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Andy Husbands
Tremont 647
647 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 266 460

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Andy Husbands
TREMONT 647 | Boston

“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never been bit by a mosquito.” This is Andy Husbands’ motto as one of Boston’s most influential young chefs in the fight against hunger and poverty. In fact, Husbands was named Chef/Restaurateur of the Year, 2004, by Share Our Strength, an organization with which he has worked very closely for the past 8 years. With his opening of Tremont 647, followed by Sister Sorel and Rouge, in Boston’s South End, the area has been dubbed “Andy Land” by the press; thanks in part to Husbands, the once forlorn Boston neighborhood has become a hotbed of prime dining. For nearly 10 years Tremont 647 has carried out its mission to provide high quality food and hospitality in a professional, fun and funky environment. The 70-seat restaurant serves up boldly flavored American cuisine, with inventive global influences. A protégé of Chris Schlesinger, Boston’s legendary grill master and cookbook author, Andy frequently participates in BBQ competitions around the country and has received numerous awards for his mouthwatering, sticky-finger barbecue.


Andy's Award Winning BBQ Sauce, a.k.a UFO Social Club Barbecue Sauce
From The Fearless Chef by Chef by Andy Husbands and Joe Yonan (Adams Media, 2004)
Adapted by

Yield: 5 Cups


    Basic Barbecue Rub:
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne
  • 4 Tablespoons paprika

    UFO Social Club Barbecue Sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomatoes, with juice
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 2 packed Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • ¼ cup Basic Barbecue Rub
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 4 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle dark beer


For Basic Barbecue Rub:
Mix together all the ingredients thoroughly. The rub will keep for several months stored in a cool, dark place in an airtight container. Yields 1 cup.

For UFO Social Club Barbecue Sauce
Heat oil in large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to very low and simmer gently for 2 hours. Stir the sauce occasionally, scraping the bottom of the pot to prevent scorching. Transfer the sauce to a food processor or blender and puree in 2 batches. Transfer to a clean glass jar and store for up to 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator.

Wine Pairing:
Hacher-Pschorr Dark Weiss Beer


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   Published: March 2006