Category: Sauces & Rubs

Better BBQ Sauce Than Yours # 2

Red Wine Barbecue Sauce: Bobby Flay does it again. • 1 1/4 cups ketchup • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder • 2 tablespoons honey • 2 tablespoons molasses • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 tablespoon paprika • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce…


Best-Ever Guacamole

2 ripe avocados 3 tomatoes 3 green onions 1 jalapeno (deseeded) 3 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/4 cup vinegar or lemon juice 1/2 cup oil 1 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions 1. Dice tomatoes and drain in a colander for 5 minutes. Chop the jalapeno and the onions. I did this all in the food…


Cranberry-Pepper Jelly

3 red bell peppers, finely chopped 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely chopped 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup liquid pectin 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen and thawed Combine peppers, chiles, sugar, red pepper flakes and salt in a…


Better BBQ Sauce than Yours

2 cups ketchup 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup vinegar 1/8 cup yellow mustard 1 tbsp white horse radish 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground white pepper 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp ground chipotle pepper 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp dried onion flakes Simmer together for…


Chipotle Maple BBQ Sauce

Makes about 4 cups This sauce has the sweetness of maple syrup and the spice of chipotle peppers. Jeff Approved. One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 3 chipotle peppers in adobo, diced 1 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice (…


Barbecue Rub for Baby Back Ribs

1 cup (packed) light brown sugar 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons dry mustard 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper ( very spicy, good for Jeff, cut to 1 tablespoon if you dont love HOT ) 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper I used 1/2…


Szechuan Peanut Butter Sauce

This sauce is fabulous, it is traditionally served with boiled dumplings in restaurants, Now you can make it at home, I double this recipe and toss it with pasta. 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil 2 tablespoons light soya sauce 3 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon chili sauce…


HERB PESTO

HERB PESTO (I double and triple the recipes,) 2/3 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves 2/3 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves 2/3 cup firmly packed fresh parsley leaves 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 large garlic cloves, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup…


Magic Dust

There’s a big shaker of Magic Dust next to the salt and pepper in my kitchen. Makes about 2 1/2 cups · 1/2 cup paprika · 1/4 cup kosher salt, finely ground · 1/4 cup sugar · 2 tablespoons mustard powder · 1/4 cup chili powder · 1/4 cup ground cumin · 2 tablespoons ground…


Peaches with Brown Sugar Sauce and Rum

You could also dress up breakfast by spooning these peaches over waffles. 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 6 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 8 ripe peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, each cut into 8 wedges 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons dark rum Vanilla or peach ice cream Melt butter in…


Greek Seasoning Blend

Ingredients: • 2 tsp. dried oregano • 1 ½ tsp. onion powder • 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder • 1 tsp. sugar • 1 tsp. cornstarch • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper • 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes • 1 tsp. thyme • 1 tsp. basil • 1 tsp. salt Directions: Combine all the…


Spice Rub

Ingredients needed: 8 tablespoons paprika 3 tablespoons cayenne 5 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 6 tablespoons garlic powder 3 tablespoons onion powder 6 tablespoons salt 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Blend well. Can be stored in an airtight container in your spice…


Jeff’s BBQ sauce.

Jeff’s BBQ sauce. Ingredients Sauce 2 1/2 cups ketchup 2/3 cup white vinegar 1/2cup molasses 1/2 cup honey 2 teaspoon liquid smoke 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cayene powder 1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until ingredients are well combined…


roasted garlic-herb sauce

This pesto-like sauce would be great with just about any grilled seafood. Makes about 1 cup. 2 heads of garlic, top 1/4 inch of each cut off and discarded 1 teaspoon plus 2/3 cup olive oil 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed 2 tablespoons drained caper 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh…


Bomba, Hot Pepper Paste

Sometimes a recipe just hits the nail on the head. You know what I mean – you find a recipe that is relatively simple and straightforward that somehow yields the most fabulous tastes and textures as its final perfect product. This recipe was in our local newspaper last week and I knew my family would…


Penne with Fresh herb Pesto Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup mint leaves, picked 3/4 cup basil leaves, picked 1 cup parsley, picked 2 cloves garlic 4 medium over-ripe plum tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 teasp black pepper 1 teasp crushed red pepper 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil salt to taste 1 pound penne pasta, freshly grated pecorino Procedure 1. Bring 6 quarts…


Caribbean Seasoning Sauce

I cant wait to try this one, all the fresh herbs, man-o-man this is so up my alley MAKES ABOUT 2 1/2 CUPS Try spreading this herb-filled sauce thickly on such fish fillets as salmon or sea bass and letting them marinate for 30 minutes before grilling. ingredients 4 cups basil leaves 1 cup oregano…


Apple Butter

6 pounds Granny Smith or other tart apples, unpeeled, cored, and sliced 2 1/2 cups apple cider 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2 strips of lemon zest, each 2 1/2 inches long 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt In a large saucepan cook the apples…


balsamic glaze

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar Combine 4 ingredients in medium saucepan. Boil until reduced to 1/3 cup, about 17 minutes. Season glaze to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over low…


Caribbean Salsa

Serves: 4 ——– ———— ——————————– 1 c Pineapple chopped 1 c Mango – peeled-chopped 1 c Red bell pepper chopped 2/3 c Kiwi peeled-chopped 1/2 c Red onion chopped 1/4 c Cilantro fresh-minced 1 t Lemon juice Preparation: Directions Mix the salsa ingredients well and refrigerate. great with Fish or chicken


butterscotch sauce

MAKES 2 CUPS Cooking butter with sugar causes milk solids to caramelize, giving butterscotch sauce its delicious flavor. 8 tbsp. unsalted butter 2 tbsp. light corn syrup 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar 1⁄3 cup heavy cream 1 tsp. dark rum 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1⁄2 tsp. fine salt 1⁄2 tsp. fresh…


Piri Piri Sauce

3/4 cup olive oil 2 fresh jalapenos, coarsely chopped, stems, seeds and all 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic Combine all of the ingredients except the garlic in a medium, heavy saucepan over high heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add the…


Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

1 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons maple syrup 3 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Whisk ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard, molasses, maple syrup, vinegar, chili powder, and cayenne in small sauce pan. bake chicken with your favorite dry rub,350 for an hour….


Raspberry Sauce

Kirsch, a cherry-flavored liqueur, brings out the flavor of the raspberries rather than masking it. 2 cups fresh raspberries 1/4 cup kirsch or framboise (raspberry liqueur) 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Puree all the ingredients in a food processor; strain the sauce to remove the seeds. Store the sauce in the…


Hot Pepper Jelly

Hot Pepper Jelly 3 large red bell peppers 1 large green bell peppers 6 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar 2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes 9 ounces liquid pectin Cut the bell peppers into 1-inch pieces and in a food processor chop them vety fine. Transfer the chopped peppers to a…