Smoky BBQ Marinade

Smoky Barbecue Marinade

Shop-bought BBQ sauces are often filled with sugar and thickeners like wheat.  This is a very easy home-made one that can be frozen for up to 6 months.  If you can’t find Chipotle chilli powder use normal chilli powder.  You won’t get the smoky flavour so try changing the paprika to a smoked paprika. 


200g tomato pureé

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

4 tablespoons apple juice 

1 tablespoon honey 

2 tablespoons coconut aminos or Tamari 

2 teaspoons fish sauce 

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 

1 tsp sweet paprika

1 teaspoon Chipotle chilli powder 

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 garlic cloves, crushed 

1 onion, chopped 

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender until well combined. 

  2. Use the marinade for chicken pieces or other meat.  Marinade overnight or for at least an hour. 

  3. You can also make this into a sauce by adding 4-6 tablespoons water before blending then simmer over a medium-high heat for about 20 minutes.