Quince BBQ Sauce

If you can’t find a quince, an apple works just as well.

Ingredients

1 quince, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1 hot pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
6 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
6 dates, pitted
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 cups vegetable stock
Salt to taste

Cook the chopped quince, onion and chili in a dry pan for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the paprika and tomato paste and cook until the paste darkens for about another minute or two. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until reduced by half. Allow to cool and blend until smooth.

This is a tasty sauce to have with so many things. I particularly like it with roasted veggies. It keeps for a week in the fridge.