Mixing fruit with spice is part of the cooking culture of the Cape, inherited from the Cape Malays, indentured servants of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th Century.
Bring to boil the first 12 ingredients and the vinegar. Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat and then allow to cool completely.
Remove the bay leaves and add the tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, crushed garlic and Tabasco drops.
Combine well and store in a plastic container in the refrigerator for future use.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Maureen Horvath for FoodTV.com's BBQ Sauce Championship Cook-Off Contest