A lot of Gourmet barbecue sauce recipes continue to use ketchup and I think that’s cheating a little. Surely a gourmet barbecue sauce should start from the basic ingredients?
If you agree, I hope the recipe below makes you happy.
What I've tried to do is combine some of the traditional ingredients for a barbecue sauce with some fresh ones so that the final result is a much more fresh and natural tasting sauce.
Because it has fresh ingredients chopped this doesn't make a smooth sauce and again for this particular recipe I think that is the right consistency but if you do want a smooth sauce than once everything has cooked through by all means give it a blitz in your food processor.
In a saucepan, fry the garlic and onion gently in the vegetable oil for 3 or 4 minutes for the onion to soften and turn translucent. Then add the ginger and chili and continue to cook until you smell the fragrance (no more than a minute).
Now throw in the rest of the ingredients and stir to mix everything together.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 40 – 45 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened to the consistency that you prefer.
Take a small glass of Shiraz while cooking and now you can truly call yourself a Gourmet!