Guava Balsamic Glaze/BBQ Sauce


  • 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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