It’s summertime, it’s barbecue season, and it’s time to learn more about BBQ sauce!
History And Fun Facts
As with many popular ingredients and dishes, there are many theories about the origin of BBQ sauce. Some people believe that the condiment was introduced to Europeans during the formation of the first American colonies, which happened in the 17th century. However, traces of barbecue survived inside jars located in the tomb of King Midas (730 to 700 B.C.), who ruled the kingdom of Phrygia, so BBQ may have roots even earlier than we thought.
The history of BBQ sauce remains an unsolved puzzle, but at least we can have fun with some interesting facts:
- People from South Carolina really love BBQ sauce. They have four distinct variations: vinegar and pepper, mustard, light tomato, and heavy tomato. Yummy!
- Most commercial barbecue sauces contain vinegar. Worcestershire sauce is another common ingredient.
- The word barbecue means "sacred fire pit". In this video, you can also learn a bit about the "science of BBQ". Can someone please create a major for it?
Food That Goes Well With BBQ Sauce
When people think of barbecue sauce, they usually think of pork ribs, chicken wings, and hamburger. For those who enjoy trying less traditional dishes, there are many other possible uses for BBQ sauce. That’s why we picked some recipes to boost your appetite:
EatingWell made a list with a dozen ways to use a bottle of BBQ sauce. You'd be surprised to know that BBQ sauce is popular in tex-mex cuisine as a delicious topping option for burritos and quesadillas.
If you’re a homeowner, chances are that you have already cooked eggs and rice. It may have never occurred to you that BBQ sauce can accentuate the flavor of simple foods and add more personality to them. Try it next time!!
Our favorite summer topping is also a great choice to add an additional layer of flavor to potato salads. Check out the recipe on Southern Living and treat your taste buds!
Homemade BBQ Sauce
If you’re a good cook, why not to try making your own homemade BBQ sauce? As we mentioned before, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce are some of the most common ingredients. You can follow this easy recipe to achieve sweet and spicy flavors or simply experiment with something new on your own. Let us know how it goes!
Georgia’s Restaurant is steeped in the tradition of soul food. Come for casual dining, taste our heartwarming barbecued dishes, and fall in love with our amazing menu. If you have questions, give us a call: (714) 906-1900.