Sun-Dried Tomato Balsamic Vinegar BBQ Sauce

One of the great things about January if you are a food blogger in January is the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Fransisco.  Everyday brings emails from fantastic food manufacturers/processors  telling me about great new product they are showing.

One of the products I received this year was sun-dried tomatoes from Mooney Farms in Chico, California.  As soon as I tasted the flavor of the sun-dried tomatoes with zesty peppers I knew they would make a great BBQ sauce.  After a little experimenting I came up with a final product that is great on chicken and pork.

Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Balsamic Vinegar BBQ Sauce
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Serves: 6
 
BBQ sauce made with Bella Sun Lucia Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and rough chopped
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Yuzu
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan bring the tomatoes, apples, brown sugar, ketchup and water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Add tomato apple mixture and remaining ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth.
  3. Store in refrigerator, in air tight container, for 4 hours before using.
  4. Brush on chicken or fish in the last fifteen minutes of grilling
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