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Thai BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Thai BBQ Sauce

Easy Thai BBQ Sauce - Dark & Delicious!

This homemade Thai BBQ Sauce recipe is so easy to make, and much superior to store-bought varieties (also healthier and less expensive!). It's a dark, tangy-sweet sauce that has enough spice to make your meats, fish or seafood, ribs, or just plain old burgers taste summer delicious. My husband likes it equally well on both salmon and steak (he even warms up a little extra and has it on the side with rice!). If you don't have some of the ingredients, the substitutions listed work just as deliciously. ENJOY!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • YIELDS: enough BBQ sauce for 2 servings of steak, or 4 burgers
  • 4 Tbsp. oyster sauce (I use Golden Dragon brand; other brands may be saltier)
  • 3 Tbsp. ketchup (OR 3 Tbsp. tomato paste + 1 tsp. sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses (OR 3 Tbsp. Thai dark sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce (OR 1+1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb-size piece ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed chili OR cayenne pepper, OR 1-2 tsp. chili sauce, OR 1 fresh red chili, minced


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring until well blended.
  2. Taste-test your bbq sauce, adding more honey if not sweet enough, or more lime juice if too sweet or too salty for your taste. Also add more chili if desired.
  3. Use the sauce as a marinade for your meats, fish, or seafood, and brush it on while grilling. Great with steak, ribs, burgers, salmon, shrimp, and more!

Tips: I like to double this recipe and then drizzle a little more over the entree before serving. It's also delicious over rice and potatoes. This sauce will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. ENJOY!

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 5 out of 5
A hit with the husband, Member Striker210

On a recent trip to Seattle my husband had bbq at a Thai restaurant (he is not that adventureous) and loved it. So when we came home I of course needed to find a recipe for it. While this is not exactly the same as we had, I think it is better and so easy to make. I actually had all the ingredients on hand already. Have made it twice so far. Once with pounded out pork medalliions and a second time with thin beef strips on skewers. Outstanding.

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