Saturday, August 4, 2012

Guest Post – A Blast of Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Hello weekend – I’ve been looking forward to you! Even though I’m home on mat leave and not going to work Monday to Friday this year I still wait for the weekend with such anticipation. Saturday and Sunday mean family time, clean laundry and Chris (aka One Hungry Dude) having extra time to make delicious food. Here’s an example of just that with his Blueberry Barbecue Sauce.

Whenever possible, I always try to incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables into cooking. Those fresh, juicy and delicious products make summer one of my favourite times of the year. This is a really simple sauce, with easy to find products. Give it enough time to let the flavours blend together, and you’ll be quite pleased with the uniquely delicious results.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

• 1 Pint Blueberries
• 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
• 1/2 Cup White Vinegar
• 1/2 Cup Red Wine
• 2 Garlic Cloves
• Zest and Juice from 1/2 Lemon
• 1 Jalapeno
• About 2 Tbsp Margarine or Butter
• 1 Tsp Thyme
• 1/2 Tsp Salt
• 1 Bay Leaf
• Pepper, to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a small pot or saucepan. Cook for two hours over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. If the sauce still tastes acidic towards the end of the cooking process, add more butter or margarine, as needed. Remove the sauce from the heat, and puree using a food processor, blender or immersion blender. Serve either on ribs, pork or chicken, or use as a dipping sauce.

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