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OUR STORY

HOW IT STARTED

I MOVED TO VIRGINIA FROM NEW ORLEANS IN THE LATE 70'S AND OPENED ONE OF THE FIRST "NEW CUISINE" RESTAURANTS IN VA IN AN ABANDONED BUILDING ON ROANOKE CITY MARKET CALLED Alexander’s. I WAS A RECENT GRADUATE OF THE CIA IN HYDE OARK IN ADDITION TO APPRENTICESHIPS IN KITCHENS IN NEW ORLEANS AND NYC. MAKING SAUCES FOR MY BUSINESS IS PART OF MY DAILY LIFE AND I'VE DEVELOPED MY OWN CULINARY PALATE THAT HAS BEEN TESTED AND APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC FOR DECADES. IN MAKING SAUCES FOR CATBIRD, I HAVE THE PRIVILAGE TO BOTTLE THOSE FLAVORS AND DELIVER THEM TO YOU.

BRAGGING RIGHTS

At Catbird we make handcrafted sauces with high quality, delicious ingredients adding rich flavor to any dish. Our vegetables and herbs are homegrown on our farm, locally-sourced from our neighbors, or certified fair trade. We are Virginia’s Craft Sauce Company.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SWEET?

I had to bottle the Double Chocolate Caramel Sauce; it’s a combo of the two most popular dessert sauces at my restaurant and as the label says, we’ve made tons of it over the years. The challenge and success of that sauce was in making it shelf stable without preservatives and I succeeded. And although it tastes sinfully rich it’s only 65 calories per tablespoon- half the calories of olive oil.

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CAST IRON BBQ CHICKEN

Ingredients

1 large yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced in half rounds

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs skinless or skin on

5 tablespoons Catbird Vahotcha BBQ Sauce

1 ounce chicken stock or water

Instructions

In a 10 inch diameter cast iron skillet, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and add sliced onion. Saute at medium high heat until translucent, about 10 minutes. Remove onions from pan and reserve.

Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the same skillet, add 1/2 Tablespoon oil to heat and then add seasoned chicken thighs, top down first, and sear on medium high for 5 minutes until well browned. Flip chicken and sear another 3-4 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and spread approximately 2 teaspoons Vahotcha BBQ Sauce on each piece of chicken and then drizzle over any remaining sauce.. Place back over low burner, partially cover, immediately turn off heat and allow to set for about 4 minutes. Sprinkle onions among chicken pieces.

Remove chicken and onions to a platter. Add the 1 ounce of stock or water into the skillet and over low heat, deglaze for about one minute or until the sauce begins to thicken. Pour the sauce over the chicken or serve on the side.