Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

As we take a minute to remember those who have given their lives for us to live so freely in the United States, I am both hopeful and sad at how far we still have to go. So many people cannot live their lives as they wish, and to me this is such a GREAT tragedy. I hope that one day my kids don't know of the discrimination that is still felt among large groups of people today!

After this public service announcement and a GREAT BIG "THANK YOU" to our amazing military personnel, I would like to share with you the most AMAZING BBQ sauce ever! Most especially enjoyed on Baby Back Ribs, my guess is that it could be used on just about anything you would like to BBQ!

Espresso Barbecue Sauce
by Michael Chiarello

4 T mashed and minced garlic
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 cups ketchup
2 cups honey
Gray salt
1/2 cup strong coffee
Freshly ground black pepper

In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat. Add the garlic and saute until it gets light brown, about 1 minute. Add cider vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, and honey and stir well. Add a pinch of gray salt, then whisk in the coffee. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook for ten minutes. Let cool and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Short and Sweet said...

It took me 10 minutes to figure out the "EVOO" is extra virgin olive oil!!! Since I don't cook, BBQ, bake or particularly like being in the kitchen, I think that was pretty good.

Karissa said...

Sounds yummy! Plus, most of those ingrediants are those on hand which makes it even NICER! Can't wait to try it!