Most forms of barbecue sauce are either tomato based or mustard based. However, according to a recent story in Yellow Hammer, a different form of the sauce, known as white barbecue sauce, was just declared the most important food innovation to come from the state of Alabama.
As Southern Living notes, white barbecue sauce of based on mayonnaise and usually also includes black pepper, vinegar, horseradish, and mustard. Of course, some grill masters like to kick the sauce up a notch with the addition of hot peppers, such as cayenne or even something with more heat.
As with every barbecue sauce, a fierce debate exists over what its proper use is. The sauce is generally used on chicken, pulled pork, and ribs. But whether the sauce should be used as a marinade, as a basting sauce while the meat is cooking, or as a dipping sauce is a source of much discussion. Every approach has its adherents.
White barbecue sauce also has a number of other uses. Some use it as a dipping sauce for pretzels or even chips. Others use it as an addition to pulled pork sandwiches. Some eccentric people have even employed white barbecue sauce as a salad dressing.
A recipe for white barbecue sauce on My Recipes uses mayonnaise, water, white wine vinegar, black pepper, creole mustard, salt, sugar, minced garlic, and horseradish. If you want to make the sauce thicker, you are advised to omit the water. Some use apple cider vinegar to add a little fruity sweetness. The addition of ground up peppers will add some heat as desired.
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