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How to make your own sauce. 6




Hot Smoke Finishing Sauce. 10

John Wayne's Hot BBQ Sauce. 10

Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce. 11

Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce. 11

Sweet and Smoky Barbecue Sauce. 12

Papa Shaka Hot Q Sauce. 12

TC�s Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce. 13

Micah�s Standby Q Sauce. 13

Peach BBQ Sauce. 14

Kevin Taylor�s Sauce. 14

Fresh Gringo Salsa. 15

Hook�s Tangy Sauce. 16

Smoked Peach BBQ Sauce. 16

Coffee BBQ Sauce. 17

All-Purpose Texas Barbecue Sauce. 17

John Wills Memphis Rub, Mop, & Sauce. 18

Kevi's Smokin' on the Mountain BBQ Sauce. 18

Coffeebluff�s Q Sauce. 19

Tom�s Chipotle Coffee Brisket Sauce. 19

TC's World Famous Q Sauce. 20

Alabama White Barbecue Sauce. 20

Bandera Barbecue Sauce. 21

Arkansas BBQ Sauce (for brisket) 21

Pulliam�s Okie Hots Q Sauce. 22

J.C.Hardaway's Famous BBQ Sauce. 22




Smokin' Okie�s Memphis Style Okie Rib Sauce. 24

Smokin Okies Vinegar Mop for Pulled Pork. 24

Smokin� Okie's Pulled Pork Baste & Serving Sauce. 25

Pulled Pork Sauce. 25

Vinegar-Based Finishing Sauce. 26

Vaunted Vinegar Sauce. 26

Eastern North Carolina Vinegar Based Sauce. 26

Eastern Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce. 27

Grandpa Cheese Vinegar Sauce. 27




Smokin' Okie's Virgin Mustard Sauce. 30

Kevi's Miss Piggy Mustard Sauce. 30

DLS� Mustard Sauce: 31





Micah�s Sweet and Spicy Chicken Sauce. 34

Micah�s Finger Lickin� Pork and Chicken Sauce. 34




Coffee Molasses Marinade. 36

Stogie's Coffee Mop for Brisket, a.k.a Bad Tasting TX Mop. 36

Jim Goode's BBQ Beef Rub. 37

BBQ Brisket with Goode's Mop. 38

Chuck's Injectable Tarantula Marinade. 38

Goode COMPANY Barbecue. 39

Sherry Mop. 40




Scarlet Lemon Wings 42

Korean Style Wings 42

Orange Glazed Wings 43

Scottie's Creole Butter 43

Buffalo Style Hot Wing Sauce (modified) 44

MOJO- A Traditional Cuban Sauce. 44

I2BBQ Mojo: 45

Andi�s Alaskan Fish Sauce. 45

Homesteaders Honey. 46

Red Chili and Garlic Paste. 46

Hawaiian �Real� Beef Teriyaki 47

Flanagan's Table Sauce. 47

Smoked Habanero Ketchup. 48

Lemon/Mayo Sauce. 48

Brisket Coffee Table Sauce. 49

Micah�s Great Home-Made Salsa. 49

Cranberry Salsa. 50

Pork and Poultry Brine. 50

Micah�s Wet Marinade for Jerky. 50

Double Lazy�s Aoli Sauce. 51



First, thanks to everyone for posting to the forum with your recipes for sauces and other stuff.Thanks to Micah for extracting the following from the Cookshack Forum, These recipes have edited and reformatted for your pleasure.Please feel free to use these.We would ask that if you repost these or reuse these, please give thanks to the original author and the original forum.


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How to make your own sauce

Posted by Robb on October 25, 2002 at 23:05:45:

In Reply to: BBQ sauce making questions... posted by Richard Sterling on October 25, 2002 at 19:12:29:


First, get an idea in your mind of what kind of BBQ sauce you want. You state, tomato.


Next, mentally select a known brand that you want to closely duplicate. Gates BBQ sauce is peppery; KC Masterpiece is thicker and sweet, etc.


Once you have determined mentally what you want, you next build up to that.


It�s easy to jump start a BBQ sauce with ketchup, because it has the sweet and the tang that you are seeking. But if you don�t want to, go with either tomato sauce or tomato paste. The advantage to using tomato paste is that you already have the thickness, and you don�t have to reduce down to achieve it. The disadvantage is that the thickened tomato past is further from a BBQ-like taste, then tomato sauce, or ketchup. Because of that, you need to more dramatically alter the taste of the base ingredient, with substances like vinegar and spices.


I read some of your ingredients...The smoked onion is a good item to have. Cut it as fine as you can, so the flavor is released from the onion easier. The smoked tomatoes with olive oil, well...I'd save those for a side dish or something exotic. The effort is largely wasted on BBQ sauce.


What I do, when I�m making a basic tomato based BBQ sauce, is the following:


Start with a base of ketchup. (tomato sauce, tomato paste, etc) This gives me the sweet that I want.I next target the heat. I do this, with black pepper, red pepper, and white pepper. Black pepper is a lip burning type hot. Red pepper is overall hot. White pepper is a back of the mouth/nasal clearing type hot. Contrary to initial mental opinion, use less black pepper then red pepper and a touch of white, to give it a light after-kick.


I then taste, to determine the heat. Once I have the sweet and the heat... I then go for the sour. I do this with apple cider or white vinegar�or sometimes yellow mustard (which is basically vinegar with mustard seed).


Simply add small quantities at a time, till you get what you are achieving. If you start with ketchup, you already have an initial base that has some tartness to it, so you don�t need much if any vinegar.


Once I have then come to a good balance of sweet, hot, and sour...I then mentally agree that my base BBQ sauce is complete.


I next spice it with flavors, according to my personal opinion.

Here are some basic spices to modify BBQ sauce.


Garlic powder

Onion powder

Chili powder




More exotic flavors that can be used include ground jalapeno, hickory flavorings (hickory salt), Liquid Smoke, etc. If you want a "boutique" sauce that is flavored like raspberry, or teriyaki, or any other non traditional flavoring...You should add this before the other before mentioned spices.


Taste your spices before hand, by mixing a small quantity with warm water. Warm water helps release the flavor. This helps you mentally determine if you want that in your sauce, and how much of it you want. Me, personally, I add a little of about everything. The logic behind which, is that after I�m done, if the sauce is good in overall flavor...Then when someone tries my sauce, their own personal taste buds will draw them to a particular ingredient in the sauce that they find agreeable. That makes them smile, tilt their head sideways, and go: "hey, nice touch of cumin...." (While the guy next to them, is thinking: "I thought that unique taste was hickory."


Good luck with your sauce. Part of the fun of making sauces, is the experimentation. It�s wise to keep a small notepad, counting the ingredients and quantity, as you add them. That way you can reproduce the sauce in the future, if you find a winner. And if you do find a winner, you can put it on the market so it can sit on the shelf next to the 65 other "unique" bbq flavors.


<-- Winky man














Hot Smoke Finishing Sauce

Recipe By: "Hot Licks"


1/4 cup olive oil

1 medium yellow onion -- coarsely chopped

6 medium garlic cloves -- minced

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup bourbon

1 cup cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground thyme

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon coriander -- ground

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

8 medium chipotle peppers -- dried or canned

1 fresh habanero pepper -- stemmed

14 oz ketchup

1 1/2 cups water

salt -- to taste


Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat and saut� onion and garlic until soft. Lower heat, add sugar, syrup, bourbon, vinegar, spices, and cocoa, and reduce for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut the chilies in half and add to the pot, along with the ketchup, water and salt. Cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours, covered, stirring occasionally and adding more water if the sauce becomes thicker than ketchup. When sauce has cooled slightly, puree in the blender.


Refrigerated, the sauce will keep 2 to 3 weeks.


John Wayne's Hot BBQ Sauce

Originally posted by d9:


28 oz. ketchup

10 or 12 oz white vinegar (I use 8 oz. white, 4 oz. apple cider vinegar)

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon salt

2.4 tablespoons black pepper

1.4 tablespoon crushed red pepper

1.8 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup water


This is cut down from a HUGE recipe so the amounts are kind of odd.

Bring to a boil, cool.

Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce


1 cup coca-cola

1 cup ketchup

1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke

3 tablespoons A-1 Steak Sauce

1 teaspoon onion flakes

1 teaspoon garlic flakes

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a heavy, non-reactive saucepan and gradually bring to a boil over medium heat.


Reduce the heat slightly to obtain a gentle simmer. Simmer the sauce until reduced by a quarter, 6 to 8 minutes. Use right away or transfer to a large jar, cover, cool to room temperature and refrigerate.


Makes 2 cups


Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce


Some say it's the best off-the-shelf barbecue sauce in the business. That secret combination of molasses, Liquid Smoke, and spices makes this stuff irresistible on chicken, ribs, or a juicy hamburger. Keep it fresh for your Memorial Day cookout this year by whipping up your own home clone batch from scratch.


1 cup water

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup tomato paste

2/3 cup vinegar

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

3 tablespoons molasses

1 1/4 teaspoons Liquid Smoke

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

dash cayenne pepper


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat and whisk until smooth.


Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes or until thick.


Cool, then store in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Sweet and Smoky Barbecue Sauce


6 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce

2 tablespoons dark rum

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke

1 tablespoon pure chili powder (not a blend)

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

4 cups ketchup

Coarse salt (kosher or sea)

Freshly ground black pepper


Combine all the ingredients, except for the ketchup, in a large, deep, heavy non-reactive saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, uncovered, until all the ingredients are dissolved, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ketchup and bring to a boil, stirring well, as the ketchup has a tendency to spatter. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Reduce the heat slightly and gently simmer the sauce, uncovered, until dark, thick and richly flavored, about 30 minutes, stirring often. Use right away or transfer to jars, cover, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for several months.


Makes 5 cups.


From "Barbecue! Bible -- Sauces, Rubs and Marinades."


Papa Shaka Hot Q Sauce

Originally posted by PapaShaka


1 1/2 pounds of cayenne, jalapeno and habanero peppers (1/2 lb each)

1 cup kosher salt

3 cups white vinegar


Wash peppers, remove stems and coarse chop. Place in a stainless steel bowl and sprinkle salt on top, stir, cover with plastic, place in a cool, dry place for 2 days, and stir every 12 hours.


Add vinegar, and puree, place in sterilized jar and lid and refrigerate.


The longer is sets, the better it gets.

TC�s Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce

Originally posted by topchef:


2 oz Canola Oil

1 fresh jalapeno minced � seeds discarded

1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic

1 cup onion-minced

1 #10 can Heinz Chili Sauce

4 cups apple cider

2 cups cider vinegar

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup molasses

1/2 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 cup Liquid Smoke

salt to taste


Method: Heat the oil and gently cook onion & jalapeno until onion are translucent. Add all other ingredients except Liquid Smoke and simmer 30 minutes. Add Liquid Smoke & taste for salt. Let cool and puree in blender. Strain through sieve.


Yield: about 1 1/2 gallons

* You can substitute two 64 oz bottles of Heinz Ketchup for the Chili Sauce


Micah�s Standby Q Sauce

Originally posted by Micah


Here's the standby sauce recipe that I use. You can find it in several places on this forum but here it is so you don't have to look for it.


It is a slight variation of Jim Schroeder's Use for Any Meat Sauce. I use it for dipping as well as brushing on ribs during cooking. It goes equally well on pork, beef, chicken, etc.


2 to 4 cups catsup (smaller amount makes a thicker sauce)

2 cups brown sugar

3/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup any red wine

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 cloves garlic (freshly cut and minced)

1/4 cup American mustard

1/4 cup Liquid Smoke flavoring (optional)


If you don't like using Liquid Smoke you can smoke the sauce in a shallow tray, stirring occasionally, until you achieve the desired amount of smoke flavor.


Cook until consistency is like a thick syrup.


Peach BBQ Sauce

Originally posted by Born Hungry


2 (4 1/2 oz.) jars peach baby food

1/3 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/3 cup vinegar

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ginger

dash of pepper


Mix all ingredients and simmer...use however you wish, I usually finish chicken and ribs on my Weber, and that�s when I apply the sauce...let me know what you think


Kevin Taylor�s Sauce

Posted by new-smokr.


Can't say it is GREAT but I like it, and it is easy to make.


From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ GURU. This is the one I use the most. It is sweet and has a nice smoky flavor to it.


1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/8 cup molasses

1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder


Combine all ingredients and bring to boil. Simmer 30 minutes or till desired thickness.

Fresh Gringo Salsa

Originally posted by WeeWilly


6 Roma Tomatoes

3 cloves of crushed garlic

1 lemon or lime

1/2 onion

Jalapenos (1-2) (or 1 jalapeno & 1/2 - 1 Serrano)

1/2 cup Cilantro

1/2 - 1 cup green cabbage

1 tablespoon EVO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)



In a food processor...6 Roma tomatoes...chop to your desired consistency. Put aside in a container.


Chop cabbage and garlic to desired consistency. Put in bowl with tomatoes.


Chop jalapenos and cilantro to desired consistency...or 1 jalapeno and 1/2 Serrano. (Add more or less jalapeno and/or Serrano to your taste/tolerance). Put in bowl with tomatoes and cabbage.


Chop garlic, onion, and oil and add to rest of ingredients.


Stir in salt to taste. Let flavors marry for a few hours if you can wait.


Find a good tortilla chip and you are on your way to a great appetizer. If you like lime or jalapeno flavored chips you may have further adjusting of the salsa. For this salsa I like plain salted chips.


You'll have to adjust garlic, onion and chili's to suit your taste. I like a chunky salsa with a fair amount of kick. I don't build this like a picante sauce, but you can process all ingredients to a soupy texture if like it more like a dip. Also, I add the cabbage for a bit more crunch. It can be left out with little change in flavor. Many Mexicans use no cabbage�others use it. It's your choice.


Hook�s Tangy Sauce


If you like "tangy" BBQ sauce, here is a couple you might enjoy. The first is the original and comes from Rich Davis and Shifra Stein in their book "All about BBQ." The second is my variation. Both have been really popular when I've served them.


Here�s how the original goes:


32 oz ketchup

32 oz cider vinegar

8 oz BBQ seasoning (Seemed like too much for me. I use 2 or 3 oz. It�s easier to add than take out.)

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

6 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce (wouldn't use anything but Lea & Perrins)

6 tablespoons A-1 Sauce

Mix and simmer for 5 minutes (optional)


Makes about 1/2 gal


I love it, but my wife thinks it's a little hot. Come to think of it, she thinks bananas are hot.


Here's my take on it. I adjust the original to my taste by:


Adding 2 or 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

Adding 2 tablespoons honey

Adding 3 tablespoons raspberry preserves ( I use sugar-free because that's what's in the house)

1 or 2 teaspoons smoked Chipotle powder (again to taste)


It's nicely hotter and sweeter than the original. The raspberry preserves add just a touch of fruit, which folks can't quite place but really like. If you give them a try, let me know what you think.


Smoked Peach BBQ Sauce


1 (15 1/4 oz.) can cling peaches, save the juice

1/4 cup Guldens Spicy Brown Mustard

3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoons Tapa Tio Hot Sauce (or your choice)

1/2 teaspoon cayenne


Place the peaches in a plate or aluminum pie pan. Smoke in a presmoking smoker with 1 oz. hickory for 1 hour at 150. Remove, cool, and blend with remaining ingredients in blender or processor. If you want it thinner, which I don't, thin with some of the peach juice. I use light syrup pack.


Great on pork, chicken, game birds, halibut, and domestic duck and goose.





Coffee BBQ Sauce

Originally posted by dmaclaren:


1 cup ketchup

3/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar

1/2 cup brewed espresso

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

3 jalape�os, halved and seeded

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons dry mustard powder, mixed with 1 tablespoon water

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons Ancho chili powder


Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes; let cool. Transfer the sauce to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.


Makes about 3 Cups


All-Purpose Texas Barbecue Sauce

from Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue Sauces, p.187.

Originally posted by Pete:


4 cups ketchup

1/2 cup vinegar (I'll try 1/4 cup next)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup clover honey (I'll try 1/4)

1/2 cup flat beer (no longnecks- cause they're too tall to be flat!)

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

2 tablespoons black pepper

1 tablespoon garlic salt

1 tablespoon onion salt

1 tablespoon cayenne (I like 1 teaspoon habanero)


Mix, heat to boil, and then simmer for 1 to 2 hours. (I did only 30 min.)


Final note: I find that I prefer the look of sauces that start out with ketchup. They are much smoother than the ones with tomato paste.

John Wills Memphis Rub, Mop, & Sauce

Originally posted by Tom:




3 tablespoons paprika

2 teaspoons each of Lawry's seasoned salt

Black pepper

Garlic powder

1 teaspoon each of Cayenne, ground oregano, dry mustard, chili powder.




1/4 cup brown sugar

1.5 tablespoons rub

2 cups each red wine vinegar & water

1/4 cup Lea & Perrins

1 teaspoons Tabasco

1 bay leaf


Cover and let stand 8 hrs


Sweet sauce:


1 cup each tomato sauce, catsup, red wine vinegar.

1/2 cup each spicy honey mustard & Lea & Perrins.

1/4 cup butter

2 tablespoons each Tabasco & brown sugar.

1 tablespoons each fresh lemon juice, Hungarian paprika, & Lawry's seasoned salt.

1.5 teaspoons garlic powder.

1/8 teaspoon each chili powder, cayenne, black pepper, and white pepper.


Combine all, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.


Kevi's Smokin' on the Mountain BBQ Sauce

A nice sweet, smokey tomato base.


1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/8 cup molasses

1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder


Combine all ingredients and bring to boil. Simmer 30 minutes or till desired thickness.


Coffeebluff�s Q Sauce

Originally posted by Coffeebluff.


Remember, your sauce should blend with the 'q'. i suggest this......


1 quart catsup

3 tablespoons rub (same rub as your 'q')

1/4 cup brown sugar (or honey)

1/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1/3 cup A-1 Sauce

1/2 cup coca cola

1/4 cup store bought smokey bbq sauce

1 tablespoon mustard

a few drops of lemon juice


Combine all, heat to simmer, cool. Don�t over cook! Spice it up with a little cayenne or Tabasco or habanero...


Tom�s Chipotle Coffee Brisket Sauce

Originally posted by Tom:


2 tablespoon oil

1 cup diced onion

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup ketchup

1 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes & peppers

1/2 cup STRONG black coffee

3 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

3 tablespoon molasses

3 tablespoon dark brown sugar

2 or 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

1 tablespoon brown mustard

1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

2 tablespoon cider vinegar

2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Saut� onion and garlic in oil until soft


Add all other ingredients, bring to a low boil, reduce and simmer 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from heat and puree in blender. Thin with chicken stock, if needed.


Let me know if any of your adjustments help it.

TC's World Famous Q Sauce

Originally posted by Topchef:


This recipe yields just over a gallon...use a large pot, heavy bottomed if possible to reduce the risk of scorching. The sauce will keep 6 - 8 weeks refrigerated.


1 large onion - diced

1/2 cup Canola or vegetable. oil

2 jalapenos - minced/seeds removed

3 cloves garlic minced

1 #10 can catsup - Heinz Ketchup preferred

1 quart water

1 cup molasses

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 tablespoon black pepper

1/2 tablespoon ground cumin


Heat oil, saut� onions & jalapeno until onions are golden...add garlic and saut� 1 minute.

Add all remaining ingredients. Simmer 45 minutes over low heat.




You can leave the sauce "chunky", strain it, or puree it with an immersion blender...the thing Emeril calls "Evinrude"


If the sauce is a tad too sweet for your taste, add up to 1 cup more cider vinegar.


I finish the sauce with 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke cuz I like the flavor. Leave it out if the idea bothers you.


Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

Originally posted by Tom:


This is a finishing sauce and should be applied at the last moments of cooking or it will break down. Great for dipping.


1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne


Mix ingredients together and refrigerate.


Bandera Barbecue Sauce

Originally posted by Tom


1 tablespoon oil

3 cups onion, chopped fine

6 minced garlic cloves

2 chopped jalapeno peppers

1 cup chili sauce [like ketchup]

3/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce

3/4 cup strong black coffee

1/2 cup dark molasses

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons dark mustard

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

1/2 cup water


Saut� first 3 ingredients in oil till soft.


Add remaining ingredients, bring to a slow boil, reduce and simmer 45 minutes.


To clarify chili is the ketchup like condiment sold by Heinz, Delmonte and others and labeled as Chili Sauce...Not the red chili sauce typically made with ancho and New Mexico dried chilies from Hatch, NM and usually harvested in late Sept....[I personally like the Sandia Mountain variety]. These would then be added to saut�ed onion and garlic and thinned to taste with homemade unsalted chicken stock. Pureed in the blender and added to everything in life.How's that Smokin'?


Arkansas BBQ Sauce (for brisket)

Originally posted by bbtjohn:


2 quarts water

1/2 cup black pepper

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup dried red pepper flakes

1 1/2 cups Worcestershire Sauce

3 quarts red wine vinegar

1 1/2 cups yellow mustard

1 quart white wine

1 quart catsup

1 1/2 cups salt


Bring to boil and then simmer for about 1/2 hour. Do not cook or store in aluminum store in glass. Makes 2 gallons.

Pulliam�s Okie Hots Q Sauce

Originally posted by Tom:


3 tablespoons oil

2 cups chopped onion

2 tablespoons minced garlic

28 oz. ketchup

1 cup chili sauce, like Heinz

6 tablespoons brown mustard

2 tablespoons dry mustard

2 tablespoons black pepper

1 heaping tablespoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup red wine

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup A-1 Steak Sauce

1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce

3 tablespoon soy sauce

12 oz. beer, not light


Saut� onion and garlic in oil. Do not brown. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer uncovered 25 minutes.


J.C.Hardaway's Famous BBQ Sauce

Originally posted by Smokin� Okie


Nick Scull posted this recipe in the old Cookshack forum.

J.C. Hardaway is a famous Memphis pit master and owner of the Big S. Lounge. His sauce is simple and very good.


18 ounce bottle of Kraft Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce

3.5 ounce bottle Liquid Smoke

1.5 lbs. granulated sugar. (I use half that amount.)

4 cups white or red vinegar (I use Mussleman's apple cider vinegar.)

16 ounce bottle Hunt's Tomato Ketchup (J.C. says it has to be Hunt's.)


You can add a touch of fire, like Tabasco, if you like. I heat it up to dissolve the sugar but don�t boil it. It keeps for a long time in the fridge.













Smokin' Okie�s Memphis Style Okie Rib Sauce



32 oz ketchup (tomato sauce if you want)

1/2 cup yellow mustard

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup chili powder

1 tablespoon coarse black pepper

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon celery salt


To modify this you can do the following:


Brown Sugar: If you want it sweeter, add more sugar, you can double or triple the amount. You can also cut it, but you'll need something to given it a little sweet. Heck, don't add it if you don't want.

Tony Chachere's Cajun Spice: If you want some heat or add some savory, this is your thing! I've used all the Cajun Spices I can find and this blend is the real deal. But it's got some heat in it, start with only a teaspoon and go from there. You can find it at most stores in the Spice Isle or check out this site to see what it looks like:

Tony Chachere's

Worchester: Feel free to double the amount if you want. I like this stuff in sauces.

Other alternatives for heat: I'm not a fan of Tabasco, but many are, feel free to use it. Peppers are okay, use your favorite. Try some Cayenne or Pepper flakes for some spice. Don't use Paprika (not really lots of flavor for me, more for coloring I think)

Other alternatives for spice: Try some allspice or nutmeg or ground cloves or ground ginger. I wouldn't use more than a teaspoon of any one.


There you have it. It's a start! You have to develop it to your experiences and taste buds and it will also matter if you put a dry rub on your pork -- how well will the rub and sauce blend?

That's the fun part. Start with a good base that you like, that's kind of simple and then add flavors and go -- go -- go!


Smokin Okies Vinegar Mop for Pulled Pork

(also called an Eastern Carolina Sauce)


2 cups cider vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)

2 tablespoons salt (I like the flavor in Kosher/Sea Salt and bigger granules)

2 tablespoon red pepper (crushed)

1 teaspoon cayenne (I've also used Hungarian Paprika)


Don't need to cook this sauce, just combine, let sit overnight. Put this on your Butt, it'll go wild.

Smokin� Okie's Pulled Pork Baste & Serving Sauce


4 cups apple juice

1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce

4 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoon dry mustard

4 tablespoon brown sugar

3 bay leaves

6 cloves of garlic

2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cayenne (I sometimes use Hungarian Paprika)

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (the secret ingredient)


Heat all of the ingredients in a non-reactive pan (the acid in the vinegar will react with some pans be careful) Bring it to a boil, reduce and simmer for 15 min.


I make extra and put it in the fridge and it should last for a couple of months. But it's never around that long.


When I put some pork in food saver bags, I'll put some of this sauce in there with it -- when I reheat the pork it taste just like the first time.


(Makes about 5 cups)


Pulled Pork Sauce

Originally posted by barbqr


2 cups water

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1 small can (1/2 cup) tomato paste

1/2 cup cider vinegar (makes a difference)

3 tablespoons molasses

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke...or I use the drippings from the smoked meat!

1/2 teaspoon hickory smoked salt

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


Combine all together over high heat. Wisk until smooth. Bring to boil...reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until it will coat the back of a steel spoon. If cooked down right, it will make about 1 cup or a little better. Keep cooking and makes a GREAT basting sauce...will be thick.



Vinegar-Based Finishing Sauce

Originally posted by Tom:


1 pint apple cider vinegar

1 pint apple juice

3 tablespoon salt [like kosher]

2 teaspoon red pepper

2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper


Shake well and serve in bottles with a hole in the cap

Vaunted Vinegar Sauce

Originally posted by nj-pony.

The Jamison�s book, "Smoke & Spice" has become my bible. I love their Vaunted Vinegar Sauce. Couldn't be easier to make.


2 cups cider or white vinegar

2 tablespoons raw or brown sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Combine and serve at room temp or chilled. I keep mine in one of those cheap ketchup squeeze bottles and it will last almost indefinitely if kept in the fridge. Enjoy


Eastern North Carolina Vinegar Based Sauce

Originally posted by Jim Minion


1 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon brown sugar


In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and brown sugar. Mix well and allow ingredients to mesh for about 4 to 8 hours before using.


Eastern Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce

Originally posted by topchef


2 cups cider vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons sea salt

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne


I pulled that from "Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue Sauces"


Try that recipe substituting black pepper for the cayenne. If it needs more heat, add back the cayenne.


Grandpa Cheese Vinegar Sauce

For the vinegar crowd.


1 cup cider vinegar

1/8 cup brown sugar, dark

1 tablespoon sea salt

2 teaspoons red pepper, crushed

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake till mixed











Smokin' Okie's Virgin Mustard Sauce


(Virgin for you first time mustard sauce people)

4 cups yellow mustard

1 cup lemon juice

1 cup honey

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cayenne


That�s it, combine, boil, simmer, and eat.


Kevi's Miss Piggy Mustard Sauce

Originally posted by Stogie


A nice hot mustard sauce


1 cup mustard

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar, light

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon hot sauce

1 teaspoon soy sauce, dark

2 tablespoons butter


Combine all ingredients except soy sauce and butter. Add the vinegar last. Add to your desired thickness.


Simmer for 10 minutes.


Remove from heat and add butter and soy sauce.


DLS� Mustard Sauce:


Smoked a pork butt a couple of days ago for a small party and, for a change, decided to make a mustard sauce for the first time. Borrowed from Smokin's Virgin Mustard Sauce recipe, a recipe from Steve Raichlin, and added a number of twists of my own. Turned out great and everybody, all mustard sauce virgins, raved about it. Thought I'd post the recipe for forum readers....


1 cup smoked butt, brisket or bacon - minced

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 onion - minced

4 garlic cloves - minced

1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno peppers - minced

2 cups mustard - yellow, Dijon or 1 cup of each

1 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons molasses

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon coarse salt

1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1/2 tablespoon Ancho powder


In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, saut� meat until lightly brown and the fat has rendered. Add butter and onions to the meat and saut� until lightly brown and translucent � about 5 minutes. Add garlic and Jalapenos and saut� until garlic is soft � about 5 minutes.


Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and still well to mix. Add to the saucepan and stir well. Bring sauce to a boil then reduce heat and simmer. Stir occasionally until sauce thickens � about 30 minutes. Set aside for 3 - 4 hours to let flavors blend then reheat and serve.


BTW - For the meat, I used leftover Buckboard Bacon that I had previously smoked with a honey / maple syrup glaze. Also did an equal mix of yellow and Dijon mustard.











Micah�s Sweet and Spicy Chicken Sauce

This recipe I came up with from scratch.


3/4 cup butter

1/2 cup honey

1 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 cup apple cider vinegar

3 cup ketchup

1/2 cup mustard

1/2 cup red wine

1 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cumin

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon chicken curry powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Melt butter and separate the milk solids.Throw away the milk solids and keep the butter in the saucepan.Combine the butter with rest of the ingredients and simmer until all ingredients are thoroughly blended.


Micah�s Finger Lickin� Pork and Chicken Sauce

This recipe I came up with from scratch.


1 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

2 cups ketchup

1 teaspoon onion flakes

1 can coke

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup cider vinegar

Zest of 1 orange

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ginger

1/4 cup mustard

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup raisins

1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke

1/4 cup Scotch whiskey


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.Let the sauce cool and then mix in a blender to puree the raisins until the sauce reaches a uniform consistency.










Coffee Molasses Marinade

Originally posted by Andi


2 cup strong coffee (I use Chicory Coffee)

1 cup unsulphured molasses

1 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup mustard (I use Zatarains)

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

3 cloves minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon cayenne


Boil all together for about 2-3 minutes. Cool before using.


Use as a marinade and basting sauce. Use on beef, pork, chicken.


Addendum to the above recipe: Boil the marinade down until it's reduced by a little over half. Skim it now and then. It will become a thin syrup. Whisk in a cup of catsup, some bottled hot sauce (I used Hotter Dan Her Ass), and some fresh cracked pepper. I also added a good shake of my homemade Smoked Mixed Pepper Seasoning. Boil a few minutes more, and then cool to room temp. Use as a sauce, mop, slather.


I am vac-packing this brisket in 2-people portions, so I will add 1/2 c. of the sauce to each pouch. When the bags are boiled to thaw and reheat, it will keep it moist. The rest will be served on the side. There is enough acid in this recipe to successfully can in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.


Stogie's Coffee Mop for Brisket, a.k.a Bad Tasting TX Mop

Originally posted by Tom and arrange by Smokin Okie�


1 cup strong black coffee

1/2 cup Lea & Perrins

1 cup ketchup

1/4 cup margarine

1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon salt


Simmer 30 minutes.

Jim Goode's BBQ Beef Rub

Jim's rub, one of many being used all over the country today, enriches not only beef but also pork and lamb. It's easy to prepare and easy to store: Once you mix Jim's spices, they'll keep in an airtight jar in your pantry all summer long.


2 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons paprika

2 teaspoons dry mustard

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons dried sweet basil

1 teaspoon ground bay leaves

3/4 teaspoon ground coriander

3/4 teaspoon ground savory

3/4 teaspoon dried thyme

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3/4 teaspoon white pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt, to taste


Prepare the rub: Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Store the mixture in an airtight container for up to four months. There's no need to refrigerate it.


To use the rub, massage it into the meat thoroughly the night before you plan to grill. Wrap the meat well in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until grilling time, so that the flavors will be absorbed into the meat.


Makes 3/4 cup


Per tablespoon: 18 calories, .3g fat, no cholesterol.



BBQ Brisket with Goode's Mop

Although Jim Goode uses his BBQ Mop for basting smoked meat, it's flavorful enough to use as a sauce for cooking brisket, and you'll barely miss the smoky flavor. Slice the brisket and re-form it in the pot halfway through the cooking. It's much easier to cut it at that point. Use a long, sharp carving knife and slice the meat against the grain.


Cut brisket (about 5 pounds)

1/2 cup Jim Goode's BBQ Beef Rub

8 carrots, halved crosswise

3 cups Jim Goode's BBQ Mop


The night before serving, rub the brisket well all over with the BBQ Beef Rub. Wrap well in plastic and place in the refrigerator overnight for the meat to absorb the flavor of the rub.


Brown the brisket well on both sides over hot coals, 3 to 4 inches from the heat source, for about 8 to 10 minutes per side.


When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the brisket in a large, heavy oven-proof pot. Add carrots and Jim Goode's BBQ Mop. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours.


Remove the brisket from the pot to a cutting board. Slice the brisket 1/4-inch thick. Re-form the sliced brisket in the pot. Spoon the sauce over the top, cover and cook 1 hour longer, basting occasionally with the sauce.


Serves 6. Per serving: 672 calories, 33g fat, 219mg cholesterol.

****source Texas Monthly Magazine

****source HoustonChronicle Parade Magazine ( 11-13)


Chuck's Injectable Tarantula Marinade

Originally posted by I2BBQ:


1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup water (I used water simply to get the volume up to 2 cups)

1 cup papaya chunked up (for mashing later; about a cup of juice)

1 jalapeno pepper

1 tablespoon allspice

1 tablespoon lemon grass, minced as best you can

1 tablespoon Mexican cilantro, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste


Mash up the papaya, mix all these items together, bring to a simmer, but not a rolling boil (in my humble opinion). Let cool to room temp. Put the whole brew in a blender. There will still be solids left that might clog a syringe, so strain the marinade into a suitable container. Taste and adjust as you see fit.


Goode COMPANY Barbecue

Originally posted by Texaskingfish:

5109 Kirby at US Hwy 59 713.522.2530. Open 7 days 11-10.


This could be the most sensational baste ever. The smoky bacon lends great depth of flavor. Once all the ingredients are lined up, the rest is easy.


Beef Baste

4 cups beef broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/4 cup chopped onions

Finely grated zest of 2 lemons

1/4 cup chopped celery

Juice of 2 lemons

1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 cup minced garlic

2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

2 tablespoons Jim Goode's BBQ Beef Rub (see recipe)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1 pound finely chopped bacon


Bring broth, bay leaves and oregano to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.


Meanwhile, melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery, green pepper, garlic, Beef Rub, mustard, salt, white and black pepper, and cayenne. Cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes, then add to broth along with the lemon zest, juice, soy sauce, vinegar and the oils. Stir to combine.


Cook the bacon in a nonstick skillet until soft. Add the bacon and any rendered fat to the broth mixture. Continue simmering until the broth is reduced by a fourth, about 45 minutes to an hour. Adjust the seasonings and baste away!


Makes 6 cups

Per ounce: 32 calories, 3g fat, 4 mg cholesterol.


Sherry Mop

Originally posted by i2bbq:


I went to make a mop for the ribs I did yesterday. There was a bottle of sherry sitting there on the kitchen shelf beckoning.


Less than a cup of sherry (just one slab of ribs)

Added some CookShack rub

Some cumin

Some chipotle chili powder

Some garlic powder

Some salt and pepper

(In other words, season to taste.)

Heated to just under boiling.


Great stuff. Drank most of it before I got out to the BBQ pit. The aroma alone makes you crazy. Brushed it on the ribs 2-3 times during the cook.


The sherry has some fruitiness like apple cider, and some tartness or acidity like vinegar. Plus some smokey overtones. Higher price, more overtones.










Scarlet Lemon Wings

Originally posted by Smokin Okie


If you're into aesthetics, and hot wings just don't LOOK hot enough for you, the extra steps described below will lead you to angrily red tasty wings with a hint of lemon


2 1/2 pounds wings, trimmed and separated

1 1/2 cups Tabasco or other hot sauce

1/2 tablespoon melted butter or margarine

1/4 tablespoon lemon juice

4 tablespoons paprika


Heat oven to 450 degrees


In medium size bowl combine hot sauce, butter and lemon juice, mixing thoroughly.


Dip chicken in mixture until thoroughly coated and place on baking pan.


Bake chicken for 15 minutes. Drain off excess oil, re-dip chicken, place on baking pan and sprinkle with paprika.


Bake chicken for another 15 minutes. Drain off excess oil, re-dip chicken, place on baking pan and sprinkle the opposite side with paprika.


Bake chicken for another 15 minutes, transfer to platter and serve.


Korean Style Wings


2 1/2 pounds wings, trimmed and separated

3 tablespoons soy sauce

4 tablespoons dry sherry

2 tablespoons sugar

2 minced garlic cloves

2 teaspoons ginger

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon pepper


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Marinade for at least two hours at room temperature. Saving marinade, put wings on broiling rack and broil until browned and cooked through, (about 20 minutes) basting wings with marinade about every 10 minutes. Transfer to platter and serve.

Orange Glazed Wings


Quote: Roll up your sleeves and dig into dinner! Orange juice and zest, soy sauce, and plenty of garlic coat these wings with fabulous flavor.


1 cup fresh orange juice (from about 2 oranges)

2 tablespoons grated orange zest (from about 3 oranges)

6 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

4 pounds chicken wings


Heat the oven to 400�. In a large bowl, combine the orange juice with the orange zest, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken wings and toss to coat.


On two large baking sheets, arrange the wings in a single layer. Reserve 1/4 cup of the orange mixture and spoon the rest of the mixture over the wings. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and baste them with the reserved orange mixture. Cook until just done, about 10 minutes longer.


This link was originally posted by Smokin Okie:


Scottie's Creole Butter

Originally posted by Smokin� Okie. This was originally posted in another forum at:


1/2 can of beer

1/2 lb. butter

1 teaspoon Bonesmokers Big Time BBQ Rub (any mild BBQ rub will do)

2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon Coleman's Mustard

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco


Let mixture cool a bit and then inject...



Buffalo Style Hot Wing Sauce (modified)


1 cup Tabasco or your favorite red pepper sauce

1/4 to 1/2 cup margarine, depending on desired level of heat

Garlic salt to taste

Dash of white wine

Dash of apple cider vinegar


Heat until margarine melts and flavors are well blended, stirring constantly.


The apple cider vinegar not only flavors the sauce, but its acidity helps to prevent the sauce from going too solid in the fridge. The white wine may also help with this, in addition to enhancing the flavor.


DO NOT use butter or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter for this recipe, because their flavors are too strong and they overpower the taste of the sauce.


MOJO- A Traditional Cuban Sauce

Originally posted by Tom

It is used as a marinade, a cooking sauce, table sauce and sometimes salad dressing.


1/2 cup olive oil

1 - 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice

1 cup fresh lime juice

18 + or - cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed

1 small onion, minced

2 tablespoons dried leaf oregano

2 tablespoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon dried thyme

1 or more tablespoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper

1 tablespoon white pepper, ground


Optional: 1/2 cup dark rum, couple of bay leaves, a few minced jalapenos, a little allspice or cloves, chopped fresh parsley


Saut� garlic in olive oil, just till it releases its flavor


Stir in all other ingredients and bring to a low boil, reduce and simmer a few minutes.


Allow to come to room temperature and adjust salt and pepper to taste.


Store in a jar with a tight lid, refrigerate, and shake well before using.


Like all sauces, I adjust the ingredients to what I have handy and who will be eating it.

I2BBQ Mojo:

Tom et al.: Steve Raichlen's Mojo recipe is just about the same.


A couple of points:

He uses more lime juice than orange juice. 1/2 cup lime to 3 tablespoons orange juice.

He adds 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro. Cool!

Frying the garlic is important.

Also, his marinade is a variant on the above. He makes a paste, as follows:


Mash together (blender)

2 heads garlic

2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon oregano

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon black pepper


Mix in (Steve says "work in") to this paste:

1 cup juice (3/4 cup lime + 1/4 cup orange)

1/4 cup olive oil


Rub that compound into the ham, forcing it into the slits you have made before hand.


Put the ham in a plastic bag and add:

1 cup juice (3/4 cup lime +1/4 cup orange)

1 cup dry sherry (how 'bout that!)

2 large onions sliced thinly

4 bay leaves


Close the bag, and marinate overnight or longer, turning from time to time.

So, his marinade is jazzier than the straight mojo sauce.

Works good! Also Steve says Cubans don't go for the smokey taste of southern BBQ. So, go light on the wood. (I like it just fine.)

[The above remarks taken for The Barbecue Bible by Steven Raichlen]


Andi�s Alaskan Fish Sauce

The following sauces were originally posted by Andi.


An extremely easy, wonderful, and favorite sauce for all Alaskan fish (salmon, halibut, cod, trout, chars) is simply:


1 part Worcestershire Sauce

1 part lemon juice

Two parts butter



Homesteaders Honey

Originally posted by Andi:


30 red clover blossoms

30 white clover blossoms

20+ Fireweed Blossoms (see note)

10 cups sugar

1 teaspoon alum

2 1/2 cups water


Bring the water to a boil and add the flowers. Boil for 10 minutes with the lid on. Let steep, like tea, an hour. Bring back to the boil and add the alum and sugar. Stir constantly until a rolling boil is reached. Then boil for 10 minutes. Strain into jars, seal, and process in a B/W bath for 10 minutes.


Notes: I don't do the B/W bath anymore. Just turn the jars upside down for 5 minutes, then right side up. Listen for the pings. They will seal.


This honey will never spoil, sugar, or hurt you.


This year, after 30 years of making it, and 49 years of eating it, I found a little secret. The red clover is for color. I couldn't find any fresh when the white clover was happening this year. So, I used all white clover with the Fireweed and added a drop of red color. Voila. Good to go.


You may not have Fireweed where you are at. Use roses, any edible flower you feel like, I made some with Wild Columbine this year when it was dripping honey-dew. It was killer and sold fast.


Red Chili and Garlic Paste

Originally posted by Andi:


5 red chilies; your choice (I used dried Tabasco and reconstituted)

6 cloves garlic

1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon vinegar

9 tablespoons cool water (I used the soak water)

Salt to taste


Grind the chilies and the garlic together. I used the processor. Put all in a saucepan and simmer very low for an hour. Add water as needed, but keep it thick. Add salt at the end, jar, and store in the reefer.


My pal tells me if you want to increase the recipe up to 10 times or more, watch the water, don't increase proportionally. She says, if you do, it will take hours to cook.

Hawaiian �Real� Beef Teriyaki

Originally posted by Robot_ae

This recipe was not designed for a CS, but you never know.


3 to 4 pounds of Beef (This works very well for cheap tough cuts!) They will come out fork tender. Most of these can be found at your local Asian market.



3/4 cup Shoyu (Hawaiian soy) search web keyword "shoyu" or use a dark Japanese soy

3/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoon Sherry (Red rice wine will work fine)

1 tablespoon sesame seed oil

1 tablespoon sesame seeds (don�t leave these out)

1/2 teaspoon MSG (I haven�t tried leaving this out)

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 inch fresh crushed ginger


Mix all, soak beef 4 hours (overnight is better). Bake in shallow pan. Turn 1/2 way through cooking, spoon on more sauce.


Bake 325 for 1 hour.


Remaining sauce should be thickened with cornstarch for a good coating.


When first made, it smells like sweet motor oil. (Don�t be scared) it cooks up awesome!!


I lived on the Islands for 3 years...and this is the closet I have found. (I have been looking for years)


Serve with macaroni salad and 2 scoops of rice for an authentic "plate lunch" If you've been to the Islands you know what I mean.




Flanagan's Table Sauce

Originally posted by Andi:


1 head of garlic, peeled and chopped

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 fresh jalapeno, chopped

6 anchovy fillets in oil, drained and chopped

2 1/2 cups red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper


Put all the ingredients in a quart jar and cover. Leave in a cool place for 2 weeks, shaking the jar often. Strain thru a non-metallic strainer and pour into bottles or jars. Seal and process in a B/W bath for 10 minutes. Store cool and dry for a month before using. Use in anything you want to perk up the flavor. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

Smoked Habanero Ketchup

Originally posted by Tom:

Here is one we spun off one of Andi's techniques.


1 lb. can peaches, syrup well drained and saved

1 lb. can Roma tomatoes, crushed, well drained and juice saved

1 cup yellow onion, coarse chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled

1 Habanero [or about 4 chipotles or pickled jalapenos] coarse cut


Place all above in single layer in a shallow pan and smoke at 225� for about 30 minutes, with an oz. of fruitwood. Remove and let cool to room temp.


Add reserved liquids to small saucepan with:

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon coarse salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dry Colman's mustard

1/4 teaspoon allspice powder


Reduce over low heat and cook to a thick syrup.


Let cool and add to a blender or processor with the cooled, smoked vegetables.


Puree and store overnight in a jar in refrigerator.


Use as ketchup along with smoked foods.


Lemon/Mayo Sauce

Originally posted by Andi


2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 1/4 cups milk

1/2 cup mayo

1 tablespoons lemon juice

Salt and paprika to taste


Melt the butter in a saucepan. Blend in flour, salt, and paprika, stirring constantly until thickened. Cook and stir for a few minutes to cook the flour. Add milk, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth. Take off heat and whisk in mayo and lemon.


Makes 1 3/4 cup white sauce


Brisket Coffee Table Sauce


1 tablespoon oil

2 chopped medium onions

6 garlic cloves minced

1 or 2 minced jalapenos


Saut� till soft



1 cup Heinz chili sauce

3/4 cup Lea & Perrins

3/4 cup strong black coffee

1/2 cup dark molasses

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons brown mustard

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin,

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon kosher salt - or to taste

1/2 cup water


Stir and simmer about 45 minutes, or till desired thickness.


I use a stick blender in it, so I can use it in squirt bottles. Best if served at room temperature or warmed.

Micah�s Great Home-Made Salsa


1 small can tomato puree

2 cans whole peeled tomatoes

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons Mexican chili powder

1 capsicum (bell-pepper), coarsely chopped

3 or 4 fresh tomatoes, finely chopped (preferably vine-ripened tomatoes)

Splash of white vinegar

2 medium size brown onions, chopped coarse

2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke (sorry Smokin', didn't have the time to smoke the tomatoes)

1-2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos

2 pickled habanero, finely chopped

1/2-1 cup water

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Salt to taste

White sugar to taste


Bring mixture to a boil & then simmer until it starts to thicken. Let cool and serve with corn chips.

If you don't wish to use Liquid Smoke, you could cut the tomatoes and smoke them for a few minutes before adding them to the mixture.

Cranberry Salsa

Originally posted by papa shaka:


3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed

1/2 medium purple onion, chopped

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

1/2cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/2cup honey

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoons grated orange rind


Process all ingredients in a processor, pulsing 6 to 8 time or until coarsely chopped. Remove and cover and chill 8 hours. Using your leftover great smoked turkey and the corn light bread, toast the bread and make yourself one super sandwich with the salsa.

Pork and Poultry Brine

Originally posted by Tom:'s Pork & Poultry Brine


3/4 cup kosher salt

3/4 cup sugar

10 garlic cloves

10 cups water

2 tablespoons peppercorns, freshly crushed

3 or 4 bay leaves

1 tablespoons ground cinnamon


Bring to a boil to dissolve salt and sugar. Chill well and brine over night. Use less salt in your rub if you brine


Micah�s Wet Marinade for Jerky


1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

1/4 cup red wine

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

4 cups water

1 tablespoons sugar

Double Lazy�s Aoli Sauce


Makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 cup Mayonnaise

1/4 cup roasted red bell pepper (canned), pureed

1 tablespoon jalapenos, diced

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons parsley, chopped


Whisk together all ingredients until well blended. Place in a covered container and refrigerate until needed.


Double Lazy, what ya got there is a variation on a Red Pepper Aioli Sauce. Here's a variation that's worth the trouble to make:


Take 2 red peppers...roast them in a 400-degree oven, or char them over a medium flame till the skins are dark. Put them in a plastic bag for 5 minutes - the steam will make it easier to peel the skins. Peel the outer skins and remove the inner seeds.


In a Cuisinart:


Chop 2 cloves of garlic.

1 egg

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon of mustard (any kind)


Puree for 1 minute. SLOWLY drizzle in 1 cup of light olive oil. Now add the juice of 1 lemon and the red peppers.


Bingo - Roasted Red Pepper Aioli