Category Archives: dips and sauces

Vadalia Onion BBQ Sauce

Anchored out and no BBQ sauce? Here’s one you can make on your stove top.
No garlic cloves onboard? Substitute 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder or minced dried garlic

1 medium-size sweet vadalia or yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

5 Star BBQ Sauce

This is a great one. It’s too many ingredients to make on the boat for weekend boaters, but………nothing wrong with making this at home and taking some to the boat for the best BBQ chicken or whatever you put it on.

Use the Cayenne pepper according to how spicy you like it.

This receipe makes 6 cups but you can 1/2 the ingredients to make 3 cups

5 Star BBQ Sauce
• 2 cups ketchup
• 2 cups tomato sauce
• 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
• 1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
• 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
• 4 teaspoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Sweet & Sour Salad Dressing

This one is a good one when you are out on the boat and forgot to bring the bottle of you favorite salad dressing to go on your salad. Instead of eating dry salad, try this:

1/2 cup of packed brown sugar

1/2 cup of vegetable or canola oil

1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar—not white vinegar, this is the brown one

1/3 cup of Ketchup

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

Fruit Dip

Summer time is the best time for In-Season fruits.

Fruits need to be used up within a few days of purchase. They make a wonderful dessert  on the boat. They are even more special if you serve them with a dip.

Here are a couple of good ones;

7 oz    Fluff marshmallow crème

1 8oz package of cream cheese

2 tablespoons of OJ concentrate or fresh from the orange—not reconstituted oj.

1 ½ tsp of grated orange zest.

Beat together with an electric mixer and refrigerate.

Serve with any kind of fruit, cut into small pieces.  Cantaloupe, grapes, honeydew melon, apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, etc.