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This Sauce…Like, Whoa

June 25, 2012

There are actually very few recipes that I come up with that give me the urge to simply write, “MAKE. THIS. NOW.”

This sauce is one of them.

After our trip to the market on Thursday, we ended up with a plethora of blueberries and basil.  Thus, THE SAUCE was born.  And we’ve never been the same since.

Blackberry Basil Sauce


1 tbsp. butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp. fresh basil, chiffonade or finely minced

1/2 cup white wine

1 cup fresh blackberries

1 tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt


In a saucepot, melt butter.  Add garlic and basil and cook for about a minute.  Add the remaining ingredients, stirring well and macerating some of the berries with the back of a wooden spoon (you can mash more or less, depending on how thick you want the sauce).  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for another 5-10 minutes.

SO easy.  And SO good.


We served ours over salmon, which was amazing, but I think it would also go really well over chicken or pork, or even ice cream—whoa.



Seriously.  MAKE.  THIS. NOW.

And have a good Monday.  🙂

11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2012 12:24 pm

    Soooo…I have a pint of currants that I might try this with. I’ve never bought currants in my life but they’re part of the CSA this week and I just can’t think of anything to do with them besides sauce! I hope it works just as well as the blackberries 🙂

  2. June 25, 2012 12:58 pm

    Wow! I bet that is amazing!!! Perfect for salmon. I am on it. 🙂

  3. June 25, 2012 1:15 pm

    This looks amazing, I must try a veganized version on tempeh – yum!

  4. June 25, 2012 1:45 pm

    Blackberry basil sauce!! On fish!! I can picture the divine combination in my mouth as I read this 😉

  5. June 25, 2012 2:41 pm

    i WANT THIS NOW! sounds incredible!

  6. June 25, 2012 3:10 pm

    Oh awesome – that looks fantastic!

  7. June 25, 2012 4:54 pm

    I want to put it on chicken!

  8. June 25, 2012 5:21 pm

    yes that sauce is like whoa!! love it!

  9. June 25, 2012 5:46 pm

    Mmmmmm—-looks amazing! I’m thinking over vanilla bean ice cream is the way to my heart 🙂

  10. June 25, 2012 7:15 pm

    That looks so delicious! I immediately thought “pork tender”, but I’ll bet the salmon was awesome. Can’t wait to try it!

  11. goodeatsgirl permalink
    June 29, 2012 9:54 pm

    Love this! I agree…it sounds like it would be tasty on anything!!!

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