Saturday, June 02, 2007

Maple Bourbon Marinade

Sometimes when I cook for the week, I just make large portions of one dish. A favorite of mine is baked chicken drumsticks/thighs, which is easy to prepare, yet tastes great. What better way to prepare the chicken, than to make your own marinade, which tastes infinitely better than any store bought brand.

This would also go well for BBQ meats, but alas, I have no grill.

Maple Bourbon Marinade

(Makes enough marinade for ~ 24 drumsticks)

- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 large yellow onions
- 2-3 Tbsp parsley
- 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 200 mL (~ 0.8 cups) bourbon whiskey
- 2/3 cup Grade A maple syrup
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1 oz butter

  1. Add butter to pan, sautee chopped garlic cloves and yellow onions.
  2. Add in parsley, mustard, sautee for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add in whiskey, maple syrup, and red wine. Bring to boil, then let simmer ~ 20 minutes.
  4. Blend in food processor.
  5. Marinade meat in finished product overnight, or at least 6-8 hours.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 1/2 hour; brush with sauce, then bake at 350 for rest of 1/2 hour, or until marrow is translucent. (It depends on how good your oven is, mine is a bit weak, so I need to bake for longer.)


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