8/03/2011

Guava BBQ Chicken Wings





I think it's safe to say that summer has finally arrived in Seattle. And, of course, the hottest day (hottest meaning almost 80 degrees) of the week is the day that we are going on our first family road trip to California.  Our first stop is Aptos, CA, for Mike's family's annual family reunion. Then, we will be heading down to L.A., where we'll be taking Denise to Disneyland!






Before we hit the road, I wanted to leave you all with a new recipe I recently tested, which was a huge success! I had a can of guava paste in my kitchen and was getting bored of just eating it with a slice of cheese or with creme de leite. So, after a little brainstorming, I figured that guava paste had the perfect consistency for makings of a delicious and exotic BBQ sauce.

 




I don't mean to toot my own horn but...... "toot-toot"! I really nailed it with this one guys! The sauce was amazing and super flavorful - sweet, tangy, with a little kick of spice at the end. It was perfect on the chicken wings, but I'm betting it would be perfect with just about anything - shrimp, ribs, and/or beef. I served it with some Brazilian-style potato salad, which I will be sharing with you all sometime in the near future!




Guava BBQ Sauce

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 clove minced garlic
8 oz guava paste
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne
2 cups water
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Salt
Black pepper

In a medium sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sweat until onions become translucent. Add garlic and cook for about a minute. Add the remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low and maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half or to desired thickness.

9 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

Toot that horn all day. The sweet, tangy, spicy flavors are key. They hit almost every part of your taste buds. Delicious!

Sanura at MyLifeRunsOnFood.com said...

You have all the permission in the world to brag, because that recipe look delicious.

karma-free-cooking.com said...

I might have to try this on some tofu... would it work???

Bren Herrera said...

Disney, 80F, guava wings?!?!?! Sounds like a perfect weekend to me!! Have tons of fun!

Valentina Vitols said...

This looks delicioso! I have a can of guava paste in my pantry, so I'm definitely going to try this recipe. Have fun in Cali!

glamah16 said...

That sauce sounds amazing and the joy on the child's face shows how good it was.

Magic of Spice said...

What a gorgeous sauce! I hope you enjoyed CA...we do have some goodies :)

Paul Ryan said...

I used Cherry guavas and adapted flavors to suit the Australian taste but basically stuck to main recipe .Yum it tasted fantastic .Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight...absolutely delicious!! Thanks!