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Get out the plank for this fish

This dish is a healthy dish that is simple and delicious. It only takes 20 minutes to cook the fish, so you could create a salad to put the salmon on or cook some veggies on the grill sprinkled with your favorite Sauce Goddess spice rub to make a great meal!

Sweet Heat Salmon


  1. Soak the plank for 30 minutes in water.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place salmon on the plank and sprinkle with BBQ Sweet Heat. If you don’t have a plank, lightly oil a piece of foil or a baking dish and place salmon on that.
  4. Place the plank in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until fish is almost done. There will be some cooking after it is removed from the heat.
  5. Plate your fish and enjoy with some healthy veggies.

This recipe can be done in the oven or on the grill. If you don’t have a grilling plank use a pan or piece of foil.

If you are grilling the fish, the plank will smoke a bit and burn. That’s okay, it imparts a nice mild flavor to the salmon.

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 2

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Great Pulled Pork for Game Day

The Sauce Goddess has perfected the oven prepared pulled pork and wants to share it with fellow foodies. It’s a simple and easy way to prepare pork any time of year because the oven does most of the work. You can find details in our Recipe section or in the latest newsletter.

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Perfect pulled pork year round

This oven method for cooking pulled pork is super easy to do any time of year. There is a still a nice “bark” on the outside as if it’s been in a smoker, but no smoky taste. It’s perfect for football watch parties or other big gatherings where people are serving themselves.

Oven Roasted Pulled Pork


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rub pork shoulder with 3 Tbsp of spice rub. Reserve one Tbsp for seasoning after the roast is "pulled".
  3. Place in roasting pan then into the oven.
  4. Flip the roast after 20 minutes and cook the other side for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to 250 and continue cooking for 6 hours.
  6. Check every hour and add 1/2 cup water or beer to the pan. This helps with cleanup and also provide a nice moist bath for the pork.
  7. Place thermometer in after 5 hours and make sure it's at least 165 degrees. Ovens can vary and yours may cook hotter or cooler than ours. Total cook time is between 7-9 hours.
  8. Once it's 170, pour 1/4 jar Sweet & Tangy Sauce over the meat and return to oven.
  9. Repeat saucing in one hour.
  10. Keep in oven until roast reaches 190 or can be pierced with a fork really easily.
  11. Once it is fully cooked, remove from the oven. The roasting pan should be fairly dry, use this for pulling the pork after it's rested.
  12. It should be saucy and glossy like in our picture.
  13. Cover tightly with foil and let rest 30 minutes.
  14. After 30 minutes, if the roast is bone-in, remove the bone at this time. It should pull out easily.
  15. Place the pork back into the roasting plan and easily pull the pork into shreds and chunks.
  16. Sprinkle remaining Sweet Heat spice rub over all. Drizzle remaining 1/2 jar of Sweet & Tangy sauce.
  17. Toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 9 hours ; Yield: 7 lbs

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BBQ Bacon Fatty

Known as the breakfast on BBQ competition mornings, it’s perfect for a group with a good appetite. When made with ground turkey it’s known as the “skinny fatty”. No matter what meat you choose it’s super delicious.

BBQ Bacon Fatty


    Meat Roll Prep
  1. Preheat the oven or smoker on 250 degrees.
  2. Add seasoning to ground turkey.
  3. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board.
  4. Spread out the ground turkey into a square about 8-9".
  5. Sprinkle cheese over meat.
  6. Drizzle half the sauce over the cheese.
  7. Roll up into a 9" tube. Should be about 4" around.
  8. Press the ends closed to seal in the cheese.
    Bacon Lattice
  1. Again, on plastic wrap lay half the bacon side by side.
  2. Place the other half of the slices across the first set, alternating top and bottom to create a lattice with the bacon slices.
  3. Remove the plastic wrap from the meat roll and place it on the bacon lattice.
  4. Use the wrap to help close up the entire BBQ bacon fatty.
  5. Bake for 1 hour at 250. Or feel free to use your smoker.
  6. Baste with sauce once the bacon has begun to get crispy.
  7. Use a meat thermometer to make sure it's 165.
  8. Slice and enjoy!

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes ; Yield: 10 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice

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Chicken Wing Dip

It doesn’t get much easier than this Sauce Goddess version of Chicken Wing Dip. It’s got a wonderful BBQ flavor with than yummy blue cheese. Positively addictive.

Chicken Wing Dip


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and puree.
  2. Adjust thickness by adding either more sauce or cheese.
  3. Dip with celery sticks or chips.

Prep Time: 30 minutes ; Yield: 4 cups

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Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

Not only is this salad is light and fresh, it’s fast and easy. Perfect for a summer get together.


  • ½ ea sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 each red pepper, sliced thin
  • 4 each small Persian cucumbers (or one long seedless), sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp Sauce Goddess BBQ Sweet Heat spice rub
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

  1. Place the sliced veggies into a large bowl.
  2. In a jar add rice vinegar, oil, BBQ Sweet Heat, celery salt, and sugar. Put the lid on tight and shake the dressing to combine.
  3. Pour the dressing over the veggies mixture. Stir to combine.
  4. Place in the fridge until you are ready to eat.

This recipe is best if made a few hours ahead and gets better after a day.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

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Pork Chops with Sage Cream Sauce

Turn your boring pork chops into a tasty dish with a little spice. Serve with a side of rice or potatoes with a drizzle of the sauce poured over the pork.

Pork Chops with Sage Cream Sauce

  • 4 pork chops, at least 1” thick, bone-in or boneless
  • 2 tsp BBQ Sweet Heat seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 3 Tbsp fresh sage leaves

  1. Mix together all the dry spices and salt. Taste. Add salt if needed.
  2. Sprinkle the rub on both sides of all 4 chops. Set aside.
  3. In a pan large enough to hold all 4 chops, melt butter and oil together. The butter should be hot, almost smoking.
  4. Place chops in the pan and brown for 2 minutes. Flip and brown the other side.
  5. Remove the chops from the pan. Leave the drippings and spices in the pan.
  6. Deglaze the pan by pouring the half and half and sage leaves into the pan.
  7. Reduce the sauce for 10-15 minutes until it’s a bit thicker than it started. Taste to see if it needs any salt or pepper.
  8. Add pork back to pan and cover.
  9. Cook covered on stove top for 5 minutes on low until the chops look cooked at the edges. Keep covered and remove from the heat. They will finish cooking while they rest.
  10. Serve with a drizzle of the sauce poured over the pork.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 25 minutes ; Yield: 4 servings

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Cajun Roast Turkey (or Chicken)

A tasty Cajun recipe that will work with any fowl and makes a juicy bird dish. Slice and enjoy with mashed cheesy garlic potatoes.

Cajun Roast Turkey (or Chicken)

    Turkey Prep
  • 1 8 lb chicken, capon or small turkey (this would be great for duck too)
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 Tbsp butter
    Sauce Goddess Cajun Blend
  • 2 Tbsp BBQ Sweet Heat seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp dry thyme
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika (Hungarian hot if you want it spicy)
  • 1 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Use the lowest rack in your oven, so you may want to remove one rack before you heat the oven.
  2. Mix dry rub together in a small bowl.
  3. Place 1 tsp of spice blend under the skin of each breast.
  4. Liberally rub the skin of the entire bird with the butter.
  5. Rub remaining spice all over the entire bird and sprinkle a bit into the cavity.
  6. Slice lemons in half.
  7. Place lemons and smashed garlic into the cavity.
  8. Place bird on a roasting rack BREAST SIDE DOWN, taking care to make sure the lemons don’t fall out. You may need to orient the opening up more depending on how your bird was butchered.
  9. Fill the pan with one cup of water (this helps steam the bird a bit and make for easier clean up.
  10. Bake until a thermometer inserted into the thigh reads 160. Remove from the oven and cover with foil to rest until thermometer reads 165. This resting time helps with the juiciest bird you can have.

Cooking time will be 2 - 2 1/2 hours depending on the size and temperature of the bird at time of prep.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 2 hours ; Yield: 6-8 servings

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms stuffed with zesty blue cheese mixture spiced up with Sauce Goddess Sweet Heat.


  • 24 good sized (2") Crimini mushrooms (or white button)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream cheese
  • 1/2 blue cheese (Point Reyes Blue is really nice for this)
  • 1 Tbsp Sweet Heat Spice Rub
  • Olive oil for cookie sheet

  1. Heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Remove the stems of the mushrooms, creating an opening or a cup. Set aside to use for something else if you like.
  3. Place the mushrooms open side down on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Combine 2 cheeses at room temperature in the bowl and stir until smooth.
  6. Fill the mushroom cup with cheese mixture.
  7. Place back on the cookie sheet cheese side up.
  8. Sprinkle with Sweet Heat.
  9. Bake for 5 minutes to slightly melt the cheese.
  10. Serve warm if you can.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 12 servings
Serving Size: 2

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