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Alchohol themed Recipes?

chrisinroch Mar 12, 2008 07:03 PM

Friend is turning 40 and asks that we bring a dish with a boozy theme. I did a thing that I called "tequila mockingbird" (chicken marinated in margita mix overnight and then grilled) but I wont have access to a grill. Foods that travel (15 minutes) and reheat well would be good.


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    pamd RE: chrisinroch Mar 12, 2008 07:15 PM

    Are you only looking for a main course dish- or sides & desserts too?
    JD works great with chicken.

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      AndyP RE: chrisinroch Mar 12, 2008 07:57 PM

      Hey chrisinroch,

      How about a "beef bourbonignon"? Just substitute the cognac with some good bourbon. Will probably play nicely with the hearty red wine.


      1. AnneInMpls RE: chrisinroch Mar 12, 2008 09:48 PM

        How much booze does the dish need to have? If it's just an ingredient (rather than enough to get everyone drunk :-), it sounds like a case for Paulette Mitchell's cookbook, "The Spirited Vegetarian". I love this cookbook! Every recipe calls for booze in some form.

        I wish I could recommend a specific recipe, but I haven't actually cooked much from it (I've just used it as inspiration). But here are some links to online recipes from this cookbook:

        Mushroom-Almond Pate (with Sherry)

        Sweet Potato Stew (with Sherry)

        Rainbow Pepper Pasta (with Merlot)

        Pear and Almond Tart (with Amaretto)

        Triple Chocolate-Cassis Brownies

        Berries Royale with Cassis and Champagne (best in the summer)

        I would recommend jello shots, but I'm sure someone else will bring some...


        1. chef chicklet RE: chrisinroch Mar 12, 2008 11:25 PM

          Penne and chicken with vodka tomato cream sauce

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            chrisinroch RE: chrisinroch Mar 13, 2008 08:32 AM

            Anything but a dessert is welcome. It got bumped due to illness, now its on for April

            1. chowser RE: chrisinroch Mar 13, 2008 09:18 AM

              Use this mojito marinade:


              I'd try it on pork shoulder/boston butt and do it in the crockpot.

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                nemo RE: chrisinroch Mar 13, 2008 11:49 AM

                OMG that is such a great name! You should try to make it work. Maybe do kebobs and grill at home, serve room temp at the party. Or take marinated kebobs to the party and broil them or grill pan them stovetop.

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                  porceluna RE: chrisinroch Mar 13, 2008 12:57 PM

                  I don't have any recipes for it, but I do know there's a traditional italian pasta dish that cooks spaghetti in red wine--turns it deep red and is beautiful.

                  1. soypower RE: chrisinroch Mar 13, 2008 01:17 PM

                    how about thai drunken noodles? http://www.desertmodernism.com/blog/2...

                    they don't have any alcohol in them, but they do make you want to drink...:o)

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