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Great Valentine Recipes for a dinner at home.

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Valentines Day Menu
Makes 1 dozen oysters
Contributed by Chef Edward Lee
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 garlic clove, lightly smashed
1 Tbsp Bluegrass Soy Sauce
2 tsps Kentucky Bourbon
2 tsps rice vinegar
¼ tsp Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt
1/8 tsp Bourbon Smoked Pepper
12 oysters, scrubbed clean
2 tsps chives, chopped for garnish
1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over high
heat. Drop in garlic clove, reduce heat to
medium and cook butter until it looks brown
and starts to smell nutty and fragrant. Remove
from heat. Spoon the clear brown butter into a
small bowl, leaving the milk solids behind. Add
the soy sauce, bourbon, rice vinegar, salt and
pepper. Whisk well to combine. Set aside.
2. Preheat a grill or grill pan on high. Grill oysters
directly on grill until they pop open, about
5-8 minutes. Remove the top half shell, being
careful to reserve juices. Place on serving
plate. Drizzle with the brown butter vinaigrette
and garnish with chives. Serve immediately.
Bourbon Barrel Foods
Serves 2
1 tsp Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt
1 tsp Bourbon Smoked Citrus Pepper
3 Tbsp all-purpose our
4 thin chicken cutlets (about ¾ pound total)
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ cup reduced sodium chicken broth
½ can (7 ounces) artichoke hearts packed in water,
drained and quartered
1½ Tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp butter
4 ounces angel hair pasta
¼ cup parsley leaves, chopped
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 lemon wedges, for garnish
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In a small saucepan, add about an inch of water and
bring it to a simmer. Place a small, heatproof bowl over the
saucepan and add the chocolate, butter and a pinch of
smoked salt. Over low heat, cook just until the chocolate
melts. Remove from heat. Stir to combine.
Spoon ¼ of the chocolate into the egg yolk mixture and
mix just until combined. Pour this mixture into the remaining
chocolate and place over the simmering water in the saucepan. Add the vanilla extract. Stirring constantly,
cook over low heat for two minutes or until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool for a few
minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into the cooled chocolate mixture. Gently fold in the remaining egg
whites. Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream, being careful not to over mix. Pour the
mixture into two serving cups or bowls and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours.
To serve, sprinkle top with a pinch of smoked sea salt, a dollop of whipped
cream and smoked cacao nibs.
* this recipe easily doubles to make 4 servings
1. Set a medium pot of salted water to boil. Place our in a shallow dish. Season cutlets with Bourbon Smoked
Sea Salt And Bourbon Smoked Citrus Pepper. Dredge cutlets in our, shaking off excess. In a medium
skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Lay chicken in skillet, cooking until light golden brown on
one side and edges look opaque and cooked, about 3 minutes. Flip, adding remaining oil as needed and
cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Do not overcook. Transfer to a plate.
2. Add broth to skillet and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced slighlty. Add artichokes, capers and the chicken,
along with any juices. Gently shake to combine and bring just to a boil. Remove skillet from heat. Swirl in
butter and cover to keep warm.
3. Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente as instructed on package. Drain. Divide pasta between
two plates. Lay two chicken cutlets and sauce over pasta. Top with parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.
Garnish with a lemon wedge.
* this recipe easily doubles to make 4 servings
Serves 2
1 large egg white
½ cup of heavy cream (plus extra to whip for garnish)
1 large egg yolk
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped
1 Tbsp of butter, unsalted pinch Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt,
plus extra for garnish
½ tsp Bourbon Barrel Aged Madagascar Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Bourbon Smoked Cacao Nibs
1. In a small bowl with a clean whisk or electric hand mixer,
whisk the egg white until it forms stiff peaks. In a medium
bowl, whisk the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. Set
both aside in the refrigerator.
2. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk and sugar for 2 to 3
minutes or until it becomes thick and pale in color and
the sugar dissolves. Set aside.* this recipe easily doubles
to make 4 servings