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Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

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Rhubarb ginger sauce! A Sweet, spicy glaze perfect for chicken and pork! A sweet tart sauce for a flavor accent to your grill, stovetop or crockpot. Full of beneficial health properties and it’s Low-Fat, Low-Sodium, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free!

Rhubarb Ginger sauce A Sweet, spicy glaze perfect for chicken and pork! A sweet tart sauce for a flavor accent to your grill, stovetop or crockpot.Full of beneficial health properties and it's Low-Fat, Low-Sodium, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free! http://HomemadeFoodjunkie.com

Sweet tart and spicy rhubarb ginger sauce adds a lovely patina to your meat. Perk up your chicken, pork or ribs!

Our rhubarb bush is full of long stalks of red, ready to eat rhubarb! Needless to say I’m exploring new recipes for this healthy garden veggie. Rhubarb has such a unique, tart flavor it requires some sweetness to compliment it and bring out the juicy clean flavor of this springtime delicacy!

Fresh Rhubarb ginger sauce A Sweet, spicy glaze perfect for chicken and pork! A sweet tart sauce for a flavor accent to your grill, stovetop or crockpot.Full of beneficial health properties and it's Low-Fat, Low-Sodium, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free! http://HomemadeFoodJunkie.com

rhubarb ginger sauce is easy to make, versatile and holds up well in the fridge!

I found  a recipe for rhubarb compote at Bon Appetite. It was a good idea post for me. I incorporated some of their recipe ideas into my own rhubarb sauce that our family loves. Thank you Bon Appetite! This sauce, full of healthy and good for you ginger and rhubarb, goes together quickly and simmers to a thick sauce in about a half hour.

This is a spicy sauce unless you choose to tone down the red pepper flakes. We love it as the recipe is written but if you let it sit in your fridge for a week or so the flavor will concentrate. So beware!

This sauce would work well on wings or for the grill! Use it as a chunky barbecue sauce. Don’t want the chunky texture? Run it through a blender for a pulse or two (don’t over do this or you will get a bubbly, runny sauce). Make it into a marinade! The possibilities are huge!

I have used this sauce several times since I created this recipe. I made pan fried Rhubarb chicken and a slow cooked pork and bacon dish that were MADE by this sauce! By that I mean the sauce added a unique and irreplaceable flavor enhancement to the meal. Yum!

rhubarb ginger sauce A Sweet, spicy glaze perfect for chicken and pork! A sweet tart sauce for a flavor accent to your grill, stovetop or crockpot.Full of beneficial health properties and it's Low-Fat, Low-Sodium, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free! http://HomemadeFoodjunkie.com

It’s been called the ugly sauce. But it is a delicious sauce! Make is a meat marinade. Great for pan frying chicken or pork and yummy in a crock pot!

Rhubarb Ginger sauce is thick and rich. Ready to change up your favorite meaty meals.

Rhubarb Ginger Sauce Recipe:

The method is very straight forward.

  • Chop up the rhubarb and mince the ginger.(I didn’t peel my ginger).
  • Add everything into a large skillet and bring to a low boil.
  • Simmer until the sauce thickens, about 20 minutes.

This recipe makes about a quart of sauce. It will keep well in the fridge a week or so. Freeze some of it for later if you don’t need it all for your recipe. Remember the flavor gets stronger as it ages. Beautiful if you love the spice. If not, use it right away or reduce the spicy heat.

Gingery Rhubarb Sauce
Yield: 12

Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A sweet and spicy compote. Great over chicken and pork! Add this thick rich accent to your favorite slow cook meat dinner or in a gravy boat on the side at table for a delicious flavor enhancement!

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 cups fresh rhubarb chopped into 1/2 inch lengths
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a skillet on low and stir them together with a wooden spoon.
  2. Turn up the heat to medium and cook until the rhubarb is mushed and the liquid is reduced to a thick , saucy consistency, about 20 minutes.
  3. Pour into a quart sized air tight container and store in the fridge until needed.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 15mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 4gSugar 21gProtein 2g

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Cheryl Moore

Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

Is 2 tsp of black pepper a misprint? I love spicy food, but this just tastes like black pepper. It is definitely spicy. I cut the pepper flakes to half. Wish I had done a quarter of the pepper to start. That's all I taste is pepper.

Diane

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Hi Cheryl, I've had lots of feedback on this sauce and your the first with this input. However, I did revise the recipe to 1 tsp. black pepper. It's all to taste of course. I hope you play around with the spices and make this sauce as you like it. That's the great thing about homemade food. Thanks so much for letting us know how the sauce turned out for you. Have a great day!

Roxy

Monday 2nd of March 2020

Had to try it last season, loved it, anxious to make another batch this year. I froze it on small containers.

Diane

Monday 2nd of March 2020

Hi Roxy, I'm so happy you love this sauce. We do too. Can't wait for the rhubarb to get ripe. Thanks for stopping by and letting us know how it worked out for you. Have a great day!

tammy cade

Thursday 19th of July 2018

I have tons of rhubarb in my garden and am wondering if you feel it would be ok to can this sauce?

Diane

Thursday 19th of July 2018

Hi Tammy, I am sure this sauce would be great for canning. Enjoy!

Rhubarb in Your Garden-Homemade Food Junkie

Thursday 17th of September 2015

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Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

Friday 8th of May 2015

This sauce looks amazing! I have never cooked or baked with rhubarb before. Totally want to try this recipe!

homemadefoodjunkie

Friday 8th of May 2015

Thank you Christine! This rhubarb Ginger sauce IS amazing. I totally fell in love with it and am dreaming up lots of ways to use it in my springtime meals. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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