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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Respecting the Rhubarb 2014

Yes, I haven't blogged in a while ... I've been too busy enjoying my family and making the following rhubarb recipes! As usual, I had to document my adventures so I have something to look back on next year! I will definitely be making the BBQ sauce again along with perfecting the yogurt cake so I can enter it into the La Pine Annual Rhubarb Festival in 2015!

Here goes the 2014 recipes  ...

Substituted cherries for the strawberries!
These were a lot of fun and easy to eat!


Rhubarb Chipotle Barbaque Sauce
added 2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder from Savory Spice Shop




Here's the recipe:
Two large stalks of rhubarb, chopped (about two cups).
Three quarters of a cup of water.
One onion, finely chopped.
Two to three garlic cloves, crushed.
One cup of ketchup.
2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder (I used some from Savory Spice Shop)
One half of a cup of pure maple or golden syrup.
One half of a cup of packed brown sugar.
One quarter of a cup of apple cider or rice vinegar.
One tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
One tablespoon grainy mustard.

In a small saucepan, bring rhubarb and water to a simmer and cook for five to six minutes, until the rhubarb is very soft. Pour into a bowl and set aside.

In the same saucepan, heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat and cook the onion for three to four minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two.

Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer; cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until the mixture thickens.

Puree with a hand-held immersion blender or cool and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Use as you would any barbecue sauce on grilled meats, in baked beans or drizzled on burgers. Makes about two cups

made this recipe without the strawberries

made this recipe without any modifications


adapted from this recipe
I didn't put the glaze on and I substituted rhubarb for the strawberries and added a full vanilla bean.
This was my favorite recipe of the whole season. I made it twice. 


I also tried the following season items when I was out and about!

Bonta Gelato AND Addy Mac's Ice Cream

Rhubarb strawberry fritters from Sweetheart Donuts in Bend, Oregon

Finally, a goal of mine was to try a rhubarb beer! I tried the Rhubarb Wheat Festival Ale from Sunriver Brewing at the Rhubarb Festival in La Pine, Oregon. I will definitely be back at the festival again entering my yogurt cake!

Until next year! I actually have some rhubarb left so I may make more BBQ sauce.
Until then, store your rhubarb in foil to keep it fresh!



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