The BBQ Ninja, Royal Oak Charcoal and Cooking a Whole Gator

HowToBBQRight Podcast Season 3: Episode 23

The BBQ Ninja, Royal Oak Charcoal and Cooking a Whole Gator

Malcom talks with Craig Verhage – AKA The BBQ Ninja – about the legendary Ubon’s BBQ Team, Royal Oak Sponsorships, Cooking a Gator and using a flame-thrower to cook chicken wings.

This week on the HowToBBQRight Podcast, we talk to Craig Verhage about how he joined the legendary Ubon’s BBQ Team (2:56), where “The BBQ Ninja” originated (7:04) and the experience of Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters (10:20).

Then we talk about Craig’s new job with Royal Oak Charcoal (18:46) and how Royal Oak chooses their sponsored teams (22:48). Then we talk about cooking gator (29:32)!

First we talk to Craig about how he hunts gators (32:24), how he learned to cook gator (36:25) and using Turkey Brine for gator (39:59) and why Malcom didn’t use Jolene (43:43). Then we get Craig’s famous chicken wing recipe (46:34).


About Malcom and Rachelle Reed

We started HowToBBQRight in 2007. We didn’t know what we were doing… but Malcom loved to cook BBQ and I knew just enough about designing a website to build one. Now we sell our own line of Killer Hogs BBQ Products and create weekly recipes for our HowToBBQRight YouTube Channel and website – and now we’re doing a Podcast! To us, it’s all about cooking delicious food and taking pride in everything we cook.  

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