[Cover photo by Marg @Cayman Designs.] Even when the alcohol evaporates away during cooking it leaves that extra oomph of flavor. Here are some recipes made with the hard stuff—whisky, brandy, gin, rum, vodka and tequila. (See also my cookbook Cooking With Liqueurs for recipes with the SWEET and hard stuff.)
Posted by Juliet B. Robinson in Another Taste of Palm Beach. Great name! "With this leg of lamb, have butcher remove skin and excess fat, quarter 2 cloves of garlic and insert in outer lamb with point of sharp knife. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
A really fruity & spicy bread pudding which has a drop of brandy in it too! There are quite a few bread pudding recipes around, but this is the one I always make - it was my grandmother's recipe and I remember eating this at her house when I was little! I added the brandy one Christmas when I made this as a last minute Christmas-type pudding! You don't have to add the brandy - just add the fruit with the other ingredients, after the bread has been soaked in milk. Serve warm as a dessert with cream, ice-cream or custard. You used to be able to buy these in a local bakery where my grandmother lived - they were sold cold, I always prefer mine warm, but it's up to you!
This is a very quick and easy recipe that will impress everyone. The shrimp is rather spicy but the cilantro and tangyness of the rice mixture nicely balances the spicy seasonings. This recipe came from the July 2002 Cooking Light magazine.
Necessity is the mother of invention. I have a collection of blended whisky in the house that my husband refuses to drink, single malt snob that he is. He claimed the stuff was only good for paint thinner or rust remover. Not so. With a little help from Toolie who sent me some maple syrup from Canada, I invented a chicken dish that made everyone happy all around.
Original recipe was from the Food Network courtesy of Emeril. Changed the recipe a bit to fit our tastebuds and let me just say, this is a terrific way to make shrimp. Presentation is good enough for a dinner party.