Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sweet n' Spicy n' Sticky BBQ Sauce

I made my own BBQ Sauce!

Queen B's Sticky BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

1 Cup Stock (I used home made Quail Stock, no reason other than I just had it on hand)
1/3 Cup Red Wine
1/2- 2/3 Cups Honey
2 Tablespoons Fancy Grade Molasses
2-3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Poultry Seasoning
1-2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1-3 Tablespoons Paprika (to taste, one will be still sweet with a spicy kick, three will make it quite spicy with a note of sweet)
Salt and Pepper
2-4 Tablespoons lemon Juice

Optional* Gravy Darkener
1/2 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper (To make it really spicy)

Instructions:

Bring the stock to almost boiling, add the wine and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes, to give the alcohol a chance to boil off.

Add the honey, molasses, poultry seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and 1 Tablespoon paprika. Season with salt and pepper and reduce heat to low. Let simmer together for about 10 minutes.

Taste the sauce.

If it is sour or acidic add brown sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, letting it simmer for 5 minutes and tasting again.

If it tastes too sweet add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, let it simmer and taste again.

If you would like more spice/heat add more paprika 1 teaspoon at a time, or add the optional cayenne pepper.

If your sauce isn't a very pretty color you can use a bit of gravy darkener to make it a deeper color.

Taste, adjust and simmer your sauce until it is thick and sticky and tastes perfect to you. Making a sauce takes time and patience. Once made though you can keep it in the fridge for about a week in an air tight container.

Enjoy!

Notes:

Don't be an idiot like me and leave it a bowl with a press and seal lid. Cause when this stuff spills in your fridge it does not make for the easiest of clean ups. Ugh at least I needed to really clean the fridge out anyways before we move at the end of the month!

Other Places:

Something for dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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