Borje Salming's Gluten Free Steak Sauce

During the holiday season I got a gift for Chanukah that combined some of my passions, cooking, hockey and the Toronto Maple Leafs.  What did I get?  A grilling cookbook by NHL Hall of Famer Borje Salming and former Toronto Maple Leaf.

His cook book is called Grilling With Salming .  It is nothing too complex, pretty simplistic and a lot of it looks great.  There are some recipes that have ingredients that are not all that readily available, probably because they are ingredients more available at his home in Sweden.

The book has a few sections in it:
  • Marinades
  • Fish and Shellfish
  • Meat and Chicken
  • Salads and Vegetables
  • Skewers
  • Sauces, Dips and Compound Butters
  • Desserts
Most recipes are naturally gluten free.

Anyways, I wanted to share with you the Salming's Steak Sauce on page 104.  I didn't have all teh ingredients, so I made some modifications for mine.  His Steak Sauce recipe essentially takes HP Steak Sauce and enhances it.

  • 1/2 cooking onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup HP Sauce (I checked, and the one we bought was gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup blackcurrant jelly (We only found redcurrant at Superstore)
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce (The Heinze one does not contain gluten, please check label)
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (didn't find this, adds a smokey flavour)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 quarers of 70% dark cocoa chocolate
  1. Saute onions until translucent (not not brown)
  2. Combine rest of ingredients except for chocolate and simmer for about 15 minutes
  3. Chop chocolate roughly and add to sauce stirring until melted
  4. Puree sauce in blender
Top on grilling steak in last 5 minutes to caramelize.

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