The Rufus Teague Touch O’ Heat sauce is soooo good, it really works with so many things. It’s what I used on my ribs here, and because of that, we contacted them directly to ask them if they’d like to be in our MARY’s secret ingredients box. I’ve never done that with anyone but I thought a barbecue sauce would be ideal for the summer box and honestly, I’ve never liked a bottled barbecue sauce better than this one! It’s 100% natural, gluten-free with NO high-fructose corn syrup, which is a rarity in barbecue sauces. Additionally, the Touch O’ Heat Flavor (they also have a whiskey flavor which I also LOVE) is not too hot at all. I hate it when things are so darn hot that you just can’t taste anything. How about you? Many of the recipes today are all about that. Maybe the younger people just don’t have any taste buds left? My husband and I are more into flavor than just pure heat.
So this sauce is great on anything – pork, burgers, beef, chicken, even fish (!), so here I am racking my brain for something very different for you to make with this sauce and I think I’ve finally found something! It doesn’t use very much of it so you can still do your ribs and chicken!
It’s a tradition in the south at cocktail time. Roasted pecans! – with Rufus Teague Touch O’ Heat Sauce. Here is my recipe.
RUFUS TEAGUE ROASTED PECANS – serves 3 at cocktail hour
½ cup of pecan halves
1 Tbs. Rufus Teague Touch O’ Heat Sauce
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small baking pan, toss the sauce with the nuts so that the nuts are coated evenly. Place in the oven on the top rack to roast for 9 – 11 minutes. Do not worry if they get a little dark, as you need to get the nuts toasted and the sauce will darken and caramelize, but they are not burnt.
Remove from the pan and let cool on a separate plate. Crumble some Maldon Sea Salt Flakes on top, toss and serve!!
It couldn’t be simpler and these are so very delicious at the end of a long day with a glass of wine or a cocktail.