Master Marinade Sauce

This master barbecue sauce will be your go-to braai recipe

General info

Preparation Time: 20
Cooking Time: 20


  • 2 large shallots or onions, peeled
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 large red chillies, trimmed
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 8 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves only
  • 2tbsp fennel seeds
  • 2tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1tbsp mustard powder
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 225ml tomato sauce
  • 175ml orange or apple juice
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until combined.
  2. Put into a saucepan, bring to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Cool and store in a sterilised jar.

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