This traditional spicy Cuban barbecue sauce can be used as a marinade or as an accompaniment.

Cuban guava barbecue sauce
Servings:3 cups (700 ml) of sauce
Calories per serving:239
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Carla Cancio-Bello, J.D., on behalf of Cuban Cuisine UK
First published:8th December 2013

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Makes fab BBQ chicken


Marinade chicken pieces in this for 2 hours, then barbecue them.

Paul R Smith


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  1. Place the water, guava paste, vinegar, rum, tomato paste, lemon juice, onion, ginger, soy sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and scotch bonnet pepper into a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking until evenly blended.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce has slightly thickened and is richly flavoured, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. The sauce should be pourable. If it has become too thick, thin it with some water.

Serving suggestions

Serve hot or cold.

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