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BBQ Sauce


There is lots of flavour in this tasty BBQ sauce.


1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
10 cloves of garlic, peeled
2 fresh chillies, stalks removed
olive oil
10 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked
10 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves picked
a small bunch of fresh coriander
10 bay leaves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
6 cloves
zest and juice of 2 oranges
200g soft brown sugar
90ml tablespoons balsamic vinegar
200ml tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons English mustard
200ml apple juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Pulse onion, garlic and chillies together in a food processor until you've got a really fine paste.

Pour a olive oil into a pan and gently fry this paste for 5 minutes on a low heat.

seperatly add all your herbs and spices to the food processor, along with orange zest and blitz up really well.

This recipe works well with this BBQ rubrecipe here

And this BBQ rib recipe recipe here
Add this pureed mixture to the pan and cook for another minute. Add the sugar, stir in well and cook for a few more minutes, until it begins to dissolve and you get a thick brown paste.

Pour in 285ml of water and cook for 2 more minutes, then squeeze in the juice of both your oranges and add all the remaining ingredients.

Stir well and bring everything to the boil, then turn down the heat a touch and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the mixture starts to thicken slightly.

Pour the sauce slowly through a fine sieve into a large bowl and get rid of any larger bits left behind in the sieve. Rinse the sieve and pass the sauce through the sieve again so it's really silky.

Leave to cool completely, then either divide the sauce between jars or get marinating straight away.

Once it's in the fridge, you'll have about a week or so to use up the rest of the sauce.

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