Honey Jalapeno BBQ Sauce ~ Pork barbecue sandwiches

We are always experimenting with different barbecue sauces; I think this one that Charles made is a keeper.  He’s actually made it twice now.  It originally was created one evening a couple of weeks ago as he went to make bbq sauce only to find I had used all of our vinegar. We had the sauce with some fantastic pork that we’d smoked earlier in the week ~ with any luck I’ll share that recipe soon too.

Honey Jalapeno BBQ Sauce

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar pickle juice from a jar of pickled jalapeno
  • 1 Tbs granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 1/4 cup ketchup

Combine all ingredients except ketchup in sauce pan over medium heat; bring to simmer and reduce heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes for flavors to release.  Add ketchup and heat through.  Serve hot or cold.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Cucumbers and Onions ~ Refrigerator Pickles with a twist

This is one of my favorite summer salads.  I went by the farmers market today and one of the venders had some fresh cucumbers.  I couldn’t resist but make this combination.  Charles loves spicy food so the jalapeno was a great touch.  I don’t care to eat the jalapeno slices myself but I do enjoy the way the heat permeates through a bit and adds a nice flavor. I am sure I will post another variation or two by the time the summer is over but here is my first creation.

Cucumbers and Onions ~ Refrigerator Pickles with a twist

  • 4 small cucumbers
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium tomato or 4 – 5 cherry or plum tomato
  • 1 jalapeno if desired
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar ~ cider works well; today I used rice vinegar but choose your favorite

If desired peel cucumbers.  Slice cucumbers and onions; cut tomatoes into wedges and thinly slice jalapeno.

Mix sugar and vinegar and pour over cucumbers.  Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly