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Experimenting with Umami: Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe (s)

Being an At Home Cook sometimes makes me feel like a mad scientist. There are so many times I find myself in store or browsing online and I spot a product I think may work for something I have in mind.

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I tend to lean towards Flavors with Umami. Sweet and Savory, Tart and Salty, Spicy and Sweet. It’s the yin yang that makes your taste buds explode.

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So, when I see something like a Peach – Habenaro Barbecue Sauce, my mind goes racing.

But this Gourmet Shop wants $15 for a Bottle….

But I can do this myself and you can too!

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Here are the Basics of Combining Sweet & Spicy to make your own Gourmet BBQ Sauce At Home!

First, start with a great BBQ Barbecue Sauce Base:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Sweet – Select a Fruit Jam or Jelly of your Choice

  • 1/2 cup fruit jam or jelly of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or your own sweetener)

For the Spicy – Select a Dry Powdered Spicy Pepper of your Choice 

  • 1/2 teaspoon chile pepper powder of your choice
  •  Season to Taste, Adjust as Necessary

 

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Fruit Jelly or Jam Options 

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Dried Spicy Pepper Options

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The combinations are endless! 

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RECIPE STEPS

Step 1: Place the ketchup, fruit jam, vinegar, liquid smoke, onion, brown sugar, salt, chile pepper powder, onion and garlic powders in saucepan and whisk/stir to mix.

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Gradually bring the sauce to a boil over low to medium heat, stirring until well blended.

Step 2: Reduce the heat slightly and let the sauce simmer gently until thick and richly flavored, about 5 minutes. Do not overcook!

Season to Taste. Since Taste is a personal thing, make sure to Sample before Serving!

Remember to use your Spicy Sweet BBQ Barbecue Sauce the last 10 – 15 minutes of your Cook. The Sauce will set to a Glaze without burning on your Barbecue.

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Never use your BBQ Glaze to cook the whole way through. The sugars will carmelize too much and burn on your Grill. 

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