Barbecue is slow cooking over a low flame or heat. The tang of the smoke, from selected woods, melds with the natural flavors of the meat to produce the characteristic flavors of the barbecue. Often the natural flavors of the meat and the smoke are enhanced with the addition of a seasoned barbecue sauce.
Seemingly everyone has their own favorite barbecue sauce. One summer evening after a long day’s work , I looked in the cupboard for a bit of bottled barbecue sauce to cook a chicken. Alas, there was none. The cupboard was bare. However, after a few minutes searching about the pantry shelves, I concocted his simple but elegant recipe that has become a repeat favorite at my house. The kids seem to remember the first encounter on a warm summer evening with fondness and ask for it frequently to relive a wonderful time.