Perhaps you have figured this out by now, but we love a big hunk of roasted meat around here. So we get pretty excited when barbeques season finally arrives. Here in Michigan, it lasts for about 5 minutes, so we take full advantage. I came up with this dipping sauce a few years ago and we fell madly in love. The charred vegetables give it a smoky flavor that is so addictive! This sauce is great on any kind of meat or fish. I particularly love it on kabobs. Mmmmm kabobs….
Sugar Free Roasted Dipping Sauce
3/4 lb cherry tomatoes
8 cloves garlic
6 chile peppers, stemmed ( we like Serrano or jalapeno)
2 shallots, halved
1/2 red pepper, seeded
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp fish sauce
1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
- Place vegetables (tomato, garlic, chiles, shallots and peppers) on hot barbecue grill (or broiler) for 8 -10 minutes until blackened and charred.
- Place garlic, chiles, shallots and peppers in food processor.
- Pulse until chunky
- Add tomatoes, pulse until incorporated, but not pureed
- Stir in cilantro, fish sauce and salt.
Serve warm or cold alongside your favorite barbecued meat. This is a very versatile sauce. We have used it with grilled steak, pork loin, kabobs, shrimp, bass, trout, and chicken. It is also great served with any Mexican dish!
Let me know what you think!