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Barbecue Sauce

This simple Barbecue Sauce will really wow your guests. Easy to make and it keeps for a few weeks in the fridge. I have used it as a baste on Chicken, Gammon Pork and Lamb Chops. It brings a bit of summer into a winters kitchen. Surprisingly, this barbecue sauce works really well as a basting on grilled fish and adds a nice tang to the food reminiscent of visits to Sicily.

Barbecue Sauce

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By Marc Spendlove-Kruger Serves: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Make this superb barbecue sauce and really impress your barbecue guests - it's incredibly fruity and Moorish.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 85g brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée



Heat oil in a saucepan and add the onion.


Cook over a gentle heat 4-5 mins, until softened.


Add remaining ingredients, season and mix.


Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 mins, until thickened.


For a smooth sauce, simply whizz the mixture in a food processor or with a hand blender for a few seconds.


Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks

Not only is this  quick and easy recipe for a classic barbecue sauce. It’s also makes great to marinade meat and fish for summer barbecues. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for chicken wings too.

If you like this sauce try some of our other sauce recipes:

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Wine Matching

For a barbecue where you have a selection of dishes always serve Small and Small Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017. It is a classic New World Savvy. Delicious, ripe, grassy fruit, all gooseberry, and kiwi, with an edge of lime. It is packed with enough zing to keep your mouth tingling for hours on end. Available from Naked Wines

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