BBQ sauce

BBQ sauce

BBQ sauce

The perfect accompaniment for any barbecue – slather it on sausages and burgers.


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 55g/2oz dark brown sugar
  • 50ml/1¾fl oz dark soy sauce
  • 300ml/10fl oz tomato ketchup
  • salt and pepper

Preparation method

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in olive oil with the chilli, fennel seeds and sugar.

  2. Add the soy sauce and ketchup and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes to combine the flavours. Use as a dip or to coat spare ribs, chicken or sausages.

Required techniques

James Martin recipes from Housecall

Less than 30 mins preparation time

Less than 10 mins cooking time

Makes ½pint