We are loving the heatwave, it is the perfect excuse to have lots of BBQs as it is too hot to be stuck in the kitchen and put the oven on. Instead, we have been spending most of our evenings outdoors, eating our dinner al fresco.
We were sent a selection of Stokes Sauces to try and were delighted with the wide range of BBQ sauces. There is something to please everyone. If you are a burger fan, you will love the burger relish with sweet red pepper, onion and tomato.
Perhaps you prefer to add a generous amount of tomato ketchup and classic English mustard to your hot dog or lashings of real mayonnaise. Whatever you decide to go for, I am sure you will enjoy!
Stokes Sauces is a small company based in Suffolk, making good and delicious food in small batches using only great ingredients. They take pride in their sauces and work hard to make food that tastes great. As an example, the real mayonnaise is made with 5% extra virgin olive oil and British free range eggs.
One of our favourite summer dishes is pulled pork cooked slowly on the BBQ. Although it takes a while, the wait is definitely worth it. To make the marinade for the meat, you will need the Hot & Spicy sauce with red chillies, the Original Barbecue sauce and Sweet & Sticky sauce with maple and horseradish.
It is best to coat the meat in the sauce and leave in the fridge overnight so the pork can really absorb the delicious flavour of the sauces.
- 1 large boneless pork shoulder
- 3 tbsp Stokes Hot & Spicy BBQ sauce
- 3 tbsp Stokes Original BBQ sauce
- 3 tbsp Stokes Sweet & Sticky BBQ sauce
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp Stokes Hot & Spicy BBQ sauce
- 2 tbsp Stokes Original BBQ sauce
- 2 tbsp Stokes Sweet & Sticky BBQ sauce
- Chopped spring onions, to taste
- To make the marinade, mix the different BBQ sauces and lemon juice in a container.
- Coat the pork shoulder evenly in the marinade and let it rest for a few hours (ideally overnight in the fridge).
- Put the pork shoulder through a large skewer.
- Place the pork shoulder on the rotisserie barbecue until it is thoroughly cooked. Baste with the marinade as it is cooking.
- Once cooked, place the meat on a tray and use two forks to shred the meat into small pieces.
- Coat the shredded meat with the BBQ sauce and sprinkle chopped spring onions.
- Enjoy the pulled pork on ciabatta with side salad.
- In case you don't have a rotisserie BBQ, you can cook the pork shoulder in the oven or slow cooker.
You can find Stokes Sauces at Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Booths, independent stores, farm shops and delis.