This BBQ sauce is based off of the flavors from a traditional Vietnamese Sweet and Sour recipe given to me by an amazing chef named Duc in Hoi An, Vietnam.
First I made this pineapple and onion mix and sauteed it on medium for 10 minutes until the onions were soft and the pineapple was partially cooked. I used:
- 1/4 red onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup pineapple, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup white wine
- green onion
I removed that from heat and started to mix together the base for my BBQ sauce.
I combined the following ingredients and mixed well.
- 1 six ounce can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 TB soy sauce
- 2 TB rice wine vinegar
- 1 TB onion powder
- 1 TB garlic powder
- 1 TB toasted sesame oil
Then, I put the BBQ sauce base in my Vita-Mix with all but 1/2 cup of the pineapple onion mixture and blended it for 30 seconds or so.