Caribbean barbecue sauce

    25 min

    Living in the Caribbean is a wonderful way of life! I am always trying to come up with new recipes that reflect my new home. You can adjust the spices to your personal tastes. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 175g minced onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 (2.5cm) pieces fresh root ginger, minced
    • 475g ketchup
    • 100g dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 tablespoons treacle
    • 125ml spiced rum, divided
    • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic and ginger, and cook until tender. Reduce heat to low. Mix in ketchup, dark brown soft sugar, treacle, 3/4 of the rum, hoisin sauce, tomato puree, vinegar, chilli powder and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until well blended and heated through. Stir in remaining rum.

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    Reviews in English (4)


    Made it a couple of days in advance. Tasted like sweet and sour sauce but after being refrigerated for a day it tasted much more BBQ-Y  -  03 Oct 2015


    Excellent! I found it a little tangy, but that could have been cured by a little extra boiling! I poured it over chicken and served with rice & beans.  -  04 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A little more cayenne and ginger and this instantly became my new Island BBQ sauce.....  -  10 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)