Category Archives: Gettin’ Saucy

Bacon & Bourbon Marmalade

There was a time when bacon jams and bacon marmalades were exceptionally rare things. A handful of people made them at home, you might have found a jar or two in the homemade preserves at a specialty food or craft … Continue reading

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“First Date” Poached Garlic Aioli

Here’s a fact: If you cook barbeque, you are going eat a lot of sandwiches at some point. This isn’t a bad thing, not at all. There is something almost magical about the combination of barbeque meat and really good … Continue reading

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“Neko Greeko Pico”

This particular pico de gallo use to have a really sucky name. That was unfortunate. Now, however, it has an awesome name which is entirely fitting since it is an awesome flavour mix. The new name just sort of popped … Continue reading

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Roasty Red Salsa

After my brief digression about the difference between “salsa” and “pico de gallo”, a couple of people wrote to ask if I had a quick recipe for actual salsa. Darn tootin’ I do. Actually, if we are going to be … Continue reading

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The Readers Write – Mango Edition!

Awesome George dropped me a line regarding the Mango Pico De Gallo: Hey guy! I made your mango pico and it was pretty f’n good, but if you put a bit of habanero into it is AWESOME. Have you tried … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Helper #2 – Serving Sauce

When you eat barbeque in the Carolinas, you get a super soft bun loaded up with a big heap of pulled pork (drenched in mop) and topped with a mound of coleslaw. And not your bright green supermarket slaw, either. … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Helper #1 – Pulling Sauce

One of the rookie mistakes with pulled pork is pulling the whole butt at once. Bad move. When you first break into your butt it is drool-inducingly moist but once the meat is pulled it goes south (no pun intended) … Continue reading

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Agave Nectar Update

My legions of faithful correspondents have informed me that you can now get agave nectar at Costco. I cannot vouch for the quality or the origin of the agave, but now you have an option if you just can’t find … Continue reading

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Q&A: Sweet Habanero Splash

You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers. Specifically, answers to your questions and/or complaints about the “Sweet Habanero Splash” sauce. Apparently, the recipe is causing some agitation amongst the masses. What’s the deal with having to roast the garlic? The deal … Continue reading

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“Sweet Habanero Splash” Sauce

Habanero peppers are one of the most tragically misunderstood members of the vegetable kingdom. They have a complex flavour profile, tropical notes infused with a tonne of sweetness and big hits of fruit. Sadly, almost no one ever notices these … Continue reading

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