Duke’s Roadhouse Barbecue Sauce Review
Duke’s Roadhouse BBQ Sauce – New York might not be the place you think of when you think of barbecue. Guess what? If Duke’s New York Style Roadhouse BBQ Sauce is any indication of what barbecue sauce is like in New York, bring it on. That’s all I can say.
There’s pineapple juice, pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cane juice, vinegar onions, corn sweetener, anchovies, orange juice, liquid smoke, garlic, black pepper, and some assorted spices. This is top of the line stuff that looks and tastes good on ribs, steaks, pork, fish, and shrimp. I found it particularly friendly to the shrimp, grilled up on a barbecue pit on a fine summer’s day. I skewered the shrimp on a kabob with some roasted red peppers, sweet onion, and beef chunks. Everybody in the family thought it was one of the best eating experiences they’d ever had.
There is a difference in barbecue sauces. Not all are created equally. The basic ingredients remain the same, but it’s what you add to the sauce that can make or break it. The addition of the pineapple and orange juice here, blended with the smoke, gives Duke’s Roadhouse BBQ Sauce a sweet, smoky characteristic that puts it in line with some of the best sauces I’ve ever made. The Worcestershire, which is one of my favorite ingredients in a barbecue sauce, indicates the designers of this sauce had an idea about what they were doing. The salty fish overtone of the Worcestershire helps bring out the other flavors in a sauce. If I had to rate Duke’s Roadhouse BBQ Sauce on a scale of one to ten, I’d give it a solid seven. A little more heat would have notched that up one or two numbers, but then again, heat isn’t for everybody, so the number is subjective. What I do know is this: try Duke’s Roadhouse and you will never again leave out New York on your list of places to find fine barbecue.
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