This Filipino Style Barbecue Sauce is infused with so much love. Soy sauce, lemon, sugar and the secret ingredient, which is not a secret anymore- SPRITE. This barbecue is bursting with flavor and it seeps into the meat giving it a unique taste which we Filipinos love. Give it a try.
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When I was in college, we have a barbecue place which students frequent to unwind. It’s a very loud place, but I always find solace in it. People were shouting at the top of their lungs to place their order. You get to choose which barbecue you like and the “manang” (older lady) will cook it for you. This barbecue place is famous for its meat skewers and this sauce is what they use to make their barbecue set apart.
Here in the US, we have barbecue rub which is really simple, since you just rub them on the meat and that’s it. This Filipino Style Barbecue Sauce however, is made with love … you mix the marinade, pour it into the meat, let the sauce marinate the meat for hours and then you individually stitch the meat into the bamboo skewer. And let’s not talk about the charcoal fire we have to start… Hmm, I think that’s for the next post.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF THIS BBQ SAUCE?
There are several ingredients for this sauce, but the main attraction is the Sprite. They say that the carbon of the sprite makes the meat soft and let the sauce seep through the meat, giving it a very delicious taste.
- Soy sauce
- Jufran Plain Ketchup or just a regular ketchup in the store
- Lemon Juice or Kalamansi Juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cup Sprite
CAN I FREEZE THIS SAUCE?
- Yes. You can freeze this sauce. Label the container and freeze.
WHAT TYPE OF SOY SAUCE CAN I USE?
- Use light soy sauce, but if you only have dark soy sauce, you can use it too, but adjust the sugar accordingly.
WHAT KIND OF KETCHUP CAN I USE?
- You can use any type of Kethcup, but I prefer Jufran Banana Ketchup, since it has a hint of sweetness in it.
- In a large bowl add all of the ingredients and mix until sugar and the garlic powder are fully dissolve. Set aside until ready to use, or put in a small bowl and freeze.