On the menu today: Chrissy’s chipotle marinade, or as I like to call it — the best, tastiest, spiciest barbecue sauce you’ll ever have. And it’s healthy! Trust me; have I steered you wrong yet? It even looks cute in a mason jar, perched atop a stack of coffee table books and old magazines.
I swear I saw tears in B’s eyes as he chowed down on his marinated shrimp and green beans last night. He was in love! Or maybe he’s still in disbelief that such a gorgeous woman is cooking him such delicious meals? Ah, they were probably tears from the heat; this sauce is not for the faint of heart. It’s got kick that leaves fire on your lips and tongue — in a good way, that makes you want to keep going, licking every last drop off your fingers. You can tone it down if you like by adding more brown sugar and ketchup — but why ruin all the fun?
Chrissy Teigen says it’s still the most searched/most talked about recipe on her blog, even though she posted it back in August of 2011. And homegirl’s got a pretty serious arsenal of recipes. Anyway she suggested making enough to freeze for later, so I decided to make a jar of it since I already had all the ingredients. I’m going away with my girls this weekend so I’ll bring it with me and use it when I make that mexican salad with shrimp on top. So the recipe below is for one serving (enough to coat whatever fish or meat you choose, for two-three people) but if you’d like to follow my (and Chrissy’s) lead — just quadruple the servings.
I’m all about homemade sauces and dressings, because they are so much healthier. The ones you buy in a store — even the “healthy” ones — are loaded with so much sugar and salt. Homemade tastes so much better, too. I just whipped up a jar of my super secret spicy dressing last night that I’m also bringing with me this weekend to feed my girls; I’ll share that recipe with you when I get back. So stay tuned. Let’s be done with store-bought sauces and dressings!