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Cooking with Alcohol: Holiday Recipes

Food
12.08.2008

Christmas Cookies

Alcohol really does make everything better. While you may want to drink it if you just lost your lover or your job, here are a few booze applications to make plates taste better this holiday season.

Rum Cookies: Idiot proof! Get a roll of pre-made cookie dough and mix 5oz. of rum into the dough. Then make your cookies. Rum cookies will make you look sophisticated for the women.

Baked Ham

Baked Ham: A holiday classic, with ten minutes left in the oven lightly brush Southern Comfort all over the ham.

Steak

Jack Daniels Steak: Yes I’ve stolen this one from TGI Friday’s, but at home you can use good steaks and the only vintage junk you have to stare at will be your own. The night before throw two good steaks in a plate or Pyrex. Pour 2oz. over each steak and let ’em sit. If you really want to rip off the restaurant mix a drop of Teriyaki or “sweet balsamic reduction” into the whiskey. The next day cook the steak by whichever means you want- don’t dry ’em out!

Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken: This works with all forms of chicken – tenders, breast meat, wings, etc. Make a Bourbon sauce by mixing two-thirds Bourbon and one third soy sauce. At your discretion add a drop or two of Tabasco, or maybe some minced garlic. Cook your chicken and pour your sauce over it when you are about 3 minutes from being done.

There you have it. Fool-proof formulas to make your food instantly fancy. Again, none of these recipes will have you seeing doubles, but might extend your life span by up to three dates per woman.



Comments

  1. Katie | Tuesday, December 9, 2008

    I’ve actually worked out the “Jack Daniels Glaze” that TGIF uses after several R&D sessions in the kitchen (and lots of steak and shrimp!)….I can post it tomorrow if you want, cuz the recipe is home and I’m at work!


  2. Mutineer Magazine | Tuesday, December 9, 2008

    Definitely post the recipe, we would like to see it.


  3. Katie | Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Jack Daniels Sauce
    1 head of garlic
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    2/3 C water
    1 C pineapple juice
    1/4 C teriyaki sauce
    1 Tbsp soy sauce
    1 C brown sugar
    3 Tbsp lemon juice
    3 Tbsp minced onion
    1 Tbsp Jack Daniels
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

    Cut about 1/2-inch off of top of garlic, and bottom a little if needed for it to sit upright. Put garlic into piece of aluminum foil, drizzle olive oil over it, and gather foil at top to cover tightly. Bake in a preheated 325° oven for 1 hour. Remove garlic and let it cool. Combine water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Stir occasionally until mixture boils then reduce heat until mixture is just simmering. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Squeeze the sides of the head of garlic so that the cloves sqeeze out. Measure 2 teaspoons into the saucepan and whisk to combine. Let mixture simmer for 35-45 minutes or until sauce has reduced by about 1/2 and is thick and syrupy. Make sure it doesn’t boil over!!!


  4. Brian | Friday, December 12, 2008

    No Asbsinthe recipes?


  5. Brian | Friday, December 12, 2008

    Absinthe .. woops :)


  6. Katie | Monday, December 15, 2008

    nope, brian….can’t stomach the stuff!


  7. cris | Sunday, November 15, 2009

    Great food, Great site!



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