Using either famous BBQ sauces or completely different recipes are the two best ways to attract customers when you are catering for the public at fairs and other events.
There are two types of people: the ones who want the familiar and loved recipes, and those who want to try something different and new.
Generally, overall, at the type of events we are talking about, it’s the former category that will have the greater numbers.
People know what they want, and it is the familiar taste they are used to, every time they buy from a barbecue stall. So the well-informed barbecue vendor will make sure he has many of the famous BBQ sauces in his repertoire, which he can personalize to make his mark.
What most people consider the most famous is the basic sauce that is used as a base for many other sauces.
This BBQ sauce goes with any meat and is very simple to make:
To make a portion take 1.5fl oz. oil, a chopped onion, a tablespoon of tomato puree, 2 tablespoons each of wine vinegar and soft brown sugar, a heaped teaspoon of mustard powder, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce and a quarter pint of water.
Fry the onions in the oil until translucent then stir in the tomato puree.
Add the other ingredients and cook for 10 – 15 minutes.
A spicier variation on this (and probably the other most famous BBQ sauce) has a smoked hickory flavor:
It uses the following ingredients: a finely chopped onion, 4 minced garlic cloves, a quarter of a cup each of vegetable oil, cider vinegar or red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, 5 teaspoons chili powder, half a teaspoon each of paprika and salt, 1-2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, a pinch of cayenne pepper, 2 cups of ketchup, 1 packed cup of brown sugar, one third of a cup of yellow mustard and 3 teaspoons of liquid smoke (this is what gives it the smoked hickory taste).
Sauté the onions in the oil for about 3 minutes, then add the garlic for another 2 minutes.
Add the cayenne, paprika, chili powder, black pepper and salt and stir for a minute.
Add the rest of the ingredients and boil, stirring. Bring the heat down to low and simmer, uncovered (very important) for an hour, stirring from time to time. It is best to put this in the fridge, after cooling, for at least 24 hours before using.
Famous BBQ side dishes are always popular and what are more well-known than potato salad and coleslaw?
There are many versions of potato salad, including those with chopped onions, spring onions or eggs.
To make a good basic potato salad use waxy potatoes that will not break up, and make sure they are cooled and dried properly before adding the mayonnaise.
Personalize your potato salad with seasonings for something different.
The other favorite BBQ side dish is coleslaw. Use finely shredded cabbage, grated carrots and mayonnaise for creamy coleslaw and add vegetable oil, a little vinegar and salt for a more traditional flavor.
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