There's more to fruit than just desserts! Make this Cherry BBQ sauce on it's own, or pair with deliciousFlank Steak Skewers and have the best cookout of the season.
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
2 pounds cherries, halved and pitted
2 tbspColavita Extra Virgin Californian or Fruttato Private Selection Olive Oil
4-5 sundried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cupColavita balsamic vinegar
2 tbsplight brown sugar
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1Heat the Colavita Olive Oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
2Add the shallots, sun-dried tomatoes and a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper and sauté until the shallots are translucent (around 5 minutes). Add the sugar, stir, then add the balsamic vinegar and cherries and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cherries are tender and hot through and the mixture is thickened—about 10-15 minutes.
3While the sauce is simmering, stir it every now and then. Feel free to mash the cherries a bit, to break them up. Add the lemon juice, stir, then remove from the heat.
4Place the sauce in a measuring cup or bowl and set aside. You can make this a day ahead and store it in the refrigerator.