Make your own barbecue sauce. Make Chocolate Malta BBQ Sauce and you can control the sodium and sugar in it.
There are some flavors that I am obsessed with. Chocolate in savory dishes is one of those. The other is Malta, which is a malted soda very common in the Caribbean. I’ve been putting them in a lot of different dishes but Chocolate Malta BBQ Sauce is one of my absolute favorites. The dark chocolate powder gives the sauce such depth and the Malta brings sweetness and a little malt flavor. It is so good you will want to eat it with a spoon, just like my little one.
My slight obsession with Malta started after my hubby and I had dinner at Richard Blais’ restaurant, The Spence. We had the most insanely good lamb chops. They were deliciously sticky and sweet. My hubby and I were trying to figure out where the sweetness was coming from and finally asked our server. We were shocked when the answer was Malta. It wasn’t something I was familiar with but since that time I have been using it quite a bit. It is in my Orange Apricot Malta Ham.
When is it not a good time for chocolate? Um, never! You cannot taste the chocolate but it adds a layer of flavor that pops. My daughter started dipping some flank steak in the sauce then ditched the steak and just used her spoon. This sauce is fantastic on flank steak. I’ve also tossed chicken wings in them. Oh my were they good. You will see that recipe around Father’s Day. Give this BBQ sauce a try. You will be so glad you did.
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