Self Made Tamarind Barbecue Sauce

Many people can prepare very mouth watering steaks but the steak sauce is never an easy thing to prepare from scratch. I will therefore be giving you the most tasty sauce I prepared and you can try it too.


  • 1/2 cup  raisin
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2  thinly sliced shallots.
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind concentrate
  • 1 cup water, at room temperature
  • 1 red minced chilly
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 oil-packed anchovy fillet, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • Salt

Procedure of making the Sauce

  1. Soak the raisins in a small bowl for 15 Minutes.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over moderate heat until browned for 5 Minutes then Add the chilly and cook for additional 1 minute.
  3. Mix the sugar with the molasses and cook over moderate heat for about 8 minutes until it is melted. Mix tomato paste, anchovy, thyme tamarind concentrate and orange zest and cook for about one minute until in paste form.
  4. Add in the vinegar, star anise, cloves and the shallot mixture. Add the raisins with their soaking liquid along with the room-temperature water. To the mixture add the sauce and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Let cool then blend until smooth. Season with salt and let it cool before serving.


The sauce can be refrigerated for almost two months before you can throw away. The sauce is suitable for barbecue especially the tomahawk ribeye steak .

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