Guess #whatsfordinner tomorrow 7/1/2016 its a #party


Tomorrow night we will be going a going away party for some friends. I saw this really cool idea for Deviled Eggs with Bacon Jam and Pancetta. I really wanted to give it a try but didn’t have time to order the Bacon Jam online. So I started looking at recipes and came up with an idea of my own for what I am going to call Bourbon Street Deviled Eggs. So far i have gotten as far as boiling the eggs and making the Bourbon Street Bacon Jam (as I am going to call it)

Here’s the recipe so far.(I’ll let you know how it turns out)

1 lbs Smoked Bacon 1 teaspoon ground ginger
4 ounces soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/8 cup bourbon
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 medium onion diced

First I fried the bacon until crisp and then crumbled it.

Next using 2 tablespoons of reserved bacon grease I caramelized the onion
Everything was then placed into a blender, except for enough bacon crumbles to use as garnish, and processed until smooth
Then the mixture was placed back into the frying pan and reduced until it was the desired thickness.
At this point I tasted it and thought it was a bit salty and just a little bitter so I added.

1/2 cup white sugar (I ran out of brown sugar)
1/4 cup bourbon
3/8 cup water

Next is was cooked down to evaporate the alcohol.
Rather than reduce it further, I was afraid that would just reconcentrate the salt, I decided to thicken it with a bit of cornstarch. I simply mixed up a slurry of 1 tablespoon each of water and cornstarch added it the mixture and heated until it thickened.

 Once the project is complete we will post pictures and let you know how it all turns out.

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/28/2016 its #asian


Day two our “Asian Theme Week” dinners. Tonight was again a Thai dish.

 

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/27/2016 its #asian


Tonight we tried the first of our “Asian Theme Week” dinners. Tonight we had a Thai inspired version of a classic Chinese dish.

This was a great fit because we love Thai food. The only thing about Thai cuisine is being careful with the peppers. We do have sensitive palates in the house.
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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/24/2016 its #latino


Final day of our “Latin Theme Week” dinners. Its been fun to try new dishes

Tonight our culinary adventure brought us home to the United States. Specifically, Texas, for classic Tex-Mex cuisine.

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/23/2016 its #latino


Day 4 of our “Latin Theme Week” dinners. Just one day left for this menu. That’s kind of sad. Its been fun to try new dishes

Tonight our culinary adventure took us to back to Mexico. One of the classic dishes from mexico, one of either  Puebla, Oaxaca, or Tlaxcala, is Mole’. Mole’ is an ancient work for mix which is appropriate as it is a mixture of chili’s, chocolate, and various spices.

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/22/2016 its #latino


Day 3 of our “Latin Theme Week” dinners.

Tonight our culinary adventure took us to Peru thanks to Natascha of  Natascha’s Palace. This dinner tonight incorporates just one of the many recipes on her site. You should take a look a her site.

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/16/2016 its #mexican


So tonight we get the benefit of the ‘Batch Grilling’ we did earlier this week. Also we love Mexican food! So tonight was Mexican night again. We had parts of this menu before. And as usual we love it. Tonight we had Chicken Black Bean and Avocado Salad. This is a really easy meal when you are in the mood for something light yet satisfying. With the grilled chicken from earlier this week there Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/16/2016 its #mexican”

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole’


Submitted on 6/13/2016 by John for Latin week (week starting 6/19/2016)

Author bio: Contributing Author for JaquesKitchen.com

Recipe country of origin Mexico

Description: Mole’ is a traditional Mexican dish. It is made with an interesting and delicious combination of chili and chocolate. This dish is ideal for a slow cooker yielding a dark rich sauce of complex flavors that are irresistible.

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