When spring comes, we all got the possibility to have a picnic in the fresh air that we have been dreaming about for the whole winter season. This spring try to diversify your common set of dishes with the help of three multipurpose sauces which can not only add unforgettable taste to your kebab, shashlik and burger, but will also serve as a delicious dip for bread and chips, as well as amplify fish dishes and grilled vegetables.
In case you are a great barbecue sauces fan try to substitute the purchased sauce for the one made with your own hands. This sauce has sweetish, spicy and slightly sour taste; it doesn’t have analogues with shop sauces. Moreover, it is cooked quickly and easily from all the simply available ingredients. The gotten amount of such sauce will be enough for the next several picnics.
The cooking scheme is pretty simple. Mix sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and mustard in a stew-pan, pour apple juice and orange juice mixture over all ingredients, add few drops of tabasco. It looks not very attractive yet, but wait for a bit and you’ll see the greatest sauce ever!
Put the sauce on the average fire and boil for 20-25 minutes stirring continually until it thickens. Cool the sauce, bottle it and use as the addition to any meat dishes (shashlik, kebab, burger, hot-dog) or for ribs and chicken glazing.
The next – Cacik sauce – is even easier: take a jar of Greek yogurt and mix with some dill, dried lemon peel and a pinch of salt, then add grated and wringed cucumber.
It is the best sauce ever for bread and vegetables. Besides, the Cacik sauce is the classic addition to meat dishes (especially lamb), as well as fish.
This Latin-American sauce is one more ideal friend of fried meat. It can be either served with already made dishes or used as marinade.
If you have a blender, it will take you about 5 seconds (!) to cook this sauce. Just put greens, garlic and fresh chili, add all the liquid ingredients and blend until smooth. If you do not have a blender, pound herbs, garlic and pepper manually or buy a cheap used blender HERE.
Sugar – 160 g;
Orange fresh juice – 2 gl;
Apple juice – 200 ml;
Mustard (sweet) – 30 g;
Worcestershire sauce – 60 ml;
Ketchup – 200 g;
Tabasco – to your taste.
Mix all the ingredients in a stew-pan and put on the average fire, boil for 20-25 minutes or until it thickens.
Greek yogurt – 200 g;
Bag cucumber – 1;
Bunch of dill;
Dried lemon peel.
- Grate a cucumber on a fine grater and wringed it.
- Mix yogurt, a cucumber, ground dill and dried lemon peel. Add some salt.
Garlic – 2 cl;
Chili pepper – to your taste;
Mint and parsley green – 1 gl each;
Red wine vinegar – 30 ml;
Olive oil – 90 ml.
Blend all the ingredients with a blender until smooth or pound herbs, garlic and pepper manually and mix with olive oil and red wine vinegar.