Sometimes, I set out to cook thinks that are completely reasonable and not remotely related to my southern upbringing, and most of the time I succeed. Other times, without even realizing it, I make barbecue sauce.
That’s what happened here.
The recipe Jennie and I agreed upon was a simple chicken marinade. I did some research; I planned some options; I came up with a nice simple option that is probably familiar to many of you. It involved olive oil, lemon, honey, dijon mustard, and soy sauce. Then I decided that was boring. That’s when I got carried away, and what I ended up with, completely unintentionally, was barbecue sauce.
But you know what? I don’t even care. Because this barbecue sauce is seriously THE. MOST. DELICIOUS. EVER.
Basic ingredients: Tomato Paste, Worcestershire Sauce, Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Cumin Seed, Brown Sugar, Lemon Juice, Thyme, Garlic, Salt, Chili Powder
Mix the spices, and be sure to grind the cumin seed with a mortar and pestle if you’re lucky enough to have one around. (Thanks Mom)
MMMMM. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you probably want to purchase some ground cumin.
Mix with the wet ingredients, and you’ll have barbecue sauce. Oops!