A Southern Glaze

Danny at his restaurant in Carlbad, NM

Danny at his restaurant in Carlbad, NM

Danny Gaulden is the owner of Danny’s Place, a destination for barbecue lovers in Carlsbad, NM  His simple sauce recipe is legendary on the internet. The idea was to create a simple glaze that adds sheen and brings another level of flavor, but not so much as to cover or mask the other flavors.  You can see his original recipe at his website, but what we have here is a slightly modified and amped up version. This is an ideal glaze for a ham but works equally well on ribs, pork loins, chicken wings and even bacon.

This will yield 1 quart.

  • 3 Cups brown sugar (que the Stones)
  • 3/4 Cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 Cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Southern Comfort
  • 1 teaspoon salt

You can make this NA by substituting more cider vinegar for the SoCo, or add less vinegar and more liquor.  Additionally you can use any liquor that gives you that added layer of flavor like brandy, bourbon, American whiskey and even dark rum.  If you like a little heat add a few teaspoons of hot sauce, or add some BBQ rub to give it a little depth, even adding 2-3 Tablespoons of butter will make it nice and silky.  Substitute part of the brown sugar with maple syrup to get a maple glaze, or honey for a honey glaze.  I suggest to start will 2:1 ration for brown sugar to maple syrup/honey.  If it doesn’t have enough of that flavor you are looking for, add a touch more.  Do not be bound by the recipe!

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