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    Barbecue Sauce

    This classic, smoky-flavoured marinade is very versatile – it’s delicious served as a dipping sauce for fries too. The sauce can be made up to five days ahead of time; simply store it in a screw-top jar in the refrigerator.

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes plus at least 1 hour marinating 60 minutes 20 minutes

    Makes: 300ml


    • 300ml Cola
    • 150ml Tomato passata
    • 1 tbsp Clear honey
    • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • ½ tsp Ground cumin
    • 15g Butter
    • ½ tsp Smoked paprika


    1. The sauce- Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until thick – the mixture should leave a trail on the surface when lifted with a spoon. Taste and season. Reserve one third of the barbecue sauce for basting the meat and marinade for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight
    2. To cook- If barbecuing, sear the meat on both sides – or blanch the ribs – then brush with the marinade before cooking. If you’re roasting a whole chicken, rub the sauce all over and cook at 200˚C/gas 6 for 1–1½ hours.

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    Can be used to prepare-
    4 Pork rack chops,
    or 1kg Pork ribs
    or 1 Whole chicken
    or 6 Chicken breasts


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