This sauce doesn’t resemble what most folks recognize as BBQ sauce because it’s white.
Don’t discount it. And don’t disrespect it around North Alabama folks. They’re loyal to it. It packs a flavor punch that you need to experience. Use for a basting sauce as well as a dipping sauce. If you’re basting a long cooking meat like chicken, don’t start the basting process until the end of the cooking time. The richness of the sauce will cause it to burn with prolonged cooking times. For quick cooking proteins, like salmon, basting can start at the beginning of cooking.
A mayonnaise based sauce, the flavor is rounded out by the addition of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and sugar with relatively heavy applications of salt and pepper. It’s got all the bases covered. Click here to see the recipe for Alabama White BBQ Grilled Chicken.
Alabama White BBQ Sauce
This is a family recipe shared by Joel, a friend of Syrup and Biscuits.
2 cups mayonnaise ( I prefer Duke’s)
1 1/2 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 tablespoons white sugar
Mix well in a large bowl. Place in the refrigerator at least overnight before using.
- 2 cups mayonnaise ( I prefer Duke’s)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- Mix well in a large bowl. Place in the refrigerator at least overnight before using.