Barbecue sauce

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Barbecue, or as we have always called it, BBQ is just not the same without a good sauce. I'd like to share three of mine today. They are all good on any kind of meat or grilled seafood. This first one is very simple and is particularly good on chicken. The second takes a little time but is worth the wait. It's excellent on pork. The third is perfect when grilling fish or shrimp. It can be used to baste the seafood while it is grilling or is also good as a marinade before grilling.

BBQ sauce #1
(Makes about 3/4 cup)

What you'll need:

  • 2 Tbl Worcestershire
  • 1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 Tbl vinegar
  • 12 drops Tabasco sauce
Mix all together and heat over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Use immediately.

Cost:
Worcestershire sauce – $1.79
butter - $2.38
vinegar (small) - $0.92
Tabasco sauce - $1.59
Total - $1.66

BBQ sauce #2
(Makes about 3 cups)

What you'll need:
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 3 Tbl butter
  • 2 Tbl vinegar
  • 1 Tbl orange juice
  • 6 Tbl brown sugar
  • 2 c ketchup
  • 1 c water
  • 1 1/2 c finely diced celery
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 Tbl Worcestershire
  • small can of crushed pineapple
In a large, deep pot, saute the garlic and onion in the butter. Mix in remaining ingredients. Allow to simmer for 45 minutes adding water if it becomes too thick. Let cool 10 minutes before using.

Cost:
garlic clove – $0.50/1 head
yellow onions (3 lbs) - $0.99
butter - $2.38
vinegar (small) - $0.92
orange juice – $2.99/gallon
brown sugar - $1.44
ketchup (small) - $1.58
celery – $0.99
mustard - $1.28
Worcestershire sauce – $1.79
crushed pineapple – $1.09
Total - $3.55

BBQ sauce #3
(Makes about 1 3/4 cups)

What you'll need:
  • 1 c peanut or sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 1/2 c sherry
Mix all together well.

Cost:
oil (small) - $2.28
soy sauce $1.89
sherry – $2.00
Total - $2.89

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