Southern white barbecue sauce:
While I was browsing the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which I do every morning, I came across a recipe in the Thursday taste section that I couldn’t pass up. The article was about a barbecue sauce, but not the fiery red sauce we associate with barbecue. The fiery red stuff must be made in Tennessee or Texas or someplace other than Alabama. This was called, “Alabama White Barbecue Sauce.” This is totally a review of this sauce as I made it nearly exactly the way it was written.
Mary Jo picked up some nice boneless pork chops to try this Alabama sauce on, which is what the newspaper article used. I was a little concerned that the sauce does not include hot sauce or peppers, but I was really surprised about the flavor that this simple sauce provides. It was excellent and it made the boat saloon smell awesome! It is a perfect sauce for pork since it is not a hot barbecue sauce, but has garlic and vinegar that compliments the lightness of the pork flavor. Try this! This is my Southern White Barbecue Sauce with boneless pork chops.
1/3 cup mayo
3 tbsp buttermilk
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced and pasted
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and savor the flavor, Yum!
Pour 1/3 to 1/2 of the sauce into a ziplock bag with your chops, (we did 4 chops). Completely coat all the chops and merinade for 30 minutes or more.
If grilling, heat to medium high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill chops on one side for about three minutes then turn to the second side for another three minutes. Rest the chops for about 5 minutes to let the heat cook through.
Serve with the remaining Alabama Barbecue Sauce!
Now for the caveat. I had to pan fry the chops, since it was windy and kind of rainy tonight so I couldn’t grill them on our little Weber. I pan fried them in a little canola oil for about the same times that you would grill them for. This turned out great, but grilling would have been so much better. We had garlic mashed potatoes with the chops.
Try this and you’ll be really happy you did. Thanks MPLS Star Tribune!
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