Thursday, September 6, 2007

RECIPE: Making Your Own Sauce

The absolute best way to start making your own BBQ sauces is to make a very basic, mundane sauce to form a baseline or normative. After you are comfortable with this basic sauce, start experimenting. Take out the ketchup and add tomato sauce and brown sugar. Add some cherry juice. Leave out the molasses and add a fruit concentrate.

Once you are comfortable with the basics, go a little crazy.

Here is a very basic recipe to get you started.

1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup molasses
1 cup ketchup
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Each Onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, red pepper, salt

Next: Vinegar sauces