Making your own BBQ sauce, especially one with a unique flavor such as this one, immediately establishes you as a serious grilling aficionado.
- 6 bone-in chicken breasts
- 2 cup fresh blueberries
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 3 Tablespoons ketchup
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- In a sauce pan combine the blueberries, vinegar, honey, ketchup, garlic powder, and ginger.
- Bring the mixture to a low boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
- Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool.
- Pour the BBQ sauce into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Put the chicken breasts and a 1/3 cup of BBQ sauce into a zip-top bag and coat well.
- Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour. Reserve the rest of the sauce for serving.
- Grill the chicken over medium high until cooked, 7 to 8 minutes per side.
- Top the chicken with the reserved BBQ sauce and serve.
INFESTATION: Cultivated blueberries, the type most commonly found in the supermarket, are generally insect-free. Still they should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water. Wild uncultivated blueberries, typically found in mountainous areas, require special inspection due to the prevalence of the ‘blueberry maggot’ (worm). Each berry should be individually inspected for holes or other indications of worms.
- Cultivated blueberries should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water.
- Wild blueberries must be carefully examined after washing. Spread them on a white cloth or a sheet of freezer paper and look for holes or other indications of worms.
- Frozen Blueberries: Frozen Blueberries and other frozen fruits may be eaten with any washing or inspection, with the exception of frozen raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries which tend to be heavily infested.