Goji berry BBQ sauce

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions, small dice
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup fresh Goji berries
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Heat oil in a medium sized pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add dijon, berries, and maple syrup and stir to combine.
  4. Add remaining spices and water, and simmer for about 45 minutes.
  5. Puree until smooth.

Braised pork shoulder

  • 1 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of shallots, carrots, and fennel, small diced
  • 1 tbsp black pepper corns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh goji berries
  • 2 tbsp goji berry BBQ sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Bring pork to room temperature, and season liberally with salt. Heat an oven proof sauté pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add oil, and sear pork on all sides until golden brown.
  3. Remove pork from pan, and set aside. In the same pan, add vegetables, peppercorns, bay leaf, goji berries, and BBQ sauce.
  4. Sauté until fragrant, and add white wine, brining to a simmer.
  5. Add pork back into the pan, remove from heat, and cover with a lid or foil.
  6. Braise in oven for about 3 hours, until pork is very tender.
  7. Serve pork with extra BBQ sauce as an entree with roasted root vegetables, or as a sandwich with a crisp slaw.