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I have half a bottle of bourbon left over from my New Year's Eve party and wanted suggestions on how to cook with bourbon. Thanks!

asked by xnowledge over 7 years ago

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Bevi
added over 7 years ago

I love to add bourbon to caramelized onions and then I flame them, to sauces like BBQ sauce, to pot roasts for a sparkle of flavor, and to pumpkin and sweet potato dishes.

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campagnes
added over 7 years ago

This ham glaze is awesome: http://www.epicurious.com...

And ditto on the pumpkin/sweet potato dishes!

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bella s.f.
added over 7 years ago

Bourbon glazed ham is yummy, as are bourbon baked beans.

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ichibanbrianne
added over 7 years ago

I used bourbon to deglaze the searing of a pot roast in olive oil and mustard seed because we had no red wine on hand. To that, I added a liter of beef stock (More than Gourmet), some peppercorns and brought it to a boil. Then chuck in chopped 2 diced potatoes, a can of pureed tomatoes and half a diced onion. After an hour simmering, I added carrots, parsnips, and celery and cooked until tender. The bourbon added an almost bacony flavor to the dish.

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campagnes
added over 7 years ago

This sounds interesting.. Sugary cherries preserved with bourbon.. http://chowhound.chow.com...

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mrslarkin
added over 7 years ago

Well, if it's really yummy bourbon, you should pour it, room temp, into a heavy-bottomed old fashioned glass or snifter, and sip whilst you cook yourself any of the great things mentioned here. Replenish as needed.

It's also good in whipped cream, alongside a slice o pie.

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Verdigris
added over 7 years ago

Serve neat along side chocolate caramel candies.

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drbabs
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Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 7 years ago

Make Maida Heatter's 86-proof chocolate cake:
http://events.nytimes.com...

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avimom
added over 7 years ago

My (Anneliese's) bourbon chicken recipe: http://www.jsonline.com...

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xnowledge
added over 7 years ago

Thank you everyone for all the great ideas I just might have to buy another bottle or two to try out all these recipes.

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nannydeb
added over 7 years ago

I've made this a couple of times and it's wonderful:

http://www.foodnetwork...

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