I am getting ready to make some jerk chicken on the grill and wanted to make it extra special by giving it a baste with some delicious BBQ sauce. If you are like me, you prefer to make your own when you can and this sauce is over the top delicious!
I made it my goal to replicate or at least come close to a jerk dipping sauce that a local restaurant serves and they wouldn't give me their recipe. Lucky for me I don't need one! I figured it out myself! I can make this anytime I want and slather it on chicken, pork, burgers or use it as a great dipping sauce or even a base for a sweet and spicy salad dressing!
This sauce uses my basic BBQ sauce as a starting place. What makes this Caribbean is the spice blend. It is also what takes this over the top amazing! Ketchup, molasses, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Habanero pepper sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove all come together to make a sauce that you will just want to eat off a spoon it is that delicious!
We made some Jamaican Jerk chicken thighs for another video that will be coming up this week as a collaboration with the Common Man Cocktails channel. You will see that soon. We marinated our chicken in a wet Jerk marinade and then grilled on a very hot charcoal grill. Then we slathered on this sauce and let it come to a shellacked perfection. They were delicious and amazing and I cannot wait for you to see how they came together.
I knew I had to share this sauce with you though, because I know you would want to know. You really need to make this sauce! Since I made it, we have used it to dip chicken in, on pork chops, on fries and I even put it on a burger and it was amazing!
I hope you will give this sweet and spicy Caribbean style BBQ sauce a try and I hope you love it!
You can see how I made this in my YouTube video here:
Sweet & Spicy Caribbean Style
2 cups ketchup
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Step by Step Instructions
Combine ingredients in a saucepan.
Stir well to combine.
Allow to come to a simmer over medium heat stirring occasionally to avoid scorching.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.