Saturday, July 2, 2011

Holistic Hottie™: Recipe: Bangin' BBQ Sauce

My friend just posted a link to her homemade bbq sauce that I really want to share with you - perfect for this holiday weekend!

Bangin' BBQ Sauce on Chicken by Malika Duke
2 TBS coconut oil
1 cup Tomato Sauce (or fresh tomato puree)
2 TB Unpasteurized Honey
2 TB Unsulphured Molasses
1/4 cup Dijon Mustard (gluten-free; Whole Foods brand makes one)
1/4 cup Diced Onions
2 TBS Raw/Unpastuerized Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBS Pick a Pepper Sauce (original)
1 TBS Fresh Garlic (powder can suffice)
1 TB Orange Rind
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Paprika (a roasted or smokey paprika works best here)
1 tsp Fresh Thyme
Variation: If you’re fresh out, or can’t find Pick-A-Pepper sauce, use wheat free Tamari (yes, its soy but it fermented) or coconut aminos.
In a medium sauce pot over moderate heat, place 2 TBS coconut oil in pot and saute’ onions for about 3-4 mins or until lightly browned. Turn heat down to about mid range. Next, add garlic and thyme and continue to saute’ for about 2 mins. Remove from heat. Add the remaining ingredients and while stirring, return to medium heat for about 3-5 mins. Last step is to puree the sauce to get it smooth, I prefer my sauce a bit chunky lol. I have a hand blender for this step. Of course a upright blender will definitely do the trick. Blend to desired consistency then transfer to jar for storage. Yields about 2 cups.
Once cooled, it thickens up a bit. Feel free to tweek it as necessary. I do normally add 2-3 TBS of any pepper sauce I have around. The kids like it spicy. I wonder how it would taste if you threw in a few pieces of orange rind while cooking the onions and garlic?!?! Or maybe 1 TBS of grated ginger???!? Mmmmm!!! Sorry. Just goes to show you that there are no limits to the creativity one can attain once they spend a little time in the kitchen. I love this lifestyle! :) Let me know what you concoct here in the comments below!
Apply directly onto roasting or grilling meat for the last 1-15 minutes of cooking or use as dip. 

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