Guava Barbecue Sauce

Steven Raichlen uses guava paste and rum in this sensational, sticky sauce--flavors inspired by his hometown of Miami. It's delicious slathered on Raichlen's Chinese-Style Ribs.

  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 1 1/4 cups
KEY: Barbecue/Cookout, American, Caribbean, Southern/Soul Food, Sauces & Condiments, Fast, Make Ahead, Staff Favorites

Related Video

More Videos
Chef Chris Cosentino Talks Mental Health in the Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces canned guava paste (see Note), cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 scallion, white part only, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the guava paste with the vinegar, rum, tomato paste, lime juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, scallion, garlic and water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1 1/4 cups, about 15 minutes. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

Make Ahead

The barbecue sauce can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Notes

Guava paste is usually sold in flat metal cans. It is available at many supermarkets as well as at Latin markets.

Contributed By Published June 2006

Related Video

More Videos
Chef Chris Cosentino Talks Mental Health in the Kitchen




499360 recipes/guava-barbecue-sauce 2013-12-06 Steven Raichlen barbecue-cookout|american|caribbean|southern-soul-food|sauces-and-condiments|fast|make-ahead|staff-favorite june-2006 recipes,guava-barbecue-sauce 499360
Close