Catbird is a woman-owned sauce company led by New Orleans-born founder and chef, Bridget Meagher, who has made Virginia her home. With deep roots in the food and restaurant worlds, Bridget grew up in the hot sauce capital of the world and knows how to produce delectable, handcrafted sauces at her farm just west of Charlottesville. Enhancing the taste of local, sustainably farmed ingredients by naturally fermenting and aging her sauces is Bridget's number one priority. “My goal is to create crave-worthy flavors that will transform your food experience. Catbird is on a mission to deliver next level sauces to people who love to eat and cook." She can't wait to show you how to create something new in your kitchen with her sauces from Catbird!
"We are honored to let you know that your Sriracha Hot Sauce received one of the top scores in our 2020 Good Food Awards Blind Tasting. Our judges tasted nearly 2,000 entries this year, so yours is an impressive achievement." -The Good Food Foundation
"Catbird's Vahotcha Sriracha is to die for... If you’re a hot sauce lover, there is no better souvenir from this quaint little foodie city. Charlottesville’s best restaurants have an enduringly local appeal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some of the flavor home with you."
"I just purchased some of your deliciousness...and now I want to send a gift to friends from your website store."
"Your sauces are so bleeping good! I wanna text you every time I use them, but that would be annoying."
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Our Double Chocolate Caramel Sauce is 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 is in making it shelf stable without preservatives. And although it tastes sinfully rich, it’s only 65 calories per tablespoon- half the calories of olive oil. We combine premium, fair trade chocolates with our house made salted caramel to produce this sublime concoction. Heat to just warm and pourable and then drizzle on ice cream, cake, or fresh berries. You'll be singing in the Catbird chorus!View
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.
CAST IRON BBQ CHICKEN
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
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.