Because it is the holiday weekend… Because it is a sensational blessing to sip cool beverages (whether black label, brown paper bag or non-boozie) with your best friends while huddled around beautiful food… And because we like to push the limits of what we call ‘The Norm…’ We now bring to you a revolutionary BBQ recipe: Blueberry Sauce Marinade !!!

Friendly to both meat fiends and vegetarians, this sauce can be smeared across everything from baby back ribs to portobello mushrooms, before throwing them to the mercy of the fiery grill – and getting ready for an exotically sweet and savory feast.

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What You Need To Go Look For – aka The Ingredients

(NOTE: Don’t be overwhelmed – it just looks like a lot. It’s actually mostly things you’ll likely have in your kitchen, little pinches of spices and sauces we tend to forget are staple items lurking around abandoned drawers)

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated

  • 3 cups blueberries

  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons molasses

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

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What You Gotta Do

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, garlic, and ginger until onion is softened, about 8 minutes. Add blueberries, maple syrup, cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, lemon juice, cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, paprika, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper; stir to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat until sauce is slightly reduced and bubbling, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat; cool slightly. Pour sauce into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in food processor or pulse in blender in batches until smooth.
  • SMEAR, SMOKE AND SMASH THAT SAUCE LIKE WHAT.