Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dinner - Car Camping - Chicken with BBQ Sauce

gluten-free chicken with bbq sauce
Important note – Always make sure to check the ingredients to ensure that they are gluten-free.The following recipe is from Elana’s Pantry. Her website looks really great! Check it out at http://www.elanaspantry.com/
“To be honest, I am not a natural when it comes to the open flame; in general, my husband does the grilling in our family (so manly!) and slathers up the fixins’ before he throws them on the grill. In order to get my BBQ bearings I went to bbqrecipesecrets.com. On that site, I learned that there are 3 types of barbecue sauce –tomato, mustard or vinegar. Unfortunately, for me, and perhaps some of you, each of the recipes contains a significant amount of sugar, so I used their Basic Tomato BBQ sauce recipe as a map, adding and subtracting from it to create the new one below. I hope you like it Katie!

BBQ Sauce2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
3 cloves garlic,
crushed¼ cup shallots,
minced1 (7 ounce) bottle Bionaturæ® Organic Tomato Paste
1 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Warm oil in a saucepan over medium low heat
Add garlic and shallot; cook until soft
Add tomato paste, orange juice, vinegar, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper
Simmer over low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often
Baste over fish or chicken
Refrigerate and allow to marinate for 1-3 hours
Grill and serve Serves 6 -makes enough sauce for one whole chicken or 4 breasts”You may notice that grilling instructions are conspicuously absent –you do not want to get them from me. While my husband is not a chef, he is the grill master in the family.”
Adaptation for camping – Prepare the marinade at home, put the chicken in a freezer bag and smother it in the sauce. Freeze it at least a day before your departure and take it out when you pack the cooler. This will do double duty to prolong the life of the chicken and also act to keep other items in the cooler a little bit colder.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for posting my recipe. Great blog, by the way!