Turkey with Cherry-Fennel Barbecue Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Servings ( 2 cups [ 480 ml ] Barbecue Sauce)
    • Difficulty


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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

  • About

The best barbecue sauces are a carefully balanced blend of fruity, acidic, sweet, and hot notes. Here the combination of sour cherries and sweet Bings is perfect for grilled turkey, though you can pair it with any kind of meat. (It makes a mean pulled pork.)


Cherry-Fennel Barbecue Sauce

  • ½ lb [230 g] pitted fresh or frozen sour cherries
  • ½


To make the barbecue sauce: In a blender or food processor, combine the cherries, onion, mustard, vinegar, peppercorns, fennel seeds, and chile powder and pulse on high speed until smooth. Transfer to a heavy medium saucepan and stir in the jaggery and salt. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the jaggery is completely dissolved and the mixture starts to bubble. Remove from