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At Dirk's
we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....

  Guava Balsamic Glaze/BBQ Sauce
  • This sauce is so good you just want to eat it with a spoon! Originally for scallops, we found it to be good on halibut and sturgeon too. Even try it on your next batch of chicken or ribs, it's Terry-fic!
  • Make a batch and store it in the refrigerator to have on hand.

  • 3/4 cup onion, finely processed or grated
  • 10 ounces guava paste (Goya brand comes in a can which you can find in the Hispanic food aisle at most stores)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, finely processed or grated
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon hot smoked paprika

  • Heat olive oil in saucepan, add onion and garlic, cook on medium heat about 5 minutes. Cube guava paste, add to pan with balsamic vinegar, Reduce temperature to low. Simmer until guava melts down to a thick liquid, about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste, paprika, and salt. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes, remove from heat.
  • This recipe yields enough to cover about 2 to 3 pounds of fish (or meat). Enjoy!
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