It's Summer in Glasgow town! I am absolutely melting, and the sun is shining - love it! And what better to post today, than a simple recipe for barbecue sauce?
The day this was made was a Friday, sociable times were needed, and when my friend wanted to hang out, - I had to think of something to make that was fast, simple, and delicious! We had had pizza last time and it worked a treat, and then I had been fancying lamb for quite some time.... I remembered the first time I had made barbecue lamb pizza, and glorious pita bread all of a sudden made part of a pita-lightbulb-epiphany-sort-of-moment, that's it!
And so, I thought that I was too tired after a long week at work to make the pita bread myself (I will one day, I promise!), BUT I did want to make soooomething myself, and figured that I would go for a smokey barbecue sauce, purely because I don't usually have that on pizza. It's easily put together with mainly cupboard ingredients you probably already have. Pita pizzas were made, the Hobbit was watched, and plenty of tea was drunk (such a hardcore Friday...I know), and we even came up with some pretty good "alternative" Hobbit tracks, changing some words of 90s chart songs to make it go with the movie... Ahh, good times!
Smokey BBQ Pizza Sauce
(For 1 medium pizza or 4 pita breads)
1 tsp oil
1/4 red onion, finely chopped (use the rest when frying the meat/soy)
1 fat garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 tbsp syrup, honey or brown sugar
About 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
A good splash Worcestershire Sauce (vegan/vegetarian W-sauce can be found in some health- and wholefood shops)
1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
1/2 tsp (yellow) mustard seeds (optional)
1 tsp (smoked) paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
- Simply start, by frying the oil in a small sauce pan. Once hot, add the garlic and onion and soften for a few minutes so the fragrances get the chance to come out fully.
- Now, stir in the remaining ingredients and let it bubble for 5-10 minutes. Season to taste, and add a bit of chilli if you want a bit of an extra kick, but I found this to be quite all right the way it was!
- Spread over pita breads, or pizzas before topping with the rest of the ingredients you want. Enjoy!
Recipe by yours truly,