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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

This recipe is really great for parties. It’s a mild combination of sweet shrimp and smoked slightly salty bacon. The thin Sweet & Tangy marinade is a nice compliment.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp


  1. Soak toothpicks in water while you are prepping.
  2. Partially cook bacon until no longer raw. It should still be flexible enough to be wrapped around the shrimp.
  3. Remove bacon from pan while warm.
  4. Cut bacon in half to create 2 wide, short strips.
  5. Wrap a strip of bacon around each shrimp and attach soaked toothpick to hold bacon in place.
  6. Preheat the grill on medium.
  7. Pour sauce into deep bowl that is wide enough to dunk the shrimp. I like to use a glass two cup measuring cup. Seems to be just the right size.
  8. Dunk each shrimp in sauce and place on the grill.
  9. Cook 5 minutes.
  10. Dunk again and flip to cook the other side.
  11. Repeat the process until the shrimp is cooked and the bacon and sauce are a nice caramelized color.

This recipe is also great with our award winning Sweet & Spicy sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 2

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

This is much more fun (and sinful) than low cal ranch dipping sauce with raw peppers. It’s perfect for meals on the grill or tantalizing appetizer. It takes a bit more time but so worth it!


  • 8 whole jalapeno peppers (or mild mini bells)
  • 8 strips uncooked bacon, thin
  • ¼ cup Sauce Goddess Sticky Sweet or Sweet & Spicy sauce
  • 8 x ½ inch pieces of Monterey Jack or other good melting cheese
  • 16 toothpicks

  1. Soak the toothpicks in water so they won’t burn on the grill.
    Prepare Peppers
  1. Half cut lid of pepper by carefully slicing across halfway thru the pepper at the top just below the stem.
  2. Cut a side slit by carefully slicing down the length of the pepper 2/3 of the way down.
  3. "Manage the Heat:" Some of the seeds and ribs have to be removed to make room for the cheese but not all of them. If you want it good 'n spicy you can leave some in. If you use the milder mini peppers no seeds need to be removed.
  4. To remove seeds and rib open the pepper gently by pressing the end toward the stem. Using a small paring knife carefully cut the ribs where they meet the side of the pepper. Use the knife and pull at them. They should come out with slight resistance.
    Put It All Together
  1. Now that the pepper has some space, place one slice of cheese inside.
  2. Wrap uncooked bacon around pepper taking care to place the largest end of the bacon over the top slit and roll the bacon around to the tip then back to the top.
  3. Use 2 toothpicks to seal the pepper closed and hold the cheese inside while it melts by pushing them completely through in an X configuration.
  4. Grill over low/medium heat until the bacon is cooked.
  5. Baste with Sauce Goddess BBQ sauce of choice and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  6. Put a little extra BBQ sauce in a bowl if you want some dipping sauce.

Prep Time: 1 hour - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2

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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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Sassy Saucy WRAP It Up Buffet Bar

This recipe is designed for that perfect Super Bowl Football Party. All the prep can be done ahead of time and then just set it out and let your guests assemble their very own wrap. These are small size but when they are full, they will fill you up for sure. Lay out all the following ingredients on big cutting board or platter. Give your guests place to assemble.


  • 10-12 " flour tortillas or wraps (for gluten free, use rice flour tortillas found in any store's gluten free section or large iceberg lettuce leaves)
  • whipped cheesy spread (see recipe)
  • rotisserie chicken (sliced in chunks)
  • pastrami slices
  • salami slices
  • dill pickles
  • sliced black olives
  • lettuce
  • bacon chutney (see recipe)
  • avocado
  • sliced tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes
  • spicy mustard dip (see recipe)

  1. Make cheesy spread, bacon chutney and mustard dip ahead of time and store in fridge.
  2. Can cut up all other ingredients and store in fridge.
  3. Can heat tortillas if you prefer but not required.
  4. Put everything out in a buffet layout for people to make their own wraps.

This recipe is mostly prep. Your guests will create the wrap themselves.

Suggest your guests start by slathering the cheesy spread on half the tortilla. Place chicken on the half without the cheese, then add toppings laying things like salami or pastrami slices on the cheesy side. Start by rolling the chicken side because the cheese spread helps "glue" the wrap together and keep the contents from falling out.

Prep Time: 2 hours - Cook Time: 5 minutes ; Yield: 12
Serving Size: variable

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Eggplant

If you want to spice up your eggplant dishes this is a great recipe to use, or serve up the eggplant as the main course. Either way this adds great flavor to a versatile veggie.



  1. Slice the eggplant across into 1 inch thick slices. Leave the skin on for a beautiful colorful appearance.
  2. Dip lightly in olive oil and place on the grill, grill pan, or non-stick skillet.
  3. Cook over medium low heat for 5 minutes. Flip once, cook another 5 minutes. Eggplant should still be slightly firm, not mushy.
  4. Dip both sides in Sweet and Spicy Grill Glaze and return to the pan or grill. Flip once until done. You may want to dip again if you like a heavier glaze. Eggplant should be soft and Grill Glaze should be dark and caramelized.
  5. Serve whole or chop into small size pieces and pour over remaining Grill Glaze.

If you want to add some decadence, top with a bit of Point Reyes Blue Cheese (https://www.pointreyescheese.com/) crumbles.

Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4-6 depending on eggplant size

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Get your sweet and spicy chicken fix without calling your neighborhood asian takeout.



  1. Heat grill on high.
  2. Once heated, reduce grill to medium and place chicken on the grill.
  3. Close the lid and let cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Flip again and reduce heat. Continue to cook and flip until done. It should feel firm when cooked through.
  6. Begin brushing chicken with grill glaze and continue grilling, brushing and flipping a couple more times.
  7. You can use any extra for additional dipping.

If you prefer the skin on chicken thighs just use a lower heat during grilling so the skin doesn't burn. Also, you can substitute any of your favorite Sauce Goddess grill glazes in the recipe.

- Cook Time: 30 minutes ; Yield: 8 servings

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Grilled Eggplant Quesadillas

Grilled Eggplant Quesadillas

This grilled eggplant is a great vegan alternative for grilling out.



  1. Peel and slice the eggplant across into 1 inch thick slices.
  2. Dip lightly in olive oil and place on the grill, grill pan, or non-stick skillet.
  3. Cook over med. low heat for 5 minutes. Flip once, cook another 5 minutes. Eggplant should still be slightly firm, not mushy.
  4. Dip in Sweet and Spicy Grill Glaze and return to the pan or grill. Flip and dip again until done. Eggplant should be soft and Grill Glaze should be dark and caramelized.
  5. Chop into small size pieces and pour over remaining Grill Glaze.
  6. Place a tortilla in a non-stick pan or griddle over medium low heat. Sprinkle some cheese on the tortilla, add some of the eggplant, and place second tortilla on top.
  7. Grill until slightly crisp on the bottom. Flip over and grill until done.
  8. Top with sour creme and green onions if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 30 minutes

Watch video – Sweet_Spicy_Eggplant

 

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December 2013 Sauce Goddess Newsletter

The holidays can be crazy busy, so we listed some of our favorite super fast tasty appetizer recipes in our December Newsletter. Plus, we’ve posted several new holiday meal recipes with that Sauce Goddess flavor.  Happy holidays!!

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November 2013 Sauce Goddess Newsletter

November is a all about food, football and shopping so we wanted to share some of our holiday and pigskin watching recipes with you.  And don’t forget the shopping, because we are running some special deals this month that you won’t want to miss.

If you didn’t receive a copy of our 2013 November Sauce Goddess Newsletter in your email don’t worry.  You can view it online.

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