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Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

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We were lucky enough to be gifted with freshly picked strawberries recently and instead of making jam, I decided to make barbecue sauce and marinade instead.

The family loved the strawberry flavored barbecue that not only looked it but also smelled gorgeous while it was cooking.

I started the sauce by blending the sauce with some raspberry flavored vinegar that was also a gift from a good friend. I designed the label for him.

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Blend for a minute or so until the you have a smooth mixture and beautiful shade of red.

strawberry bbq sauce

You can now use the blended mixture to marinade your meats. Reserve half to cook down into sauce for basting.

strawberry marinade

Put the rest of the sauce in a small saucepan and cook it down until it thickens and the color becomes a darker shade of red. Use this as the barbecue sauce to baste your meats with when it is almost done cooking. You can also adjust the seasonings while it’s cooking to suit your taste.

strawberry bbq sauce

Paired with some grilled vegetables and potato salad, I say this meal was a good start to grilling season!

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Strawberry Barbecue Sauce
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Recipe type: Sauce
 
Strawberry flavored barbecue sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 inch fresh Ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled
  • ½ of a large Onion or one medium, quartered
  • 1 cup Raspberry Vinegar or Cider Vinegar
  • 4-5 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pound Strawberries (approximately)
  • ½ teaspoon red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more sugar, or more spice if you like it spicy.
  3. Use as is for marinade.
  4. For basting sauce, cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  5. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally until reduced and thickened.
  6. Adjust seasonings and use the sauce to baste grilled meats.

 

NOTES:

Joel’s Raspberry Vinegar/BBQ sauce is slightly sweet and spicy so if you’re using cider vinegar, you may want to adjust the seasonings to compensate for more sweetness and more spiciness depending on your preference.

 

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I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

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5 Responses to "Strawberry Barbecue Sauce"

  1. Steven Wyer says:

    Cooking is such a good skill to learn.

  2. Melody says:

    I’ve been looking for a barbecue sauce that isn’t made with tomatoes due to an allergy so I’m thrilled to find your recipe. I would have never thought of making it with strawberries and it sounds amazing.
    Melody recently posted..How to Make a Strawberry Spinach Salad Your Family Will Love

    1. Hi Melody, I’m glad to be of help :) Hope you like it.

  3. Carole says:

    Jeanette, thanks for bringing this on over to the bBQ. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers

  4. Carole says:

    Hi there, Carole’s Chatter is collecting BBQ related things today. This is a nice one. I do hope you pop over and link in. This is the link . Cheers

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