Kermit’s Great Burger Sauce

Yield: 1/3-cup


2 chipolte chilies in adobo
Adobo sauce, to taste
3 1/4 teaspoons Kermit’s Key Lime Juice (more to taste)
1/4-cup good quality mayonnaise (like Hellmann’s)
Kosher salt


Using a blender, puree the chilies and Key Lime juice until smooth.
Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in the mayonnaise
Season with salt, to taste
Refrigerate until ready to serve

This sauce is simply great on a hamburger!  This sauce is a little spicy and has a wonderful smoked flavor.

Key Lime juice enhances flavors.  You may not taste the Key Lime juice, but it is providing a real flavor boost.

The chipolte chilies are quite spicy and so is the sauce.  For a milder sauce, use a single chili.  For a spicier sauce add more of the Adobo sauce.

Simple Key Lime Tartar Sauce

Yield: quantity as desired


Kermit’s Key Lime Citrus Salsa
Good quality mayonnaise (like Hellmann’s)


Adjusting quantities to taste, mix a good quality mayonnaise with Key Lime Citrus Salsa for a great tartar sauce.

Key Lime Bourbon Turkey Glaze

From Kermit’s Kitchen

Yields 2 1/4 cups; less when using Vanilla extract

This recipe uses either bourbon or vanilla extract to achieve the same great flavor.  The glaze is excellent for a whole turkey, a turkey breast, chicken, or when roasting chicken pieces.

A half-cup of the glaze added to giblet gravy makes for great flavor and a memorable meal.


1-cup bourbon
1/3-cup Vanilla extract
2/3-cup Kermit’s Key Lime Syrup
2/3-cup ketchup
1/3-cup soy sauce
2 Tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger
2 Tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar


Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
Brush the glaze over the turkey during the last 15 minutes of roasting.

Ginger Cranberry Sauce

From Kermit’s Kitchen

Serves 12

This recipe takes advantage of the goodness of cranberries, the great taste of Florida oranges, and the ability of Key Lime juice to heighten flavors.

Ginger Cranberry Sauce freezes well or can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.  These characteristics make this an ideal holiday dish.


1 pound (about 4 cups) fresh cranberries, picked over and rinsed
2 cups Kermit’s Key Lime Syrup
Finely grated zest of 1 Florida orange
1/2-cup fresh Florida orange juice
2 Tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop open, about 10 minutes.  Note: Watch the clock.  Cooking this sauce for more than 10 minutes is too long.

Skim any foam from the surface with a metal spoon.  Let cool.

Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 months.  Freezes well.  Note: If prepared ahead and frozen, defrost the cranberries the day before serving.

Serving suggestion: Ginger Cranberry Sauce is a fine accompaniment to a holiday meal.  The dish goes exceptionally well with Turkey, Duck, or Capon.

Homemade Applesauce

From Kermit’s Kitchen

Serves 4 to 6

Homemade applesauce is an easy to make special treat.  Recipe may be doubled.


2 Granny Smith apples
Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons sugar (may need more, depending on the ripeness of the apples)
2 teaspoons Kermit’s Key Lime Syrup


Peel and core apples.  Cut into uniform slices
In medium sized saucepan, add water and apple slices
Heat pan on high until the apples begin to sizzle, then turn burner to low and cover.
After about 20 minutes, stir the apples to insure uniform doneness
When the apples are cooked (they will mash easily), add sugar and syrup.|
Mix thoroughly

Note: Apples will vary in ripeness and in their water content.  Less ripe apples may require more water when cooking.  They may also require more sugar.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve warm or chilled.  Homemade applesauce is a great side dish with ham or pork.  As a dessert, it is terrific all by itself or as a topping for vanilla ice cream.