Alabama White Sauce – from The Rusty BBQ Company
So, I first discovered Alabama White BBQ sauce many moons ago when the legend that is Sir Marcus of Bawdon knocked some up at a BBQ demo day at Black Box BBQ. I’ve been a huge fan ever since.
It’s not a widely known condiment outside of BBQ circles, especially in Europe. But once tried, never forgotten.
It’s easy enough to knock up yourself and tweak, but if you’re like me (lazy), then this is an all round winner.
So what is it. Think a thin mayo, that is insanely peppery, with hints of citrus sweet from Lemon, then with a lingering refreshing horseradish heat, and the umami hit that only anchovies can bring. None of these are overpowering – and if you’re one of those weirdos that thinks “Anchovies – Yuk – No thanks” think again – you wouldn’t know they were there if I hadn’t have told you. Other secretive hints that tickle your taste buds inc onion, garlic, tamarind, molasses, vinegar and the ubiquitous Sodium chloride (salt to me and you).
What should I slather it on you say ? Well, according to most – Chicken would be the answer, and they’d be right. Pork and Beef – not great – not terrible. Personally I love it in a fish finger sandwich and on white fish in general, also as a salad dressing – a perfect way to bring some green leaves to life. Give those boring tuesday evening meals of Scampi & Chips a little zing. It makes a great sandwich filling if you like making homemade chicken and sweetcorn for those dull sat at the computer at work lunch break moments.
Where’s it from ? Legend has it that it originated from Big Bob Gibson and his well known shack of BBQ delights, somewhere between 1925 and now.
If you love Q, and grow tired of the usual Kansas, Memphis range of sticky sweet sauces. then buy some now, this instant, you won’t regret it. If you don’t like it – well, I’ll be amazed, you can dispose of it by sending it my way !
I did mention it’s peppery right !?