Orange-Morita Chili Glaze

Posted on November 22nd, 2016, in Entrées and Sides, Recipe Videos, Recipes, Sweet Chefs.



  • 1/2 tsp. SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener
  • 1 oz. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. shallots, minced
  • 1 tsp. garlic, sliced or minced
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 Morita chili, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. adobo spice rub
  • 3 oz. butter, unsalted


In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté shallots for 1 minute or until shallots become translucent. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute to allow the garlic to bloom. Add the adobo spice and crushed chili, sautéing for 30 seconds. Then add the orange and pomegranate juices. Bring all ingredients to a boil and reduce heat to medium-high.

Continue reducing ingredients to glaze consistency; approximately 20 minutes. Strain the glaze and return to the saucepan. Just prior to serving, stir in the butter until fully incorporated and add SweetLeaf® to complete your glaze. Use spoon to drizzle glaze over dish for taste.

Serves: 6

Recipe courtesy of Chef Russell Michel, executive chef at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.