|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 1/2 cups (8 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This popular raspberry chipotle chili sauce recipe, reprinted with permission from Favorite Recipes from Emeril's Restaurants by Chef Emeril Lagassé, delivers a sweet-and-savory flavor that packs a kick of heat. The chipotle chilis, which are smoke-dried jalapeño peppers, have a smoky flavor that makes this sauce a natural as a barbecue sauce or a glaze for meat.
If you're bored with tomato-based barbecue sauces, this is a nice variation. It's also a great way to use seasonal raspberries from your garden.
Don't limit your use of this raspberry chipotle sauce to meats and barbecues. It's a great dip when mixed with cream cheese for crackers, celery, carrots, and other vegetables.
In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add the onions and cook, stirring until they are soft and slightly caramelized, about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic to the pan and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the chipotle peppers and cook, stirring continuously, for 1 minute.
Add the raspberries and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the vinegar and stir to deglaze the pan.
Add the sugar and salt and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the sauce until it is thickened and reduced by half, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and cool the sauce before using it.
For a smooth glaze, strain the sauce through a fine mesh strainer, pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.
- Store any extra sauce in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. To save it for longer, you can freeze portions of it to thaw and use later.
- Use this sauce as a barbecue sauce, glaze or basting sauce for poultry, shrimp and meats. Keep a cup of it next to the grill to baste onto meat or vegetables as you grill them. Then serve a separate portion as a condiment with the grilled items. Never mix sauce that had contact with raw meat with the sauce you serve at the table.
- Use it as a dipping sauce for meatballs or cocktail sausages for a crowd-pleasing appetizer. It's also great for wraps and sandwiches or as a spicy element for a grilled cheese sandwich or panini.