A few weeks ago, in response to my "Ask Me Anything" post, my dear BIRL (buddy-in-real-life) Albert posed...
"If you had a bottle of banana sauce and some chicken, is there any particular recipe you would follow to make the best dish possible?"Okay, before y'all start thinking that my friends are really mental patients who secretly spam people with emails of questionable food combinations, I must confess that...
(a) there is such a thing as banana sauce. Made with actual bananas. It's a "Product of the Philippines" thing. No, it doesn't taste like bananas. Yes, it tastes good, and is served as a condiment, much like ketchup. It's even red! -- by artificial means, but still -- RED!
In fact, Roomie used it as a ketchup substitute during his "I Like Tomatoes But Will Not Eat Them, and No, I'm Not Allergic to Them" period. Yeah, that's a topic for a whole different blog post.
(b) Roomie and I told Albert -- when was that? during a visit to 'Pegville? -- about it, that he should try it, and that I'd give him my favourite bbq sauce recipe that uses banana sauce.
Well, that was ages ago, and I still haven't given him the recipe. And that question was his gentle prodding, his reminder, so to speak. Oh, and obviously, I suck.
So, to hopefully minimize my suckage quotient, here's my answer to Albert's question and an awesome recipe long overdue to an old friend... Enjoy!
BBQ SAUCE INGREDIENTS
1 - 1-1/2 cup white vinegar (the more vinegar, the more bite)
1/2 cup banana sauce
3/4 cup ketchup
5 cloves garlic, crushed then chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all of the Sauce Ingredients together in a bowl or a container with a lid. Cover and refridgerate for at least 4 hours -- for best flavour, overnight it.
Marinate Meat Ingredients in sauce overnight, then grill or bake, basting with the sauce frequently.
Eat tasty, delicious, saucy meat. And do a happy dance for the awesomeness of Nenette! :)
Okay, folks! Let me know if you try it! Enjoy!