|BBQ Dry Rub And Holy Moly BBQ Sauce|
This apparently is going to last for at least a good few days and it can only mean one thing ......barbecue! As any of my friend will be able to tell you, I'm a barbecue enthusiast. At any given opportunity, I will chuck things onto the charcoal barbie and grill them into pure smoky awesomeness. If any further proof is needed, look no further than my Christmas turkey post. That bird was cooked on a barbecue in deep winter and it tasted mighty fine.
To set myself up for the coming summer BBQ season, I have decided to make a batch of my own dry rub that will be perfect for marinating any meat prior to cooking them. This is absolutely delicious and will be indispensable for any BBQ prep. The rub contain layers and layers of flavours, which when rubbed over the meat and left to marinate, will penetrate the meat and make them incredibly tasty.
Now, a barbecue won't be a barbecue without a finger-licking sticky sauce. I have also made a batch of my very own BBQ sauce. This is a recipe which I have over the years, made time and time again with little minor tweaks here and there, just to perfect it. My friends who tasted it have always beg for the recipe, so here it is, my very own Holy Moly BBQ sauce.
Why holy moly, you ask? Because it's good y'all! (in a southern twang)
For the BBQ dry rub (makes about 250g):
200g soft dark brown sugar
2 tbsp mustard powder
2 tbsp onion powder/granules
2 tbsp garlic powder/granules
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp ground bay leaf
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
6 tbsp smoked sweet paprika
2 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
Put all the ingredients for the rub in a large bowl and mix well. These can now be store in a clean, sterile jar for several months.
|BBQ Dry Rub|
For the Holy Moly BBQ Sauce (makes about 550ml):
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
500ml chili sauce
3 tbsp ketchup
6 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
1 tbsp mustard powder
150ml cider vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Tobasco sauce
1 tbsp celery seeds
juices of half a lemon
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for for 5 minutes, until soften. Add the garlic and cook for another minute before adding the remaining ingredients.
|Holy Moly BBQ Sauce|
we all like barbecues in my family and I think this will become a favourite. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Jen. Have a go at it and please let me know how you get on :-)ReplyDelete