Finishing Sauce?

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by ronp, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was wondering what is a good one. Being from the Midwest, (Chicago) I know these sauces are somewhat regional so, what would be appealing to a midwesterner? We typically like a sweet tomato based BBQ sauce, but what about a finishing sauce? I do love the Lone Star sauce I found here. I have some nice drppings from last night, any use for that in a finishing sauce?

    In case you missed the final QVIEW from yesterday's pulled pork butt, you can check it out here.
    http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...threadid=18590

    Thanks in advance.
    Ron
     
  2. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I smoked a 7 pound shoulder the other night and made a batch of SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce. I poured the whole thing over the pulled pork and mixed it with my hands. It was awesome! Gives a slight vinegary flavor with a touch of heat. I add Sweet Baby Ray's sauce and some horseradish to my sandwich. But I could nibble on the pulled pork all day even without any bbq sauce.
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was going to try this but where do you find this ingredient.

    1 Teaspoon Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning

    Thanks.
     
  5. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    I find it at the local grocery store with the rest of the seasonings. I too, was concerned about being able to find it, but it was at the first grocery store I went to. Look for the green and white can...

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  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, I will look for it.
     
  7. They actually don't sell that in my neck of the woods (Orlando) so I usually add 1 tablespoon of what ever rub I put on the pork.
     
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is what I was wondering. I got some Mardi Gras stuff here I may try that.

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
  9. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I tried the recipe with some Mardi Gras seasoning, wifey said it was to vinegary, so I doubled the sugar and added 1 cup of drippings from the Butt I smoked over the weekend. Jury is stll out. What if one added some Lone Star BBQ sauce? Would that defeat the purpose? I guess we're just not that hip on vinegar that strong.

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
  10. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Ron,

    My wife has a problem with vinegar too...she says it's for an other use LOL.
    This is what I do when she is going to be eating my pulled pork. I reduce the vinegar to 1/2 cup and add apple juice and the drippings from the foil to equal 1/2 cup, rather than the 1 cup of vinegar. Then I replace the other ingredients with my rub.
     
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That sounds good, Thanks.
     
  12. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just used the cajun seasoning I have on hand. Can't be THAT much diferent? But the finishing sauce turned out great with it!
     
  13. One more thing...if you can, fire up the sauce outside on another burner. That vinegar takes a life of its own, turning your house into a really bad salad.
     
  14. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I found that out, lol.
     
  15. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My wife wondered if I was making Easter Eggs!
     
  16. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    Hey ronp100343, If u can't find the Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning let me know our store sells it all the time, small or big. send me an E-Mail if u r interested, I bought a small bottle for camping and a bigger size for home use, I'll check out the prices after your E-Mail
     
  17. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My wife asked me what I was cooking in the house. I said, nothing. Just then went in a realized I had the sauce on the burner, and she was outside smelling it.

    Allen Said
    Hey ronp100343, If u can't find the Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning let me know our store sells it all the time, small or big. send me an E-Mail if u r interested, I bought a small bottle for camping and a bigger size for home use, I'll check out the prices after your E-Mail

    Thanks Allen, I haven't had the chance to look yet, that was nice of ya!
     

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