In Copenhagen, it seems that summer has finally arrived. Most of the spring months seemed closer to autumn than spring weatherwise but now temperatures are rising and the sun is out. I love this time of year. The days are long – and by long, I mean freakishly long! The sun sets around 10 PM and rises around 4 AM so you better have some serious curtains in your bedroom if you want to get some sleep. And soundproof windows too because the birds are giving a concert from what seems like the middle of the night.
I live just 5 K from the center of Copenhagen and I feel so lucky to actually live in the city and have birds in my garden waking me up. This season is our reward for making it through the long, cold and dark winter months.
Summertime is barbecue time. Last year, we bought a gas grill and that makes grilling so incredibly easy! It takes 5 minutes to heat up and it’s like having an extended kitchen.
The other day, I made a sugarfree barbecue sauce. Some of the store bought brands contain almost 50% sugar. That’s like… at least 40% too much! So I made my own. And it may not be as sweet but it has the same aromatic smoke flavor and it works fine for both marinating the meat or as a dipping sauce with the meal.
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HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE
- 2 cups tomato purée (400 ml)
- 20g butter
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tablespoons tamari (gluten free soya sauce)
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Palm Sugar or Sukrin Gold
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- salt and freshly grounded pepper
HERE’S HOW EASY IT IS
2. Blend the tomato sauce well together using your immersion blender. Taste and add extra salt and pepper if needed.
3. Pour in a glass and store in the fridge for a week.
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