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Coconut milk BBQ sauce

Coconut milk BBQ sauce - Spice Trekkers

This barbecue sauce is perfect for roast or grilled meats. It also works with turkey or pulled pork. It keeps for days in the fridge.


  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, ground
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp Reshampatti flakes
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • Lemon zest or 1 Tbsp preserved lemons
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 4 Tbsp vinegar
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat a pot on medium. Add oil, onion, and garlic, then sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well and cook, stirring regularly, around 20 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Be careful: The sauce splatters as it heats.
  3. Taste and salt if needed.


A variation of the Cashew sauce from The Spice Trekkers Cook at Home