You can stop feeling left out when you watch the likes of Guy Fieri and Adam Richman devouring colossal feasts Stateside. Wings, ribs, burgers and OTT hybrid creations galore, served with a side of deep-fried everything and extra hot sauce are all within your grasp. We've taken the liberty of rounding up the ultimate American-inspired feasts to feed your carnivorious cravings right here in the UK.
We've teamed up with the lords of flavour, the wizards of barbecue at Red’s True BBQ so you can up your glaze game and and get your rub on with true American-style feasts that definitely aren't just for summer.
If cooking just isn't your thing but your belly is always rumbling, you can still get your monster food fix at Red's True BBQ; with restaurants located in Leeds, Headingley, Nottingham, Liverpool and Manchester, you don't have to live in London to reap the rewards. London-dwellers can find their local Red’s True BBQ eatery in Shoreditch.
5 Winning Tips for Creating Your Own American Food Mash-Up Dish
1. Always Start Off With Two or Three Classic Dishes or Flavour Combos
Mac and cheese + cheese toastie = loaded mac and cheese toastie, pizza + hot chicken wings = buffalo wing pizza, bacon + chocolate chip cookies + ice cream = bacon choc-chip ice cream cookie sandwiches. See where this is going?
2. Bigger Isn't Always Better
Not everything has to be supersized to be awesome, even though it usually is. Take these Meatloaf Muffins and Mini Corn Dogs, for example; they're small, pack a punch and obviously, one is never enough. Bonus points for serving mini foods on a stick. Everybody knows food tastes better on a stick.
3. Kick It Up a Dozen Notches with an Excellent Sauce or Rub
Bless your meat with the elixir of barbecue life that is Red's Devil Wing BBQ Sauce, South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce and Unholy BBQ Sauce. If you have a soft spot for rubs, baptise your fowl with Red's Barbecue Heavenly Chicken Rub or Righteous Beef BBQ Rub for true carnivores. Pick them up at your local Sainbury's and Asda store and honour your food with the biggest, boldest flavours out there.
4. Give It a Badass Name
5. Don't Forget About Dessert
Sure, it's mostly all about the meat, but don't forget that the only way to end an all-American meal is on a salty-sweet note. Grab yourself 3-Pies Baked into a Cake or let chocolate, ice cream, bacon, cheesecake, peanut butter and marshmallows collide in the kind of sweet frenzy you've only ever dreamt about. You owe it to yourself to make this happen.