Tamarind Barbeque Sauce

18 oz.

20 minutes

David Katz / Consulting Chef

Ingredients for Tamarind Barbeque Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp. The Perfect Purée Sweet Ginger, thawed
  • 4 oz. The Perfect Purée Tamarind Puree, thawed
  • 1 tsp. The Perfect Purée Lemon Zest, thawed
  • 1 oz. peanut oil
  • 3 large shallots, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. hot chili paste
  • 1 tsp. coriander seed, finely ground
  • ½ tsp. anise seed, finely ground
  • 12 oz. prepared hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp. honey, or to taste
  • 3 oz. dark soy sauce, or to taste

Method for Tamarind Barbeque Sauce:

1. Heat a 2-quart saucepan over a medium-high burner. When the pan is hot, add the peanut oil. Add the shallot and garlic, chili paste, coriander, anise seed and The Perfect Purée Sweet Ginger. Sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring the pot to a simmer. Reduce the heat and cook at a bare simmer for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Adjust the seasoning with salt or additional soy and honey.
3. Cool the sauce to room temperature, then refrigerate in a tightly covered container until use.

Serving Suggestion:

This sauce is best brushed over grilled or roasted pork and fowl during the last few minutes of cooking. Serve with additional sauce as a condiment.