Firecracker Sauce

Firecracker Sauce created by Andi Longmeadow Farm

Chef Greg Ische of the Hotel del Coronado recommends this as a great BBQ basting sauce as well as a dipping sauce.

Ready In:
2hrs 10mins



  • Combine the zest and the juice of the orange with all the ingredients except the seeds in a bowl and mix well.
  • Toss the sesame, cumin and fennel seeds together in a saucepan with no oil and cook on high heat for a few minutes (the seeds will pop and brown).
  • Toss the toasted seeds into the sauce.
  • Let the firecracker sauce stand for at least two hours before serving.
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  1. stinkin rose
    Loved this. Used as a sauce for grilled asparagus. Didn't have hoisin so subbed black bean sauce instead. Will definitely try with hoisin next time. Thanks.
  2. thurstondonnie
    This was great to dip my shrimp rolls in. My company went nuts for it! We give it 5 stars all the way! I can see this being used for many things in my kitchen. Thank you for sharing!
  3. Gerry
    Not much I can add that has not already been said - this is one great basting sauce and a wow of a sauce for dipping. Will be using it for our summer cook outs. Love coriander but just use a little and sub the rest with parsley for the family - you can be sure my portion has it's fair share! Thank you for posting this delicious sauce - we enjoyed.
  4. Sharon777
    This is just fantastic. I basted game hens the last 1/2 hour and used some of it as a dipping suace. So-o-o- flavorful. DH raved about it. If I could give it 10 stars I would.
  5. MarraMamba
    Wow oh Wow. This is AMAZING. The flavors just explode in your mouth, it turns plain old store rotisserie chicken into something so special with almost no work and best of all you want more and more because each bite you notice something a little different in flavor. I agree with the other two posters about the cumin and fennel but also noticed the brightness the orange gave to it. With the other stronger tastes, it is a background note that just brings them all together. The face of my friend was so funny when she took a bite. I thought she didn't like it at all, it went still then her eyes started moving and she said "im trying to figure out whats IN this, its wonderful".

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