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Barbecue sauce disaster

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Yeah... tried making the barbecue sauce out of Paleo Comfort Foods. It was tasty, but it needed something.

Turns out that something is high fructose corn syrup. Heh, who knew?

I doubled the recipe (first mistake) and after my mother confessed it didn't taste like barbecue sauce and she didn't like it, I made my second mistake.

Instead of listening to her, keeping it as it was, and just making the barbecue chicken for myself, I tried vainly to balance the flavors and see what it needed.

After adding Worcestershire sauce, a completely non-Whole30 HFCS bomb, sugar, and soy sauce, I've ruined it for my own consumption and still failed to produce anything like barbecue sauce.

My first step probably should have been assessing other non-paleo barbecue recipes to figure out what I was imitating before trying to imitate it.

Anyway, that's two shallots, a can of tomato paste, half my jar of minced garlic, and an hour and a half of my life wasted on something I should have just let be.

Mother knows best, you know.
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    Agreed with the dry rub suggestion. You really, really can't go wrong with Caribbean jerk seasoning on chicken!
    2293 days ago
    All time try out a dry rub....I think our ancestors started out more with rubbing leaves on meat than marinating it in sauces
    2293 days ago
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