This sweet & spicy whiskey BBQ sauce is bursting with flavor! We love it with beef, pork, chicken and turkey and we always make it when we serve fajitas!
We have a close friend who loves hosting barbecues on his terrace. When he hosts, he always goes to the local butcher down the street to buy delicious beef and a variety of sausages. He also always asks Hugo to make his famous whisky BBQ sauce! Hugo has been making this sauce for about two years and in that time – word has gotten out : IT.IS.GOOD!
What are our favorite things about this sauce?
- It’s sweet & spicy!
- It thick and creamy.
- It will wow your guests (or your hosts).
- It goes perfectly with smoky BBQ meat.
- It’s so good you could actually eat it alone with a spoon. (Seriously.)
Hugo loves good whiskey and it’s always a pleasure to be able to enjoy it. When we visited Scotland a few years ago, Hugo was in Heaven!
When we came home, he was feeling so inspired by the different whiskies he had tried during our trip. He was also really excited about the idea of incorporating whiskey into our cooking.
The result was this fabulous sweet & spicy Whiskey BBQ sauce!
So, what should you put it on?
We recommend enjoying it with :
- BBQ meats (steak, sausages…).
- Roasted potatoes.
- Steak-like fish, such as tuna.
- 1 medium onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 shallot
- 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp of soy sauce
- 1 tsp of Jack Daniel's
- 2 tsp of paprika
- 2 tsp of turmeric
- 2 dried red chili peppers (chopped or powdered)
- 1 tsp of ginger (powdered)
- 6 tbsp of ketchup
- 1 tbsp of cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp of brown sugar
- Salt & pepper (to season)
- Olive oil
- Finely chop your onion, shallot and cloves of garlic.
- Add a large spoonful of olive oil to a medium pan. Heat the onion and shallot in the olive oil on medium heat. Add the salt. Continue to heat for 4 minutes until they begin to caramelize. (This allows you to sweat the onion and the shallot.)
- Add the garlic to pan. Continue heating another 1-2 minutes.
- Lower heat (to low heat).
- Add the paprika, turmeric, ginger, pepper and chili pepper to the pan. Continue heating another 2 minutes.
- Add the soy sauce and stir for another 1-2 minutes until the soy sauce evaporates.
- Add sugar. Keep heating until it caramelizes.
- Once it has caramelizes, add the vinegar. Keep heating another 2-3 minutes (still on low heat).
- Add the Worcestershire sauce. Keep heating another 2 minutes. Keep stirring the mixture.
- Increase heat to medium heat.
- Add the Jack Daniels. When it boils (this only takes about 10-15 seconds), flambe the sauce with a lighter or a match. (Careful of your eyebrows!) 😉
- Stir the sauce.
- Add ketchup.
- Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
We shared this recipe with our friends at Saucy Saturdays!
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