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Kilted Swine BBQ -- Sauces

If you look up Barbecue sauce in wikipedia, you will find that it adds flavor to meats such as pork, beef ribs and chicken
as a marinade, basting or topping while being prepared for, during the process of, or after barbecue style cooking.

Sauce can also be used as a standalone condiment for other foods as well.

In the United States there are several barbecue sauce variations based upon region:
  • East Carolina Sauce
    • Description
    • thin and sharp to penetrate meat and cut fats in the mouth
    • little or no sugar
      Often Contains
    • black pepper
    • chili pepper flakes
    • vinegar
      How used
    • mopping sauce to baste while cooking
    • dipping sauce when meat is served

  • Lexington Dip
    • a lot like East Carolina Sauce (above)
      Often Contains
    • black pepper
    • chili pepper flakes
    • tomato paste, tomato sauce or ketchup
    • vinegar to soften tomato

  • Kansas City
    • thick, reddish-brown, tomato or kechup-based with sugars, vinegar and spices.
    • thick and sweet
    • does not penetrate meat as much as sit upon the surface
    • most common and popular sauce in the US

  • Memphis
    • similar to Kansas City style but uses more vinegar and uses molasses as a sweetner.

  • South Carolina Mustard Sauce
    • primarily made of yellow mustard, vinegar, sugar and spices.

  • Texas
    • heavily seasoned with cumin, chili peppars, chili poser or ancho powder
    • lots of black pepper
    • fresh onion
    • touch of tomato
    • little or no sugar
    • often contains meat drippings and smoke flavor
    • medium thick and resembles thin tomato soup
    • penetrates meat easily rather than sitting on surface

  • Alabama White Sauce
    • mayonnaise based
    • primarily used on chicken and pork
    • composed of mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and black pepper