Sunday, July 05, 2009

Grilled Chicken with Blueberry BBQ Sauce

In our basket from the Fresh Fork CSA  this week were some garlic scapes and some blue-berries so we decided to use both of them to make some bbq sauce.  ( chicken was rubbed with olive oil, garlic and lemon and allowed to marinate for several hours.  While the chicken was resting, we combined in a sauce pan 2T olive oil, 1/4C garlic scapes, 1/2 of a jalapeno which had been seeded, 1/8t powdered ginger, and a healty pinch of ground cloves.  Heat is mixture gently and stir until the garlic gets tender.  Then add 3/4C fresh whole blueberries, 3T ketchup, 1T balsamic vinegar, 1T bourbon (optional).  Bring to a simmer and cover until the blueberries are cooked and soft.  Blend the entire mixture in a food processor.  We cooked the chicken on the Weber and near the end, added the bbq sauce.  It had a very nice combination of spicy and sweet from the berries.  We have a feeling the same idea would work with strawberries or red/black raspberries perhaps with some adjustments to the spices, but we haven't tried yet.



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