Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lazy Sundays (Non Narnia version)

Now Playing: Sunset Rubdown

"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness."
- Elsa Schiaparelli

It is pouring out and all I can think about is how I wish I was eating BBQ. Manhattan seems to be spurting BBQ sauce these days with the opening of Hill County (BBQ by the pound!) and the music world's everyman, JT's restaurant, Southern Hospitality also getting it's fair share of write ups. Me, I want to try The Smoke Joint in Fort Greene. On a recent jaunt to BAM, this place caught my eye and ever since, I have heard nothing but raves about the food and the soon to be opened off shoot, Little Piggy. In the meantime, I will satisfy this craving with delivery from Jake's on Columbia (even if they serve cornbread in egg roll bags).

Recipe of the day: Blackberry BBQ sauce...mmm...

1 1/4 fresh blackberries
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup minced ginger
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons hot sauce, to taste
salt, to taste

Whirl all in a blender until the berries are pureed. Pour into a 1 quart glass measuring cup. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, leaving a vent for steam. Cook in a microwave at full power, stirring occasionally until berry mixture is reduced to 1 1/3 cups, about 8 minutes. Serve with anything barbecued.


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