Vietnamese Pineapple Shrimp Bbq Sauce

Course : BBQ Sauce
Serves: 1
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2 tablespoons peanut oil
3 cloves garlic
1 small shallot -- minced
1 medium serrano chili -- seeded and minced
6 ounces shrimp -- cleaned, finely chopped
2 cups fresh pineapple -- finely chopped
1 cup pineapple juice
3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
1 tablespoon Vietnamese chili sauce -- or to taste OR Asian chili sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice OR rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro -- chopped
1 dash salt -- if desired

Preparation / Directions:

1. Heat oil in a wok or sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic, shallots and chili, and stir-fry until they just begin to brown, about 1 minute. Add shrimp, and stir-fry until opaque, 2 minutes. Stir in the pineapple and pineapple juice, and bring to a boil. 2. Stir in the fish sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, pepper, sugar and cilantro, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is thick and richly flavored, 3 minutes. If desired, add pinch of salt or dash of chili sauce. Puree sauce in a food processor. Serve at room temperature. Yield: 2 cups.

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