Lick a drop of this barbecue sauce off of the spoon and you will experience a journey. Your lips will first pucker like they have been sucking on a lemon. But then just as fast the flavours will sweeten and warm with ginger like you just bit into a fresh ginger snap. The finish is the tanginess of a normal barbecue sauce and will leave you with a gently tingling tongue.
Now imagine coating your ribs in this and letting the sauce caramelize and burn just a little, charring edges of the meat until it is crispy.
Is the barbecue hot yet?
Stout and Ginger Barbecue Sauce(~1/2 cup)
Heat a medium sauce pan to medium low and add olive oil. Smash the clove of garlic to break it. Add onion and garlic and sweat for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add beer and a bay leaf and bring to a low boil or aggressive simmer. Simmer until reduced to ~1/2 cup- 1/4 cup. This should take 30-40 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium low and stir in remaining ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes. Taste and correct for seasoning with salt and pepper.