Recipe by Chef John
"This Carolina-style barbeque sauce features fresh apple, but otherwise it's a fairly straightforward, totally in-your-face-with-tang-and-heat recipe. It is fantastic on pulled pork and molasses-brined pork chops."
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apple, peeled, cored and chopped
apple cider vinegar
red pepper flakes, or to taste
ground black pepper, or to taste
Good, but needed a bit more liquid and a bit more sweetness to counter the tart. Really nice on the pork, though.
I love spicy but I should of read the reviews first. Wow. Spicy! Too spicy. I added apple sauce at the end to deal with the spice
Excellent! It turned out a little too "hot" for me, so I added a little apple sauce at the last minute, but it has fabulous flavor! Used it on Chef John's grilled pork chops - so moist & delicious! You've GOT to try this! Easy & well worth the time. (oh - I 1/2'd the salt in the brine of the chops, but could still taste it...)
i was a little worried when i was making this as it smelled really vinegary (and i love vinegar) but it came out great on the molasses brined pork chops! however, non-vinegar lovers beware - this might not be the sauce for you.
Whew, can only say that a tablespoon each of red pepper flakes and black pepper made this way too hot for this house! We're about in the middle on spicy foods, and my gut was telling me that this was going to be too hot, but I hate to modify a recipe too much the first time through. The reviews were Interesting, too, because the spiciness didn't seem to be as much of an issue as the strong vinegar flavor...maybe we really are wimps! I had no issue with the vinegar, this is "Carolina-style" which traditionally has more of a potent vinegar flavor. Unless you like your food smokin' hot, I'd recommend that you start with a teaspoon, taste, and then add more red pepper flakes and black pepper as you see fit. You can always add more, but once it's in there, you can't take it out. I had a container of Kaluha Pig in the freezer, so I added this sauce for some pulled-pork sandwiches.
Used on his brined pork chops and tuna steaks. Good on both. I thought the pork was a bit salty from the brine even after rinsing the meat before cooking. Sauce smelled of vinegar but did not taste like vinegar after grilling. I did not use all the hot pepper flakes, just sounded like a bit much. Used about half and thought it was hot enough. It was good enough I will try again.
Great for when you want something different
This ended up great but was too vinegary initially so I had to add more sugars to smooth it out. In the end, it was awesome with pork chops! I used the molasses brine for the chops: tennnnnnder!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Carolina-Style Barbeque Sauce
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 8
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