Sunday, October 28, 2012

homemade bbq sauce

an easy versatile bbq sauce
Homemade BBQ sauce definitely beats the store bought stuff.  The recipe is a rough guideline, you can tweak it to your taste buds...maybe you want more of a kick so add more spiciness, or you like it sweeter so add more sugar, or you want it really tangy add more get the idea.  This sauce is great on ribs, as a marinade for chicken, on top of pulled pork, brush it on vegetables before roasting or on the BBQ.

what you need:
*makes ~ 1 cup 
  • 2 shallots
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp ponzu *optional*
what to do:
  1. Finely chop garlic and shallots.  
  2. In a small sauce pan on medium heat, soften shallots with the oil.  After 2 minutes, add garlic and stir, turning down the heat to avoid burning the garlic.  Stir for another minute or so.
  3. Add all other ingredients and turn the heat down to low and allow to simmer gently until sauce is slightly thickened (coats the back of a wooden spoon).  
  4. If you want a smooth sauce, strain to remove bits of shallot/garlic.  I didn't bother straining it because we don't mind the textural bits.  Enjoy!

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