Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Recipe: Spicy Ginger BBQ Sauce

Whether you're playing host or bringing something to a friend/family member's place, this recipe would be the perfect, yet unexpected addition to your traditional Memorial Day bbq fare.  Great on burgers or even dipping with fries, this bbq sauce has an aromatic asian spiciness sure to please the palette.


1 medium onion (chopped)
2 tablespoons fresh ginger (chopped)
2 tablespoons fresh garlic (chopped)
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup dry rosé or dry white wine
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Saute onion, ginger and garlic with vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until soft (about 5 minutes).  Add rosé or dry white wine, ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and cayenne.  Simmer, stirring occasionally, until very slightly thickened (5 to 6 minutes).  Cool slightly, add lemon juice, then whirl in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Bon appetit!

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