From Joan of Port Townsend

Grilled slices of pineapple with Chicaoji and a squeeze of lime juice.

Pretty self explanatory!


A few drops of Chicaoji can make a bowl of water into nourishing soup;  a pleasant addition to any variation on “Stone Soup.” I don’t think it matters what kind of soup you have, a bit of Chicaoji can be a nice complement to the flavor.

Grilled pineapple

Peel pineapple and slice the whole fruit into “wheels”

Lay out pineapple on grill and brush/spread on the Chicaoji

Flip wheels and do the other side, if you want

Grill as long as desired (We like to blacken the pineapple a bit)

This makes a great cold snack for the next day

BBQ Sauce

from Tina A.

1 part Chicaoji + 2 parts blackberry jam (or raspberry) = the best BBQ sauce ever!

Chicaoji red beer

From Christine

My husband loves Chicaoji on everything, but has recently stumbled on a another great use: a tablespoon or two in a light pilsner beer makes for a tasty “red beer.” Yum!

Stuffed baked onions

Drops of Chcaoji on the top of the onion. Herkullista!

From Majukka in Finland:


boil the onions

cut them half when cooled

use the spoon to make the onions as bowls

fill them with stuff

cover with cheese

bake them in the oven

Chicaoji Chili

From Johnny

My improvised Chicaoji Chili recipe from yesterday – Turned out really well.

  • 3 cups dry black beans (soaked overnight)
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 quart of my friend Jennifer’s canned tomatoes and zucchini
  • 1/4 cup Chicaoji sauce (makes it mild. if you like it hotter double or triple that)
  • 1/2 lb grass-fed organic local ground beef
  • Enough water to get the right consistency
  • Throw it all in a crock pot for a few hours.

That’s it. No other spices. Just the Chicaoji.