Not sure how to make a BBQ sauce at home? Our tips will make you an expert.
Wintry weather always gets us craving some smoky, delicious dishes that keep us warm and pleased with its earthy aroma. This is indeed the best time of the year to fire up that grill and host a barbecue party. And as a host, wouldn’t you want a flavourful barbeque sauce to splatter it all over your dishes? Barbecue sauce is a ubiquitous item that is used as a marinade, glaze or topping for dishes such as chicken and pork that are cooked on the grill. It is one of the easiest sauces to make with handy ingredients like vinegar, tomatoes, herbs, spices and liquid smoke for bringing out the rustic flavours. Whipping up a barbecue sauce is as simple as it sounds. Scroll down to know more.
Sweeten it with a wee bit of sugar
Barbecue sauce is a blend of sweet and spicy flavours. Along with spices, various sweeteners such as sugar and molasses are used while preparing it. Generally, molasses are not easily available, which is why sugar is preferred. You can sweeten your sauce with either white or brown sugar.
Amp up the flavour with herbs and spices
The addition of spices and herbs makes everything more delicious. So, be generous and add loads of them while making the sauce and also during seasoning. Onion powder can be another good addition to the rest of the ingredients. Along with this, mustard sauce and black pepper can also be used.
Smoke the sauce using charcoal method
Smoking the sauce is the most challenging part while making this sauce at home. Typically, a liquid smoke is added for getting the smoky flavour. However, making liquid smoke can be challenging too. So, opt for the charcoal technique, instead. Take charcoal and burn it directly over the fire and then keep it inside a stainless steel bowl. Place the bowl over your sauce and leave it aside for around 10-15 minutes.
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