Authentic Arawak BBQ Sauce

Authentic Arawak BBQ Sauce


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About this recipe: This is a West Indian marinade that's been used for generations. It's best suited for fish and game, but I also like it on chicken and pork. Make sure you adjust the amount of chillies to your taste. Also, I sometimes replace the orange juice with marmalade for a sweeter marinade.

Wesley Murks

Serves: 2 

  • 6 spring onions, chopped
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Scotch bonnet chillies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown soft sugar
  • 100ml (4 fl oz) fresh orange juice
  • 100ml (4 fl oz) cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons red wine
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon treacle

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well, cover and allow to sit for 1 hour. Stir again before using with fish or meat, and marinade for at least 1 hour.

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The original recipe was called Authentic Arawak Indian BBQ Sauce and had seven five star reviews. YES, this is the one you were looking for! - 13 Jul 2009


- 04 Jun 2012

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