Devil sauce

Devil sauce

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Devil sauce is a hot, spicy mixture used to coat foods for grilling. Devilled chicken joints or small, split chickens, thick lamb or pork chops, fish fillets or fish steaks are all delicious. Devilling is also an excellent way to use cooked meat or poultry. Use the following for uncooked chicken, lamb or pork chops.

Dry devil mixture

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
30g butter, melted, for grilling

Sauce

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons tomato relish
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fruit chutney
dash tabasco sauce
30g butter
spring onions, shredded, to garnish

Method

  1. Mix dry ingredients for devil mixture and rub into surface of chicken or meat. Leave for at least 1 hour. Brush food with melted butter for grilling and grill under a preheated grill until browned on both sides.
  2. To make sauce, add sauce ingredients to remaining butter for grilling and heat gently. Spoon over browned chicken or meat and continue cooking, basting frequently with juices in grill pan, until done to your liking. Juices and sauce remaining in grill pan may be diluted with hot stock or vegetable water and spooned over for serving. Garnish with shredded spring onions.

Variations

  • Devil sauce for fish: Mix together all the ingredients for dry devil mixture, plus butter for grilling and sauce ingredients. Spread over surface of fish and leave for 1 hour. Place in well-heated, greased grill pan under a preheated hot grill and grill on one side only for fillets or thin steaks, or turning once for thick steaks. Garnish with shredded spring onions. Sufficient for 4–8 fish fillets or 4 fish steaks.

    Devil sauce for cooked meat or chicken: Cut meat into thick slices; slash chicken flesh at intervals. Mix together all ingredients for dry devil mixture, plus butter for grilling and sauce ingredients. Spread over surface, working well in. Leave for at least 2 hours. Brown quickly under a preheated grill, basting several times with remaining mixture. Garnish with shredded spring onions. Makes sufficient for 4 servings.
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