Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Monkey Gland Sauce

Recipe by Steven Raichlen

  • Yield: Makes 1-1/4 cups

  • 1 cup fruit chutney
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco, or your favorite hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Coarse salt

Step 1: Combine all the ingredients in a heavy nonreactive saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the chutney dissolves, stirring often, 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 2: For a chunky sauce, serve as is. For a smooth sauce, puree in a food processor or blender. Use right away or transfer to a jar, cover, and refrigerate.