A Tangy and Light BBQ Sauce


Summer is the best! Due to warm climate and plenty of days in the sun, we find ourselves cooking outside more than inside. Unfortunately, we may also find ourselves slathering our chicken and fish in sugar. That’s right: sugar. That’s because many of the marinated and BBQ sauces out there are loaded with it. (Just check the ingredients: It’ll be one of the first!) You wouldn’t run your chicken in a bowl of spicy sugar, would you?

Lucky for you, better food choices in the BBQ world exist, and if you’re less into buying your sauce and more into making it yourself, we have a recipe that will make every BBQer happy! Chef Perko’s amazingly delicious BBQ sauce offers the tang and taste that you desire – without the triglyceride and weight gain increasing sugars. In fact, one serving provides only 2 grams of sugar. Compare that to a traditional BBQ sauce which has on average about 16 grams of sugar per serving and there really is no comparison at all!

Asian-Style BBQ Sauce
Makes 20 Servings (Serving Size: 1/4 cup)

2 oz sesame oil
1 tbsp fresh garlic, minced
26 oz ketchup (< 2g sugar per serving)
4 oz low-sodium soy sauce
4 oz white Zinfandel wine – non-alcoholic
2 oz lemon juice
6 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp black pepper

Heat a medium-sized sauce pan adds the oil and sauté the garlic. Add remaining ingredients, stir well. Cook until heated through.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 20
Sodium: 210 mg
Sugars: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Carbohydrate: 3g