Tamarind Barbecue Sauce

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 1 cup




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Store in an airtight container or jar for up to 1 week or so in your refrigerator.