Guava BBQ Sauce

    35 min

    This barbecue sauce is easy to make and packed full of flavour. It's fruity, spicy and absolutely delicious. Use to slather over meat, fish or vegetables.

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    Makes: 750 ml approximately

    • 250ml cold water
    • 250g guava paste (pasta de guayaba)
    • 75ml apple cider vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons dark rum
    • 4 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh root ginger
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/4 Scotch bonnet chilli, finely chopped or to taste
    • sea salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place water, guava paste, vinegar, rum, tomato puree, lemon juice, onion, ginger, soy sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and Scotch bonnet chilli into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking until evenly blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce has slightly thickened and is richly flavoured, 10 to 15 minutes. The sauce should be pourable. If it has become too thick, thin it with some water. Serve hot or cold.

    Guava paste

    Can be purchased in Caribbean and Hispanic speciality shops or online.

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    Gorgeous sauce, guava paste was expensive and hard to find though, ended up buying it online. Will definately be making again though 👍  -  11 Aug 2015


    Very delicious. Very easy to make. I added a little more liquid, but that was the only chage. This recipe is very flavorful. Would be delicious on just about any type of protein, maybe even tofu, why not?  -  05 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fabulous!  -  16 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)