Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Jorge served the Basil Cornmeal Muffins with a tangy sauce using fruits and vegetables that are in season. It was the season of strawberry and rhubarb.

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (5)

The Strawberry and Rhubarb Sauce is very appetizing. It can be served warm or cold. The basil in the muffin goes well with strawberry.


  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 stick of rhubarb, diced
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Source: Jorge Viduenez

Prep time: 10 minutes;  Cook time: 10 minutes;  Serves 12


Mice en Place:

  • spatula
  • stainless steel pan
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (1)Jorge demonstrated how to dice the rhubarb. First, cut the rhubarb into 2 or 3 sections for easy handling. Then cut each sections into 4 strips, lengthwise.
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (2)Gather the strips together and cut on the width to create dice.
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (3)Dice the strawberries.
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (6)In a stainless steel pan, place the strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and lemon juice.
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (4)Boil on medium heat until the juices are syrupy. Taste and add more sugar or lemon juice if needed.

Remove from the stove and let it cool.

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  1. etranger

    Is rhubarb ever used in Pacific Rim cooking? I’ve been eating it since I was a kid, but never see it at any restaurants. Seems like an acquired taste.

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