The Super-Secret Recipe File: Shavon's blackberry barbecue sauce

I got this recipe from Sunset magazine, and decided to try it out one day with about 2 pounds of freshly picked blackberries. Deeeeelicious! I use it on everything now--chicken, beef, pork, etc. Not just for ribs anymore...

1 1/4 cups blackberries (frozen or fresh       1/4 cup catsup
1/4 cup honey       1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup minced fresh ginger       1 tsp pepper
( i used the powdered kind and       1/2 tsp salt (optional)
didn't have a problem)       1-2 (or more) teaspoons hot sauce to taste

In a food processor, whirl the berries til they are pureed. Add hot sauce to taste. Pour into a 1 quart glass measure. Cover loosely with microwave safe plastic wrap, leaving vents for steam. Cook in a microwave at full power, stirring occasionally until berry mix is reduced to 1 1/3 cups, about 8 minutes. Use as needed.

Note: This stuff freezes well, too.

[Clara's note: I asked Shavon about how much powdered ginger to use, and she replied insouciantly, "A quarter cup, I guess." One could almsot see the shrug.... Measure at your own risk!]

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