Cocky’s Black Sauce awaits William
BLACK sauce fit for a prince was sent from Townsville to Cardwell yesterday.
One dozen bottles of the Townsville-made Cocky’s Black Sauce, plus a large gift wrapped presentation magnum, was scheduled to leave Townsville yesterday with Cardwell Lions Club president Jim Nicolson for Saturday’s Prince William barbecue. But, with the roads closed due to flooding, it was not known if Mr Nicolson would get through with his cargo of royal black sauce. There were concerns Mr Nicolson and his right royal sauce would have to spend the night parked in front of any number of f l o o d e d c r e e ks b e t ween Townsville and Cardwell.
The second in line to the British throne will get to splash what is considered to be the prince of all black sauces over his snags.
Cocky’s Black Sauce is made by Julie Emerson who markets her gourmet sauces and spreads in Cotter’s market on Sunday mornings.
Ms Emerson said vinegar, treacle, anchovies, tamarind paste and spices were among the ingredients in her black sauce.
‘ ‘ And t here’s a l ot of love. . . as well,’’ she said.
Ms Emerson’s husband Ian said his wife started making it after he complained traditional black s a u c e s h a d l o s t t h e i r ‘‘ oomph’’.
As well as the black sauce, Prince William will dine on sausages made in Cardwell from beef produced by the Tully-based Blennerhassett family.