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Kentucky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

BBQ SauceFor a Kentucky bourbon barbecue sauce, simmer some onion and garlic in a couple of cups of bourbon. A slow simmer will soften the onion and garlic, and the bourbon will mellow to buttery richness as the alcohol cooks off.

The foundation of this sauce is ketchup and tomato paste. Sweeten it with brown sugar and molasses, then balance that by adding cider vinegar, pineapple and lemon juice (pineapple and lemon juice are natural complements to bourbon). Add depth with Worcestershire sauce, salt, liquid smoke and dry mustard, then spice it just a bit with a little hot sauce and chile powder.

Slightly sweet, the sauce is perfect mopped over pecan-crusted pork spareribs. Coat the ribs with a seasoned wet rub of Dijon mustard, brown sugar and chopped pecans, then cover and bake them over low heat for two to three hours until they’re meltingly tender. Shortly before they’re done, uncover them and baste them with the barbecue sauce; the sauce will thicken to a beautiful shellac. Serve the ribs hot, with a stack of napkins.

Recipe: Kentucky bourbon barbecue sauce

Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus about 3 hours cooking time for the ribs

Servings: 10 to 12


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Honey Bourbon Salmon Recipe

Ingredients:bourbonsalmon

  • 4 6-oz salmon fillets or steaks
  • 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • S & P, to taste

What’s Next:

First, fire up your grill.

Rinse salmon & pat dry.  Gently place in a large plastic bag.

In a small bowl- stir together bourbon, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, ginger & pepper. Heat in a small saucepan until brown sugar dissolves. Aloow to cool completely.  Pour sauce over salmon into bag.  Marinate in frig for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Get your fish out of the bag, set aside marinade.  Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Place fish on foil, then place the foil onto hot grill.

Grill for 5-7 minutes or until it flakes with a fork while brushing it down with leftover marinade.

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