Thursday, November 1, 2012


Peruse the Gourmet-O-Matic (tm) website and you will see the relationships among chutneys, salsas and relishes.

Well, what to do when you need something different to pair with another type of dish, e.g., barbecue sauce?

No fear.

Just use our same principles to create one.

Here is a way.

Generally speaking, BBQ sauces are a bit heavier than the others on thick, tomato-ey flavored stuff.

Take a chutney, add some tomato paste (or ketchup), blend and eat.

By using a chutney, salsa or relish as a base for BBQ sauce, whole worlds open up.

Not only can you give your sauce an international spin, you will use ingredients you might not otherwise consider as BBQ sauce candidates, e.g., raisins, dates, mangoes, nuts.

It works and it is good.