Basic Barbecue Sauce
ood trends arrive, some remain and a few get better and dig in their heels. One such trend is barbecue. In times past, real barbecue could only be found in certain areas of our country. tith the understanding that barbeque is inherently American; the Carolinas, Tennessee, Texas and a majority of the south dominated our food world in this regard. Now, however, chefs in every state heeded our desire for real barbecue and we prevailed.
that secret ingredient makes barbecue genuine and delectable? I feel simplicity is our friend for such a sauce. cor barbecue, even the wood we use makes a difference in the taste. Most commonly used are apple, cherry and maple. Apple juice, apple cider vinegar, bourbon or whiskey and some molasses are common liquid ingredients. cor spices, you may choose chili powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, brown sugar, paprika and cumin. The taste is a personal one. I prefer a sweet and spicy barbecue, while my husband, Dave, like smoky and spicy.
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