I have a love-hate relationship with BBQ. I know, un-American, but that's how it is. While I love to smoke fresh, brined meat at home, I often find the combo of heavy smoke and sticky sauce unpalatable. Balanced, this one hits right down the middle.
Tomatillos, tomatillos, tomatillos. They are EVERYWHERE and still coming on strong. I wanted something new, besides my ubiquitous salsa verde. Add in some Bulgarian carrot chiles, and this smokin' sauce is what came out.
Containing various different berries, diced fresh pear, lemon zest and a variety of spices, this sauce has a somewhat Christmassy touch, but with such a delicious, complex, layered taste I refuse to banish it to one mere season!
You don't need a lot of this intensely flavored marinade to infuse meat or fish—just enough to coat the surface. The ratios below of two parts oil and vinegar to one part soy sauce can be easily multiplied for larger portions.
A stunningly coloured, lightly sweet, smooth, silky, tart, fruity, floral sauce. Great for drizzling on cheesecake, mousse, cakes and meringue (any dessert that would benefit from a little tart balance) or blending into boozy cocktails.
Here are four sauces perfect for your grilled foods. Full of flavor to enhance your holiday BBQ: Spicy Bourbon-Root Beer BBQ Sauce, Zesty Cilantro-Chile Sauce, Green Harissa Sauce, and Smoky, Spicy Salsa Butter.