Barbecue Sauce

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What’s the secret to a great barbecue? Some swear by their seasoned meats; all marinated in their special secret blend of local herbs and spices, while others feel it is the type of coals used or the temperature of the coals. Whatever reason it may be, I still feel that the secret to a great barbecue definitely has to be the barbecue sauce.

The Secret Barbecue Sauce

If the barbecue is for a fund raiser, it could mean the difference between a sold out barbeque or one that “go buss“, all because you forgot to spend some time making a delicious barbecue sauce to accompany the meat. Now, mind you, it does not mean that you will pass by the grocery and grab a bottle of ready-made barbecue sauce and feel that will do it. Not at all! the trained Trini tongue will quickly discern the difference between ready-made BBQ sauce and homemade BBQ sauce in an instant.

Making bbq sauce, to me, is an art. What you want is a sauce that will complement the already seasoned meat that already has the charred, smokey taste from the fire. You want to create a balance of the two worlds so to speak that will make family, friends and customers want more. Could you create that balance? To me it takes some skill and experience. So to start you off down the path I present to you our Trini BBQ sauce that has stood the test of time in my family. Here’s barbecue sauce Trinistyle.


Barbecue Sauce Recipe



Barbecue Sauce


1 1/2 cup ketchup
1 bay leaf
3 cloves garlic, finely grated
1 tbsp finely grated ginger
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp green seasoning
1/2 cup water
1 tsp salt
Pepper to taste
Dash black pepper

In a pot or sauce pan add the bay leaf and ketchup
then add the grated ginger and garlic
Add the sugar…
soy sauce
and green seasoning
add the water, salt, pepper and a dash of black pepper
Over a medium flame bring to a boil while stirring.
Then set aside to cool. When cooled you can store it in the refrigerator.
Hope you liked the post. Coming up next we’re going to make use of this barbecue sauce. Stay tuned. Ah gone!

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  1. says

    Easy to make man………dat is wah I luv about we trini recipes yuh could always make it with wah yuh have in yuh cupboard. I will go by Hi-Lo and by some wings and try it next week.

  2. says

    I seriously think the difference is the ketchup. Trinidad ketchup is sweet whereas the ones in America are acidic and the bbq sauce will never be the same because of that.

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