Moroccan-Inspired Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Try this marinade on lamb, chicken, tofu, turkey, etc. From Sunset magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat (do not allow to boil), cook and stir constantly until the sauce is reduced to about 1 1/4 cups. This should take approximately 15 mintues.
  3. Pour mixture through a fine sieve to strain.
  4. Best made several hours in advance of using.
  5. Freezes well.


Most Helpful

This is good for adding flavor to western cooking, however, authentic happens also to be very palatable. I used this for BBQ chicken, marinated and glazed with a bit in the oven, and and it was slightly overpowering. I think I'd cut back next time on the world tour of spices and limit to 3 for my tastes.

Hajar Elizabeth April 15, 2007

Short on time, I needed something to give some flavor to some chicken breasts. Boy was this flavorful and delicious. What a surprise that you could develop a complex range of tastes in such a short amount of time. I did cut about 2 tablespoons of the honey because I don't like my sauces to be overly sweet. To balance the loss of sweetness, I also reduced the amount of lemon juice by one tablespoon. I both brushed the chicken with the sauce as well as serving it as a dipping sauce with the cooked strips. Started with a modest dipping technique and by the end we were all doing a full dunk. The sauce is more like a glaze than what would usually be called a BBQ sauce - but glaze or sauce - it was still great.

justcallmetoni September 10, 2006

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