My wife thinks regular Heinz ketchup is spicy, so I try to make my own ketchup to please my goddess’ palette, and in turn, I start to create other nice tasting sauces.
The names of my sauces are pulled from Norse mythology, just to keep with my Viking roots.
I am not politically motivated here, and not taking aims at the food industry, but I have developed a sense that homemade food and sauces are much better + healthier than store-bought. I agree we may need to buy already made products for convenience.
Many of these readymade products have a shitload of secret and harmful ingredients that our bodies would be better without. The longterm impacts are not fully clear, but I’m certain that they have caused all kinds of health issues such as lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant, allergic to nuts, diabetes, and of course, obesity.
To help our kids and ourselves, we need to embark on new cooking adventures and learn how to prepare healthier foods.
If I have the time, then I prefer making my own. My family loves it.
Sometimes you need to make two sauces in order to make one. Your dinner guests and family members have different taste palettes.
Creating sauces is fun. You can create your own variations, and many sauces do not require much preparation and are actually fast. Still, I prefer to make sauces in advance so I don’t have to stress on the day of the dinner.
My sauces below are multi-purpose. You can use them for wings, burgers, beef jerky, hot dogs, and all kinds of wet rubs for your BBQ adventures. You decide what and where to use sauces.
Freya’s Lovely Sweet ‘n Thick BBQ Sauce
Freya is a gorgeous Viking goddess famous for her fondness of love, fertility, and beauty. She also happens to be the wife of Odin.
Ok, I admit it, this sauce is not exactly on the healthier side, but it is a super sweet BBQ sauce. Sweet and smooth as a warm summer night, after a thunderstorm. Well, more likely like a thick chocolate molasses sauce running down the burger, finger-licking awesome and addictive. Or perhaps the feeling a female praying mantis gets when eating the head of her partner. LOL
I don’t know how to describe these sauces, but I will admit, this is a lovely thick BBQ sauce that goes well with wings and burgers.
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 1 cup of barbecue sauce (cheap store-bought)
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 2 tablespoons of Frank’s hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons of molasses
- 2 tablespoons of granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon to paprika
Follow a few simple steps below, and you have created BBQ sauce.
- Find a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl
- Melt the butter in the microwave
- Add all the sauces; barbecue, honey, hot sauce, and molasses
- Heat up the sauce in the microwave for one minute
- Add the spices; granulated garlic and paprika
- Gently mix it together, but be careful, this sauce is hot and it burns insanely on your hands if you are unlucky – I speak from experience
- Pour the sauce into a small glass jar
- Do not close it until it has cooled off
Kiss from the Midgard Fire Serpent Sauce
If you like heat and hot sauce, look no further. This sauce will clear your sinuses and send heatwaves through your body. I’m positive you will find other sauces that fly up the Scoville charts, but my creation has some excellent heat tinkling tricks. The Midgaard Fire Serpent sauce will hopefully bring you satisfaction.
The Scoville scale is a measure of the ‘hotness’ of chili pepper or anything derived from chili peppers, i.e. hot sauce. The scale is actually a measure of the concentration of the chemical compound capsaicin which is the active component that produces the heat sensation for humans.
- 1/4 cup of ketchup (my homemade ketchup of course)
- 1/4 cup of Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon of paprika
- 2 tablespoons of granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon of Habanero hot sauce (my butcher makes a kickass version)
- 4 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
The beauty of this sauce is that it does not require any advanced skills or warming techniques. You simply mix everything together in a medium-sized bowl.
- Pour ketchup, sriracha, honey, Habanero, and lemon juice into a bowl
- Sprinkle the sauces with paprika and granulated garlic
- Gently mix all the ingredients together
- Pour the sauce into a glass jar and store in the fridge
You could heat up the sauce before serving it, but that is only applicable to wings. We tend to eat this hot sauce cold.
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