We were having an interesting discussion in comments here about BBQ sauces that might work with turkey. I remembered a sauce made by the fellow that ran a now defunct BBQ pit in my hometown. I half remembered the recipe and tried to describe the sauce in one of my comments. I wasn’t too far off! Mostly..
Anyway, Mrs J mentioned just a while ago, “I have a recipe for that sauce, we got it from one of your pipefitter pals, it’s in this big folder here”. Kerplop
Now it would have been a miracle if the thing had flopped open to just what I was looking for. It didn’t happen that way. But I found it!
You can probally read that, but in case you can’t:
2 c each of vinegar and water
2 c sugar (I used Splenda this batch)
1/3 c cornstarch in water (make a slurry-use minimal water)
1 t salt
3 t pepper (I used white pepper, and added 1 more of black pepper)
1 t red pepper (ground cayenne)
8 oz can of tomato sauce (I didn’t have any so I used a good dollop of tomato paste and whisked it in along with a little water-May have used too much as the end product seems a tad less translucent than I remember the original sauce.)
That’s pretty much it, mix everything but the cornstarch slurry in a saucepan over medium heat, bring to a good simmer, add the slurry and whisk it as it returns to the simmer.
It’s not a bad sauce, won’t be to everyone’s liking. I think it’s pretty good, and I don’t think I would hesitate to dredge a slice of turkey breast through it.
I used cider vinegar but I can easily imagine this made with white vinegar or red wine vinegar.