PERMISSIONS:
You may link to my blog but if you want to copy my article to your own blog, please give the following credit: From "Ampers' Rants" at www.ampers.me.uk. Thank you.

APOLOGIES
I have been over zealous with political comment lately so have now accepted the offer to assemble and write for two blogs on the WatchingUK website. The "Good News" blog is for items where we have benefited from the Brexit referendum vote and the "Bad News" blog is where others have tried to damage our chances of leaving the EU.

SUBSCRIPTIONS:
If you like what you see, why not subscribe to the blog? You can follow Ampers' Rants by adding your email address in the box below (left) Notifications are also shown in my Twitter account: AmpersUK.

Braai (BBQ) sauces.


Something different for your next Braai (BBQ)

Honey Spiced BBQ Sauce

1 1/4 Cup Catchup
2/3 Cup Salad oil
3/4 Cup Vinegar
5 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 Cup Honey
2 Tablespoon Dry mustard
3 Teaspoon Ginger, fresh grated
1 Lemon, sliced thinly
3 Tablespoons Butter

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat to blend together.
Remove lemon peel before basting.

Tennessee BBQ Sauce

1 Cup Catsup (Tomato sauce)
1/2 Cup Vinegar
1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
2 Cup Water
1 Onions, chopped
1/2 Cup Brown sugar
1 Teaspoon Celery seed
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Combine ingredients in small saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer until reduced to thick sauce, stirring occasionally.
The following one should be great with chicken
Molasses Orange Barbecue Sauce

1 Can Tomato soup, condensed (10 3/4 Ounce)
1 Can Tomato sauce, 8 Ounce can
1/2 Cup Molasses, light
1/2 Cup Vinegar
1/2 Cup Brown sugar, packed
1/4 Cup Vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon Minced onion, instant
1 Tablespoon Seasoned salt
1 Tablespoon Dry mustard
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon Orange peel, finely shredded
1−1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper, black
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic powder

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Use to baste beef or poultry last 15 minutes of grilling.

Carolina BBQ Rub (hot)

2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup paprika

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on beef, chicken, lamb or pork.

Chilli Paste


1 Lemon (and zest)
1 Lime (and zest)
1 orange (and zest)
1/2 green chili, or more to taste (chopped with or without seeds)
5 garlic cloves (finely crushed)
3 tablespoons mild chili powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix 1/2 teaspoon of each fruit zest and all the juices with other ingredients. Add more spices if desired. Let stand at least 30 minutes before using (should thicken).

Rib Rub

(leave the Cayenne pepper and chilli powder out if you don''t want a hot sauce)

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 tablespoon garlic powder
3/4 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne

Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container.


Maple Barbecued Chicken

4 skinless chicken thighs
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons chili sauce (can be left out of the recipe)
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Preheat grill. Combine syrup, chili sauce, vinegar and mustard together in a saucepan. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
Brush chicken with the oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place chicken on grill and cook for 10−15 minutes or until fork tender.
Turn occasionally and brush generously with sauce in the last few minutes before they are done.

Barbecued Orange Chicken
 
2 1/2 lbs chicken parts

BBQ Sauce:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 orange zest, removed with grater, orange
slices reserved for salad

Salad:
1 large, ripe tomato
1 orange, sectioned (without rind, see above)
2 scallions, chopped
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon pepper

Prepare grill; heat coals. In medium bowl, mix together all barbecue ingredients until smooth. Place chicken on grill away from center heat, skin−side−down; cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken and grill for 10 additional minutes. Brush chicken pieces with sauce and turn occasionally; cooking for additional 10 minutes. Cut tomato into wedges and place in medium bowl. Use sharp paring knife to cut out white pith off orange. Remove orange sections and add them to tomato. Sprinkle with oil, vinegar and scallions; toss. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Serve chicken with salad on the side.

Memphis−Style Barbecued Ribs

3 Pound Racks baby back ribs
2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoon Coarse ground black pepper
Apple Juice for Basting
1 Cup Red wine vinegar
2 Cup Onion, chopped
2 Garlic, cloves, minced
1/4 Cup Mustard, yellow prepared
1/2 Cup Brown sugar, packed
2 Cup Ketchup (tomato sauce)
2 Lemons, thinly sliced
1 Teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce

Trim as much fat as possible from ribs. On bone side, work knife tip beneath membrane that covers bone until finger tips can be worked beneath rack membrane, loosening enough to get firm grip. Then peel membrane off rack.

With paring knife, scrape any fat away from bone.

Sprinkle ribs on both sides with even, light coating of salt and pepper.

Place ribs, bone−side−down on grill. Grill over low fire 1 1/2 hours, turning every 15 to 20 minutes, replenishing fire as necessary. Baste with apple juice at every turn during first half of cooking period either by brushing on, or simply spraying apple juice from spray bottle. If smoking with indirect heat, turn at 1 hour intervals, cooking 4 to 6 hours.

Combine vinegar, onion, garlic, mustard, sugar and hot sauce in blender.
Blend until smooth. Place in saucepan and add ketchup. Simmer 20 minutes.
Add lemon slices. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Use sauce as frequent baste for last half of cooking period, whether grilling or smoking, Be careful not to burn ribs. 

Serve remaining sauce on side.