J Bar Chimichurri Sauce

Yield: 12 servings

Red wine, 8 cups
Jaggery, see note, 1 1/2 cups
Balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup
Vanilla bean, split, 1
Lemon grass, chopped , 4-in. piece
Small dried red chile, 1
Black peppercorns, 2 Tbsp.
Dried black figs, 36
Crème fraîche, 2 cups
Small mint sprigs, 12


  1. Combine all ingredients and serve with grilled meat, chicken or fish.