For the Labor Day weekend, I used up some of my vacation time and went to visit my aunt who lives at the beach in Delaware. Completely unable to not cook for 5 whole days, I took it upon myself to come up with a sauce for the pulled pork we had for dinner one night.
Peaches were still in season and I thought that peaches and pork would go well together. As my mom was staying with my aunt too, I couldn't get nearly as creative as I would have liked, because she is so picky and doesn't like salsa or anything spicy.
I looked around on the internet for a few minutes and came across this recipe from Epicurious. I knew I could make slight adaptations to this and it would be the perfect sauce!
Peach BBQ Sauce
- 4 ripe peaches
- 1 small jalapeno seeded and diced
- 1 small vidalia onion diced
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- ¾ tsp. brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. chili powder
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- ⅛ tsp.dry mustard
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup bourbon
- 2 tbsp. spicy mustard
- 2 ½ tbsp. honey
- 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with iced water.
- 2. Score an X into the bottom of each peach.
- 3. Drop the peaches into the boiling water for 10-15 seconds and then transfer to the iced water. Remove from the ice water after a minute or so and transfer to a cutting board.
- 4. Once cool enough to handle, remove the pits from the peaches and roughly chop.
- 5. Add the olive oil to a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Saute the onions and jalapeno until soft, about 10 minutes.
- 6. Add the peaches and remaining ingredients to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and stir until combined. Cook for 30-45 minutes.
- 7. Use a potato masher to mash the ingredients into a thick sauce. Serve warm.
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This sauce was delicious over my uncle's slow roasted pulled pork. Even my picky mother thought it was pretty good. Although a bit of an unusual combination, we ate this with gnocchi with a gruyere sauce and Korean cucumber salad.