Guava Barbecue Sauce

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By Mikekey *
from Seattle, WA

From the Bahamas. Great on salmon. Keeps up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top


  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    yellow onions, chopped
  • 8 oz
    guava paste, cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2
    whole star anise
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp
    curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark rum

How To Make

  • 1
    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, cooking until it's soft and a little brown around the edges, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring often.
  • 2
    Stir in the guava paste, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, star anise, allspice, and curry powder. Simmer until the guava paste has melted, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Turn off the heat and let the sauce cool slightly.
  • 4
    Discard the star anise; transfer the mixture to your blender and puree. With the motor running add the lime juice and rum. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside, or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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