#SundaySupper: Red, White, and Blue

Let the grilling season begin! Tomorrow is Memorial Day and to help you celebrate the #SundaySupper crew have just the menu to get you feeling festive. Everything is red, white, blue or any combination of the three! This clever concept is thanks to our host  DB aka Foodie Stuntman of Crazy Foodie Stunts.

I wanted to make a recipe from a cookbook I’ve had in my collection for a couple of years now. Southern Plate by Christy Jordan. My mother-in-law gave me an autographed copy! My MIL has quilted with Christy’s mom for over 20 years!

I figured southern food would fit in nicely with an American holiday. I don’t know why, but when I think “American” I think of southern-inspired decor and food. I picture mason jars, bandanas, burlap, and of course, the American flag. I didn’t grow up “southern” and “home-style cooking”, to me, is not southern food. Maybe Pinterest is to blame for this “country” vibe? Whatever the reason, I was determined to try one of Christy’s recipes!

I searched through the summer section of her book in search of something red, white, and blue. I found a couple salads that I could alter to fit in all three colors but then I went back and checked out the “rules” for today’s event. I didn’t have to have ALL colors in my dish – I could use just one or two. Perfect. I knew exactly what I wanted to make!

Alabama barbecue sauce. This sauce is unlike anything you’ve ever had (unless you’re from Northern Alabama). The first (and only) time I’d even seen this sauce was my senior year in college. I had a great group of friends in my major and we would study together almost daily. Once a month we’d get together for a “family dinner.” In November we put together a huge Thanksgiving spread and invited the significant others and roommates to join in the fun. One of the guys hosted the party and he made white barbecue sauce to go with a fried turkey! (I didn’t know that was a thing either!)

AUAE10It’s hard to believe that was over 5 years ago. I am eternally grateful for that group of friends, for without them I never would have made it through our aerospace classes without them! Our degree program was very competitive, a quality that isn’t my strongest, and finding 4 other friends who genuinely wanted to see each of us succeed was a great comfort. For that I am ever grateful.

Alabama Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 C sugar
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 C mayonnaise

Steps:

  1. In a bowl whisk together sugar, pepper, salt, lemon juice, and vinegar until sugar dissolves. Whisk in the mayonnaise until smooth. Refrigerate a couple of hours before use.
  2. Use for dipping chicken, pork, french fries, etc.

*This recipe is adapted from Christy Jordan*

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25 thoughts on “#SundaySupper: Red, White, and Blue

  1. I’ve seen this sauce in a BBQ restaurant near my house. I knew it was mayo based but wondered what else was in it. Thanks to you I now know.

  2. I was intrigued when I saw your entry was a white barbecue sauce, Lauren. It sounds very tasty. Do they actually use it on barbecue too, in Alabama?

    1. There might be a few places that do! I’ll have to ask my friends in Northern Alabama! Because of the mayo base the sauce can only be slathered on the cooking meat towards the end.

  3. Thank you for introducing me to this sauce as it never occurred to me to use mayonnaise in a barbecue sauce. I’ll have to try it. Also, thank you for participating this week!

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