A few weeks ago, my family had a massive birthday party for me, two of my sisters, and my grandfather. Our 4 birthdays are within 2 months of each other, and some years we end up having a birthday party every five seconds, which is hard considering that a lot of us travel for work.
So. This year.
One big party!
Since it wasn’t reaaallllyyy my birthday (that’s today), I got to help cook with my parents. I made smoked turkey, pulled it and mixed it with this barbecue sauce, and WHOHMG so good. I love vinegar and mustard sauces, not so much with dark sweet bbq sauce. I also dislike mainly anything bottled so…homemade had to be it.
I made a combo mustard/vinegar sauce, THEN ADDED GARAM MASALA TO IT. Not must. Just enough to make a hint of Indian food in the flavors. It was GOOD, man. I made it for the super bowl too, and I heard that our friend Stephen ate it with a spoon?
He’s my kind of friend, that Stephen is.
So mustard curry sauce. You make it, then eat it with anything! ANYTHING. Buy a rotisserie chicken, pull the pieces into shreds, and call it chicken BBQ. The sauce is quick, and the flavors are incredible. Let’s do it. For the liquid, you need some kind of stock (veg or chicken are great), worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard AND another kind of mustard (brown, grainy, dijon, whatevs!), hot sauce, ketchup, and vinegar – rice or white.
Note that this is a lot of ingredients, so don’t freak out too much if you don’t have all of them. If you only have one of the THREE ingredients that taste like mustard, just use one! Add more! It’ll still be delicious and taste all your own. Add the liquids to a small sauce pan, and turn the heat to medium.
When the sauce boils, reduce the heat to low and simmer the sauce for 15-30 more minutes until thickened and the ingredients are mostly dissolved. If the sauce reduces too much and seems too thick, add a splash more stock to achieve a consistency that you like.
That’s it! We used this on smoked turkey, but you could use it on anything barbecue-ish – even tofu!
Happy Friday, friends! Have a great one.
- 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock, plus more if needed
- 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup grainy or brown mustard
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until all ingredients are dissolved, stirring as the sauce cooks. Taste, and adjust any of the seasonings to your preference.
- If the sauce is too thick, add more stock or water 1 tablespoon at a time to thin it out.
- Serve with your favorite grilled or smoked protein!