The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and in true British summer style, it is time to get the barbecues lit and enjoy al-fresco eating with the family. So rather than lacing your chicken and meat in a pre-made sugar-loaded barbecue sauce, why not try this delicious version?
Here is a really quick and easy favourite of mine to serve with dinner – it’s also very detoxifying as it uses cruciferous veg.
Make a base tomato sauce using the following ingredients:
- 2 x 440g tins of peeled tomatoes or 675 mls passata
- ½ onion – chopped
- 75mls apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp ground all spice
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Sea salt and black pepper
- 2 tsp stevia
Bring all the ingredients to boil in saucepan, stirring to make sure all the spices are mixed together. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 50 – 60 minutes. You want the sauce tp reduce down by about half and be quite thick. Blend with a hand held blender or food processor and store in a clean glass jar for up to a month in the fridge.
To make your sauce a spicy BBQ Sauce:
Use 250 mls of tomato sauce and add 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp Tabasco, 1 clove of garlic – crushed, 1 tablespoon paprika and 2 tablespoons chilli powder.
This makes about 300 mls which you can use for coating meat and chicken and sizzling on the barbecue!
From Sarah Wilson – I quit sugar for life www.iquitsugar.com