How do you make barbecue sauce?
Ok, i know that is not the classic Greek recipe article you expect in a greek food blog but it is something we were discussing recently with my mother. So it does deserve its place in the blog.
But before we go to the sauce, a little bit of history.
The idea of putting sauces on food goes back pretty far. Barbecue sauce is a sauce used as a marinade, basting, condiment, or topping for meat cooked in the barbecue cooking style, including pork or beef ribs and chicken. It is a ubiquitous condiment in the Southern United States and is used on many other foods as well.
Lately also in our kitchen!
During the covid pandemic, my mother sat down and explained to me how she tried and made her own Barbecue sauce in a time when…well she couldn’t much!
INGREDIENTS FOR GREEK STYLE BARBECUE SAUCE
- 200 g tomato paste
- 50 white vinegar
- 100g jam
- 20 g sugar
- 1 cube of vegetables
- 1 medium onion
- 1 can of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion flakes
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Sumac
- 1 tablespoon lemon syrup.
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
- 2 tablespoons soya sauce.
- 200g ready ketchup
The most difficult thing apparently is to gather all the ingredients in the table. Cause as soon as you do that then it is pretty straight forward
Add, the tomato paste, the vinigar, the jam, thesugar, the vegetable cube, medium onion,garlic powder, onion flakes, smoked paprika, Sumac and the lemon syrup on deep saucepan and bring it to a boil. Stir in between a lot as you dont want the ingredients to stick to the pan. When it starts boiling and becomes a unified mixture remove it from the heat.
Throw in the remaining ingredients and you are done. , Store in glass jar or in an empty ketchup package!.