Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peach and Jalapeno BBQ Sauce - My birthday is coming up, would you make me a pretzel?



Nothing says summer to me like Peaches does.  I'm lucky my friends own a peach orchard, so I can literally eat them till I'm sick.  This year they made it into my favorite Peach Jalapeno BBQ Sauce, jam is already in the pantry and a crazy good pizza recipe was created, that I just may not share.   Fine I'll share if you do me a favor.

My birthday is coming up right around the corner, and I was hoping in lieu of gifts you wouldn't mind making me a pretzel.   Miss Foodiva threatened (okay, maybe asked politely) that we have a pretzel challenge.  She even went as far as to imply that she was going to kick my pretzel cooking ***.  Do you really believe anything I say at this point?

The rules, well there are none.  So if you love me, make me a pretzel and post it on Sunday August 14, 2011.  Send me a link and I will link us all up in another post.  If you love me even more, I'll give you my address and I'll be waiting for the postman to arrive with that bottle of Patron Silver and my chocolates from Lula's.  If you need a basic pretzel recipe you can refer to this recipe.  You can fill them or not, use your imagination.

Peach and Jalapeno BBQ Sauce
8 large yellow peaches
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 cup red onion, chopped finely
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup catsup or tomato puree
1/4 tsp. chipotle powder (or you can sub paprika)
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

To get the skins of the peaches for slicing, you will need to put a pot of water on to boil.  Cut an X in the bottom of each peach and place in the boiling water for a couple of minutes.  Remove from the boiling water and place into a large bowl filled with ice water.  Once cooled, peel and cut the peaches.

In a large skillet melt butter on med-low heat.  Add onions, cook 5 minutes or until softened.  Add jalapeno, cook 2 more minutes.  Add peaches, cook 5 more minutes.  Add vinegar, brown sugar, catsup, paprika or chipotle powder, cayenne, salt and pepper, stir and reduce heat to simmer for 20-25 minutes until nicely thickened.

I run an immersion blender in mine to make it a little smoother.  But it is also good chunky.  This sauce is pretty spicy, so you could only put in 1/2 of the jalapeno if you wanted to tame it a bit.

I used this for the pulled pork I made the other night, I will have that one up really soon.


Enjoy,

Gina



28 comments:

  1. Gina, this sauce sounds marvelous! Ok now I have only 10 days to perfect making pretzels! That will be a first for me; crackers yes but pretzels..well there should be a first time for everything right!

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  2. Gina!!! That looks absolutely gorgeous! I bet it tastes fantastic! What a interesting thing to do, combine jalapenos and peaches. I bet it is a winning pair!

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  3. OOHHHHH, I want some of that sauce. My mouth is watering! I wish you could see my kitchen and you'd know how bummed I am that the peaches in the fridge will not make it into sauce any time soon... EVERYTHING has been taken out to have the kitchen painted. There is nothing on my counters or my walls. My oils and vinegars are somewhere in the dining room. Flour and sugar, somewhere in the living room. Oh, and my knives, I have NO clue. Argh, it's going to be a long several days til it's painted and I can put everything back together and cook once again. Kate @ Kateiscooking

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  4. What a great combination of flavors! I love peaches and I envy you for having a friend with a peach orchard. I need to make more friends =)

    So all you want for your birthday are pretzels? I’ve wanted to make them ever since we got back from Germany but I didn’t get to do it, so this would be a good opportunity. Will send in my pretzel recipe soon!

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  5. This looks so delicious and naughty!!!! I want some now...... Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  6. You have a friend with a peach orchard? Can you see the deep color green I've suddenly turned?? That BBQ sauce looks amazing. Seriously. The only pretzels I've ever made were from Guy whatever-his-last-name-is from Food Network and they weren't the real deal because I didn't have to boil them. I have 10 days, huh?

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  7. Gina, the peach sauce looks terrific! I think I did some pretzels years ago..gotta look through my recipe file...

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  8. Let's just say it was a very polite threat, Gina! LOL. You know I'd make you anything for your birthday, and pretzels sound as good as cake... I don't have friends who own peach orchards, unfortunately, but I do have a peach recipe coming up on Saturday (you kind of beat me to it!). Love your spicy peach sauce here, you always come up with the yummiest things :-).

    Pretzel challenge is ON!

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  9. I've been seeing so many peach bbq sauces, and I think it's a sign that I must try it soon! :) Yours looks super yummy! How exciting that your birthday's around the corner! I wish I could send you a pretzel, but I don't think it would survive the journey from India :) I'm going to look around, and if I find some inspiration, I will be in on your pretzel challenge :) Great post!

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  10. This looks delicious! I'm crazy about peaches too. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  11. Peach and jalapeño with pulled pork, wow-you rock Miss Gina!
    A birthday pretzel, how about one filled with peanut butter and dipped in chocolate? Or maybe filled with your favorite Nutella? Or maybe I could take you out to lunch and buy you a pretzel??

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  12. Ohmigosh I've got some pork in the fridge just BEGGING for this sauce. So good!

    Pretzel!? I've never made a pretzel before...is there baking? I'm scared! Looking forward to seeing all your awesome birthday treats :)

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  13. Fantastic recipe! I am making this for sure! Peaches will be ripe here in Michigan in just a few short weeks. Pretzels, eh? How about a pretzel roll? :)

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  14. How lucky to have so many peaches available. Ours are coming in season and I'm so excited. The sound of a peach BBQ sauce is making me even more excited to get some.

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  15. I will send you my address for some of this BBQ sauce! It looks really delicious!

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  16. What a pretty BBQ sauce...I'm sure the sweet of the peach works well with the spice!

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  17. This peach and jalapeno BBQ sauce looks and sounds out of this world delish! This is a MUST make! Have a terrific weekend!!!

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  18. Oh, I adore everything peach! What a fabulous BBQ sauce. My youngest is always bugging me to make pretzels, so I will try to get some made before the 14th! Love your challenge with Maya...I'm such a fan of you both :)

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  19. Your BBQ sauce with peach and jalapenos sounds amazing, wonderful spicy and sweet flavor combination!

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  20. Peaches on the counter, jalapenos from my garden, I am so making this! Looks and sounds fabulous and I bet it was terrific on pulled pork! Pretzel challenge, hmmmm - sounds fun :)

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  21. What a great bbq sauce! Sweet and spicy at the same time! Delicious! I'll have to try it when we get peaches down here!

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  22. Oh you know I love peaches!!!! This sauce looks wonderful! A must try!!! I hope your birthday wish comes true...a new challenge for me...better practice! :)

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  23. Hi Gina, Sorry I haven't stopped by forever. Love your challenge with Maya:) I really do love you so I'm going to try my hardest and join in. There is so much going on right now so I can't promise.
    Now this Peach BBQ sauce I must have! My mouth is watering just thinking about how great it tastes. Thanks for sharing it :)!!

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  24. Me again:) The link to the pretzels didn't work but I did a Google search and found it here: http://www.spcookiequeen.com/2011/05/pretzels-pepper-jack-vs-three-cheese.html

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  25. Your friends own a peach orchard? SO NICE!!! I wonder what's in season now. I haven't visited orchard since cherry season. This bbq sauce looks fabulous! Great match of sweet and spicy! When is your b-day? Happy early b-day! I hope you get to spend a very nice b-day... :-)

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  26. Yes it's almost here :) A pretzel, yikes and I have to work that day too :( I'll try though :)
    Love, love this bbq sauce...yum!

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  27. OMG I thought the challenge ended next week, but it is today!! I am soooo late! Need to whisk up some pretzels NOW!

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  28. Gina I maded it!! you can find my pretzel here: http://fuzzfreefood.blogspot.com/2011/08/forgotten-pretzel-challenge.html

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