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Jalapeño-Ginger Glaze

  • TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: MAKES ABOUT 3/4 CUP
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This spicy glaze is a great holiday present for anyone who relishes a quick hit of heat. Refrigerate it for up to one week.

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  1. 1 scallion, white and tender green only, minced
  2. 1 garlic clove, minced
  3. 1/2 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar
  5. Salt
  6. 1/2 cup hot pepper jelly, preferably jalapeño pepper jelly (6 ounces)
  7. 1 1/2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  1. APPLICATIONS: On a work surface, using the side of a large knife, mash the scallion, garlic and ginger with the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until a coarse paste forms. Transfer the paste to a small saucepan. Stir in the hot pepper jelly and vinegar and bring to a boil. Transfer to a glass jar and let cool.
  2. Brush on chicken, pork chops, spareribs and pork tenderloin during the last few minutes of grilling, broiling or roasting and cook until glossy.