serving suggestions are appetizing and appropriate. 

There is a huge selection here, and despite the fact that I don't think cauliflower based potato salad will ever be a huge hit with my family, there are a huge number of other sides and salads from which to choose. 

Four stars. Well worth seeking out for summer cook-outs (when we can gather again). 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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