5 Reasons Why our Barista & Saigon Street Sauces Should be your Go-To for Grilling

Posted by Annette Bellisari on

Looking to take a turn on the grill and treat the dad in your life for Father's Day this year? Once you’ve chosen what you want to throw on the coals or gas briquettes, look no further than Bellisari’s Barista and Saigon Street Sauces to take the flavor of any food you cook up a notch! These 2 sauces do everything you need a grilling sauce to do and more. Check out the 5 different ways these sauces can be used to have a flavor-filled Father’s Day cookout:

  1. Use as a marinade -- Common ingredients in a marinade might include water, oil, sauce (such as soy or Worcestershire), an acid such as citrus or vinegar, salt, pepper and a variety of spices. The purpose of marinating is to tenderize tough cuts of meat and/or impart both flavor and moisture to the food that will last through the cooking process.

  2. Use as a glaze -- A glaze is a thick, rich sauce brushed onto meats, roasts, and other foods as they are cooking on the grill. Often sweet and spicy by nature, common glazes include BBQ sauces, honey sauces, and fruit sauces. If you look at what goes into these Bellisari’s Sauces, you’ll see all the classic ingredients of common grilling sauces, but ours have their own special twists that turn the foods you cook into gourmet dishes.

  3. Use for a full flavor palate -- There are five basic tastes: Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. Sweet, salty, and sour are pretty easy to discern, and bitter isn’t too hard. Umami, on the other hand, is what is known as savory. Foods like mushrooms, meat, and cheese are often described as umami. Savor the flavors of our sauces and you’ll experience a full array of all that your tastebuds crave.

  4. Use on meat, seafood, and vegetables -- Whether you add them before you cook your meat (or fish) or spoon them on after, flavorful sauces can turn a good dish into a great one. Sauces provide flavor, moisture, and a contrast in texture and color. Sauces play an important role in maximising flavors, adding juiciness, and improving the mouth feel of a dish. For instance, if you’re having a BBQ party at home, having a delicious sauce to slather over your BBQ meat will make a world of difference. Some sauces can also give your dish a lovely shine and color thus making the food look more lustrous and appetizing. 

  5. Use as a dipping sauce -- Dips are used to add flavor or texture to foods such as pita bread, dumplings, crackers, cut-up raw vegetables, fruits, seafood, cubed pieces of meat and cheese, potato chips, tortilla chips, falafel, and sometimes even whole sandwiches.

If you are unsure about which of these sauces will go best on your foods, these descriptions should help. Our Saigon Street Sauce provides an exceptional balance of heat and sweet roasted garlic flavor. This mustard based pepper sauce pairs well with burgers, sandwiches, and as a gourmet finishing sauce. Smother a pork loin with this full-bodied, flavorful sauce and toss it on the rotisserie for an easy weeknight meal.

When it comes to our Barista Sauce, don’t let the name fool you. This sweet, thick sauce has a complex flavor line-up that lingers with a subtle kick of black pepper and red chilis. Made in small batches, this sauce is perfect as a finishing touch on succulent pulled pork or brushed on grilled chicken in the last 20 minutes of cooking.

When you’re planning your Father’s Day Cookout this year, make sure you’ve got plenty of Bellisari’s Saigon Street Sauce and Barista Sauce in the pantry! Whatever you put on the grill with these sauces, your party guests will be clamoring for more. Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Bellisari’s! 


A half rack of ribs glazed in a savory sauce

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