Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Strawberry Peach Jalapeno BBQ Sauce

One thing that I am not very good at is gauging how much food I need to buy to make a meal or dish. I have never been really great at following recipes and I like to improvise, this causes me to buy enough food to feed 8 rather than 4. When I was buying ingredients for my Mini Fruit Pizzas, I totally over shot the amount of fruit I needed. I also went nuts and bought a ton of locally grown jalapenos for a different recipe. The result? Too much unused strawberries, peaches, and jalapenos. All of them together sound pretty awesome. I thought maybe a strawberry peach pico de gallo, or maybe a peach version of a Chupacabra. (I am obsessed with this cocktail!)
Well since I have made a different fruited BBQ sauces in the past I thought i might try my hand at it again. I cooked down the strawberries, peaches and jalapenos with a little apple cider vinegar, sugar and a tiny bit of water. I then added all the other sauce ingredients, simmered and used my hand blender to smooth it all out. I chose to serve it on chicken but I think it would be delicious served on ribs or even grilled shrimp. Overall I thought it was a success! Enjoy!

Strawberry Peach Jalapeno BBQ Sauce

1 quart strawberries, stemmed and halved
3 peaches, peeled pitted and halved
2 jalapenos, halved and seeded
1 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a large sauce pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 2 hours. When sauce has reduced, pulse in food processor or use hand blender and strain through a sieve. Salt and Pepper to taste Use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

 The fruity spicy awesomeness that was the beginning of my sauce!

 I ended up putting the sauce on chicken but I am pretty sure I would be happy licking it off my fingers!

So yeah...I accidentally cut my chicken before plating.


  1. oh man I bet this is very good.

  2. Thank you Andrea! It was good. I am even guilty of eating it with tortilla chips! :)