Making a barbecue sauce at
home to compliment your pork roast, beef brisket or spare ribs almost
always makes great food even tastier.
are a few homemade barbecue sauce making tips that will help you
when you are making your next homemade barbecue sauce at home.
1. Preparation is everything. Having all your ingredients laid out and
close to hand when preparing your sauce will ensure that you do not
hinder things unnessarily later on.
There are few things worse than
ending up trying to do too many things at the same time, and this will
always end up reducing the quality of your homemade barbecue sauce.
Prepare all ingredients first, and take your time.
2. When making any homemade barbecue sauce, it is important to use the
pan for the task. Your saucepans should be constructed of materials
that radiate heat consistently throughout the whole pan. You want the
have a weighted bottom so that your homemade barbecue sauce does not
For homemade barbecue sauce making, stay away from teflon and nonstick
pans as they prevent caremelization, for any homemade barbecue sauce,
you should use a non-stick pan in preference as this is neccessary to
ensure the proper texture.
3. Reducing a homemade barbecue sauce is different from no other, it
means to simmer the sauce until it reaches the correct thickness to
your personal preference. When the homemade barbecue sauce is thick
enough to coat a spoon it is
ready. You don't want it to boil during this process because it can
burn the sauce, make it bubble up, and spill over the top of the pan.
"Reducing by half," means to reduce the quantity of liquid in the pan
by fifty percent. It is not neccessary to measure it out exactly, you
can just make an educated guess.
4. Add a couple of knobs of unsalted cold butter at the end. This is
"mounting" and improves the flavor, texture and gives a nice glaze to
finished barbecue sauce.
5. Refrain from leaving the pan cooking for too long. If you don't want
to burn the
sauce or have it thicken too much, you want to stay near to the cooker
and pay close attention to what you are doing. In the meantime you can
still carry on with other cooking duties, but remember that you will
want to stay close to your pan to stir or drop the temperature
if required to ensure that your homemade barbecue
is cooked properly.
that you have the basic's of preparing how to make your own homemade
barbecue sauce, you can learn more by reading these additional sections.
Choosing a barbecue sauce base
the base sauce to be used in your homemade barbecue sauce is easy enough when you know what to look for. This section will guide
you through the selection process for choosing a barbecue sauce base.
Adding and regulating acidity
acidity in a homemade barbecue sauce is an important element that needs
to be understood and regulated to prevent sauces from being overly
sharp or too flat in flavour. We will show you what you need to look
out for in this sectionwhen
Using barbecue seasonings
seasonings add depth and flavour to your homemade barbecue sauce. When
used with care, you will lift the flavour of your BBQ sauce and find
personal favourites that will partner with your BBQ meat and poultry.
Find out more about using barbecue
Balancing flavour with salt
the sweet and savoury spectrum of the flavour range in a homemade
barbecue sauce is relatively straightforward once you understand the
do's and dont's. Discover how to use salt and
sugar properly in your
barbecue sauce recipe.
Reduction and cooking the BBQ
final stage of your BBQ sauce is the cooking and reduction process that
will slowly break down the ingredients and produce your own homemade
barbecue sauce. Read this section to get to grips with the reduction
and cooking of your barbecue sauce.
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Homemade Barbecue Marinades
best flavored barbecue food is often marinaded beforehand to impart
additional flavors or to make the meat more succulent by locking in
moisture. Our guide to making a great tasting homemade
barbecue marinade will help you start creating your own
favorites using store cupboard ingredients in no time at all.