Well heatwave is the buzz word here in Ireland at the moment. It is hard to believe but we’ve had two weeks of ‘no rain’ AND temperatures reaching mid to late 80 degrees F or 30 degrees C.
And as we Irish say when weather like that hits us ‘we’re melting’ 🙂
So it has been perfect barbecue weather! Regular readers will know that we never, ever need an excuse to barbecue here. The weather does not dictate whether we barbecue or not….. well wrong!
Those of you who’ve been here to visit have been introduced to Alfie’s Big Green Egg…. his bbq baby! Sometimes in the depths of winter it can be difficult for us to get charcoal…. but our local shops now know us well and usually have a stash hidden somewhere in the back of the shop for us.
The past weeks however – everyone is barbecuing and we’ve had difficulty sourcing charcoal! A girl could almost wish for a gas barbecue where you’d just go out and turn it on…. I even had a sneak look at these barbecues on Littlewoods* site. You should take a look too, amazing deals with 50% off some of them…check this one out for only €154! Someday maybe 🙂
If you’re lucky enough to have a gas barbecue or a good supply of charcoal…. you’ll love this sauce. It goes with everything – chicken wings, chicken legs, pork ribs, burgers, sausages – absolutely everything.
This recipe I have in my old old recipe book…. it came from the mother of an ex-boyfriend!!!! Let’s not go there!!!!!
The sauce will keep for about a week in an airtight container in the fridge or it can be frozen. This makes enough for about 6 people (depending on how much they ladle it on!)
- 2 oz butter
- 1 onion
- 1 glove garlic
- 2 tablespoons Wine Vinegar
- 1/4 pt water
- 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 2 tablespoons Demerara Sugar
- Thick slice lemon
- pinch cayenne
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 6 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Tomato Puree
- Salt & Black Pepper
Melt butter and sauté onion and garlic for 3 minutes
Add wine vinegar, water, mustard, sugar, lemon and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and cook for a further 5 minutes.
How simple is that!
* This is post was in collaboration with Littlewoods.