WILD BLUEBERRY BBQ SAUCE
The secret ingredient in this tasty condiment is the chef’s choice of local libation Enjoy this BBQ sauce on chicken, beef, rabbit and pork
WILD BLUEBERRY BBQ SAUCE
The secret ingredient in this tasty condiment is the chef’s choice of local libation Enjoy this BBQ sauce on chicken, beef, rabbit and pork
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • ¼ cup red onion finely chopped (1 small onion) (40 grams)
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped (20 grams)
  • ¼ cup jalapenos chopped (40 grams) *
  • ½ cup liquor (brandy bourbon, craft whisky) *
  • 2 cups wild Maine blueberries
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
Instructions
TO MAKE BBQ SAUCE:
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Stir in the chopped red onion, cooking until tender and starting to brown.
  2. Finely chop the jalapeno
  3. Add the garlic and jalapeno to the onion, stirring, until fragrant.
  4. Measure the craft liquor and add to the pot.
  5. Increase the heat to high; bring the mixture to a boil. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  6. Stir in the wild blueberries, ketchup, vinegar, molasses, and allspice.
  7. Return the mixture to a simmer, and cook, stirring, until the mixture has thickened.
  8. Puree the mixture with an immersion blender or in a blender.
  9. Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator.
TO MAKE OVEN BAKED BBQ CHICKEN LEGS:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a heavy pan. Add the chicken legs and coat with the Wild Blueberry BBQ Sauce.
  2. Bake until the internal temperature of the chicken registers 165 degrees, about 35 – 40 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional analysis per ounce of sauce: 40 calories, less than 1 gram protein, 8 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fat, 87 mg. sodium, 1 gram fiber

* Chef Cheryl’s notes: No fresh jalapeno peppers? No problem, use canned or pickled ones instead, adjusting the amount for the desired heat.

Craft liquor? I used a craft whiskey: Bulleit 95 Rye, small batch

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