What’s Cooking with Melissa?

Sometimes after I’ve thawed out meat like chicken or pork, I don’t feel like having the same old, same old. I’m sure many of you understand. On those nights I like to prepare sauces to spruce up the meat. Today’s recipe is for one of those sauces.

Polynesian Sauce

1 cup barbecue sauce (I use our favorite original recipe bbq sauce)

1 cup crushed pineapple with juice

1/4 cup onion, chopped fine

1/4 cup red/green bell peppers, chopped

1 tsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. minced garlic

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut (optional)

In a medium size saucepan on low heat, mix together barbecue sauce, crushed pineapple with juice, onion, peppers, soy sauce, minced garlic and salt. In a small bowl whisk together cold water and cornstarch until completely dissolved, then stir into barbecue mixture. Increase heat to medium and cook until thickened, stir occasionally.

*I like to serve this over chicken or pork and with rice. Add some veggies and it makes a great, tasty, quick supper! 

**I listed coconut as optional because our family prefers this sauce without it, and I wanted people to know it’s great with or without!