This all-purpose sauce can replace all your store-bought sauces. Brush it on food during grilling or serve on the side for dipping. Use 1 cup (250 mL) sauce for every 4 servings (1 lb/500 g bone-less or 1-1/2 lb/750 g bone-in meat or poultry, or 1 lb/500 g fish).
- Portion size 1 serving
In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook shallot, garlic, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, green pepper, sugar and mustard; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour or until thickened and reduced by about one-third. Let cool. Pour into blender; puree until smooth. Add molasses; blend well. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 month.)