Salsas and Sauces — By Ben on 24 July 2009
Strawberry BBQ Sauce

Strawberry chipotle bbq sauce

[donotprint]Every year I promise myself that I am going to eat more locally grown produce, but for one reason or another I never take full advantage of the seasonal markets and produce. I am trying to change that little by little and this year I’ve been buying a lot of delicious locally grown berries. However, I sometimes have more than I can eat in my fruit salads and bombas (eating raw fruit is the best way to consume it for me. Their delicious natural sweetness has no comparison) so I have been trying to find new ways to eat them like this, this and this recent recipes.

I got a bunch of strawberries on sale last week and I needed to use them before they went bad and after the strawberry risotto I realized that strawberries go well in savory dishes so I decided to make a bbq sauce this time. The recipe is very simple. I used it for chicken, but I believe it would also pair perfectly with pork.[/donotprint]

Strawberry chipotle bbq sauce

The ingredients:

  • 2 cup strawberries, cleaned
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 chipotle adobado pepper
  • 2 TBSP dark sugar

The how-to:

  1. Blend strawberries, vinegar and pepper.
  2. Pour in a small sauce pan, add dark sugar and cook over medium heat until it starts to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly until the sauce thickens.

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[donotprint]This is another sweet and spicy simple recipe for my lazy summer cooking. In the following weeks I’ll be experimenting with other fruits and berries. Fire up your grills and let the barbecue start.[/donotprint]

¡Buen provecho!

[donotprint]A lot of people were wondering how I made my pancakes fly on my last post. No, it wasn’t magic or a magician’s trick :p. I set my camera on a tripod, adjusted the apperture, shutter speed and flash. I then set the timer and hold the top pancake over the plate and let it go when the timer was up. It took several tries to get those shots and I still didn’t get the angle I was looking for. What I did accomplish was to confuse and intrigue my readers, right? LOL[/donotprint]

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(14) Readers Comments

  1. Ben, I love the combinations of flavors here, and the color and photo are both phenomenal! Thanks, too, for stopping by at my other gig and leaving a comment – it was greatly appreciated!

  2. That’s a simple enough recipe and very tempting. The visual is great!

  3. Brillian sauce…both in colour and in concept!

  4. I love the idea of fruit in barbecue sauces. Such a nice balance with the smoky flavor.

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