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    Tamarind Barbecue Sauce

    Tamarind Barbecue Sauce. Photo by Nancy's Pantry

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    35 mins

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    gailanng's Note:

    From BellaOnline. It's suggested to go well with just about anything from grilled chicken to grilled pineapple, kebabs, satays, etc.

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    1. 1
      In a sauce pan on medium high heat, add the oil. When hot, saute the shallots, garlic and ginger. Let cook until the shallots have become translucent and softened.
    2. 2
      Add in the spices (paprika, ground coriander powder, ground cumin powder, red chili powder, ground allspice, salt & pepper). Let the spices fry for a minute or so and then start adding in the other ingredients: brown sugar, dried red chilies along with their soaking liquid, tamarind, honey, sambal oelek and soy sauce. Mix well.
    3. 3
      Add about 1 cup or so of water (you could also add your favorite juice such as mango, orange or a mixed fruit juice). Bring to a gentle boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer; cook until thickened and reduced. Let cool slightly, adjust any seasonings and blend into a smooth thick paste.
    4. 4
      Store in an airtight container or jar for up to 1 week or so in your refrigerator.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 22, 2012


      Woooooweeeeee! This makes for a delicious bbq sauce with a kick. What a wonderful blend of spices and flavors. They all work well together and complement each other perfectly. I used this on some chicken. During the last 15 minutes or so of grilling, I started basting this bbq sauce onto the chicken. It turned out great! Made for ZWT8 India

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    • on July 05, 2012


      Delicious sauce - love the tangy, sweet and spicy flavors that all compliment each other to make this a most unique BBQ sauce. Okay, I did leave out the red chilies because I wasn't quite sure which ones to use and I scaled back the sambal oelek by one tbsp. and the sauce still had a nice bite for our tastes. Can't wait to use this sauce on my 4th of July bbq'd meat that we made - brisket, ribs and sausage. Will definitely make this sauce again as there are no limits to what it can be used on. Made for Everyday is a Holiday, July, 2012.

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    • on May 02, 2013


      I had high hopes for this sauce. I used tamarind concentrate and the resulting sauce was too bitter. Maybe tamarind pulp would have done better.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tamarind Barbecue Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (393 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 683.2
    Calories from Fat 138
    Total Fat 15.3 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2055.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 140.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 118.7 g
    Protein 10.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:


    red chili powder

    sambal oelek

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