When I was still single, I never liked cooking. My Mom wold always told me that my husband would leave me if I don't start learning to love cooking. So when I met my husband and he proposed to me, I got worried and told him that I don't know how to cook! I mean I can cook some stuff but not much. MY husband said, it's not a problem at all so I said, okay! In fact one of my best friends told my husband (boyfriend then) that the only menu I know how to cook is noodles lol. I am glad he did not get discouraged hahaha.
But anyway, I was given an opportunity to try four bottles of Kristian Regále sparkling beverages. I think I am becoming a fan of Swedish products. First I love the clogs that was made in Sweden and now these beverages are just my kind of thing. They sent me four flavors, peach, apple, pomegranate-apple, and the black currant.
I was more drawn to the black currant as it is not the typical flavor that you always encounter in a beverage. Well, maybe it is, I just do not notice as I seldom buy juice like these. As part of the agreement that we have, I have to come up with a recipe/s using these beverages. Reading the features of black currant, I learned that it is tart and stringent. So I thought of creating a BBQ sauce using the black currant juice as the base in making the sauce. Here's what came up with:
1 1/2 cup of KR black currant juice.
1/2 cup of ketchup for color
1/2 teaspoon of Golden Nugget Garlic
1/3 cornstarch for thickening agent
1/4 cup of brown sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Pour the Black Currant juice in a skillet and let it simmer in a medium heat.
2. Add the brown sugar. When the sugar has dissolved, add the the ketchup, followed by the corn starch.
Oh my, I tell you, the astringency of the black currant create a very unique flavor to the sauce I just created. I am pleasantly surprised by the outcome.
I made some pork BBQ on a stick to try the sauce. Here's the procedure.
1. Pre-cooked the pork by boiling water and adding a pork cube in it. (I used the 1 lb. stew meat so I don't have to slice them up).
2. When the meat is done, I put them in skewers.
3. Coated it with the Black Currant BBQ sauce using a brush.
4. Bake it for ten minutes at a 350 degreee heat in the oven.
Bonappetit! My husband and kids love the BBQ! MY husband even compared the sauce to the BBQ sauce that we normally buy from the store. Hooray, my experimentation in the kitchen has paid off!
We ate our BBQ with rice and steamed beans from my garden and fermented cabbage or kimchee for me.
You can check them out through the link I have provided above or you can LIKE their Facebook page. Thank you so much Kristian Regale for the opportunity of working with you and trying your light and crisp tastes sparkling juice beverages. Love them! I will be exploring the other flavor next time so tune in.
Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions being expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.