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Apr 23, 2011 02:03 PM

Cooking with whiskey/whisky/bourbon/scotch

I have a bottle of bourbon I'd like to get rid of, and thought - hey! What better theme for a potluck than whiskey? Any good recipes you know of that incorporate whiskey? I'm focusing on the main dish, but other ideas are appreciated.

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  1. I make a dish called Dublin Lawyer that uses Irish whiskey but probably any type could work. You saute lightly steamed pieces of lobster in butter, then set aside, add whiskey and flame, add cream fraiche or heavy cream, reduce until it coats the back of a spoon and then add lobster back to warm it up. Makes a great first course with watercress on the side.

    1. I sometimes sear a steak in a cast iron pan, then finish the steak in the pan and deglaze the pan with a good quality bourbon and prepare a pan gravy. Good stuff ...

      1. Bourbon's good in barbecue sauces.

        1. I've had delicious bread puddings with whiskey & bourbon sauces. And although I've never made it, there are also recipes for Shrimp with Whiskey Sauce. Do a websearch & you'll come up with several recipes for both.

          1. Mmm! I love maple bourbon bbq sauce, bourbon whipped cream on desserts, and bourbon in gravy. Bourbon fan over here.