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COMEBACK SAUCE

Comeback sauce is a dipping sauce for fried foods or as a salad dressing in the cuisine of central Mississippi. Similar to remoulade, the base of the sauce consists of mayonnaise and chili sauce (or in our case our house bbq sauce).

We have served our version of comeback sauce since day one of opening the restaurant and we serve it with our fried seafood and has our “special sauce” on our Cockeye burger.

Combine all ingredients and season to taste. Add hot sauce, lemon juice or whatever suits your menu!

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Turkey Brine

Brine is a salt solution made by mixing salt and water, usually about 5 to 8 percent salt by weight. Some recipes include sugar and other ingredients to add flavor to the meat being brined, but a basic brine is a salt-water solution.1 gallon vegetable broth

  • 1 cup sea salt

  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon dried sage

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 tablespoon dried savory

  • 1 gallon ice water

Directions:

  1. In a large stock pot, combine the vegetable broth, sea salt, rosemary, sage, thyme, and savory. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently to be sure salt is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.

  2. When the broth mixture is cool, pour it into a clean 5 gallon bucket. Stir in the ice water.

  3. Wash and dry your turkey. Make sure you have removed the innards. Place the turkey, breast down, into the brine. Make sure that the cavity gets filled. Place the bucket in the refrigerator overnight.

  4. Remove the turkey carefully draining off the excess brine and pat dry. Discard excess brine.

  5. Cook the turkey as desired reserving the drippings for gravy. Keep in mind that brined turkeys cook 20 to 30 minutes faster so watch the temperature gauge.

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LEXINGTON-STYLE RED SLAW

Red slaw is a condiment commonly served on hot dogs, on barbecue pork sandwiches, as a side dish for other types of barbecue, on hamburgers, or with other foods. It is an essential part of "Lexington style" North Carolina barbecue.

LEXINGTON RED SLAW RECIPE

  • 4 cups finely shredded cabbage

  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/3 cup Cockeye BBQ Hot BBQ Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

Place the cabbage into a salad bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, Cockeye BBQ Hot BBQ Sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the dressing over the cabbage, toss thoroughly, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.