Our grocery store had a sale on blackberries this week.
So, now my crisper is full of them. Aside from the usual sweet treats, I thought it would be fun to make a savory sauce with them.
Berries plus savory of course, made me think of spice.
So I pulled some chipotle powder out of the spice drawer and had this made in less than 10 minutes.
Mmm. Blackberries and chipotle.
Note: If you don’t’ have the powder, but have chipotles in adobo, I bet that would be wonderful!
We ate it on chicken, but I think that pork would love this sauce too.
It’s citrusy and smoky. Not a bad combination at all.
Blackberry Chipotle Sauce
Yields 1 ½ cups of sauce.
1 small onion, diced
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pint blackberries
Chipotle powder to taste (I used 1 ½ teaspoons, and it’s really good an spicy. You may want less. Or more!)
1 tablespoon cilantro (Yes, yes. I know. You can leave it out if you hate it, or substitute parley.)
2 tablespoons tonic water
Saute the onion with the olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. When softened, remove from heat and let cool. Reserve the pan.
Place the onions and blackberries in a food processor, along with the chipotle powder, cilantro and tonic water.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the sauce into the saucepan, and heat over low heat until warmed through.
Serve with chicken, pork, or anything you’d like.
(Photos by Launie Kettler)