Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BBQ Sauce

I love grilling things on the BBQ, but I don't really like BBQ sauce.  It always seems overly sweet* & sticky... just overly sauce-y.  I always prefer to taste the protein I'm eating (unless it's chicken feet - then bring on the sauce!) rather than drench it in something else.  Sauces should highlight your dish, not hide it. 

This recipe is from Mark's Daily Apple and it is good.  I made a few modifications, but stuck pretty true to the original.  This will make enough to split in half, with about 1 cup to marinate and just under a cup for extra dipping.  

Primal BBQ Sauce

1 6oz can tomato paste
4 tbs melted butter
1 tbs hot sauce (use your favorite)
3 tbs honey
4 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tbs Tamari
1 tsp dijon mustard
2-3 tbs water
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika

Whisk wet ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined.  Add in dry ingredients and whisk/stir until everything is incorporated.    This was enough to marinate 8 large chicken thighs, plus about 1/2 cup leftover for extra dipping. 

*The reason it seems sweet is probably because it is... take a look at the sugar content in that bottle in your fridge.  I'd rather eat some chocolate! 

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