Buttermilk Pie and Drunk Chicken Updates

I didn’t change much to the buttermilk pie (original recipe here).  I used a graham cracker crust because I prefer those with a custard pie and I added some lemon extract along with the lemon zest.  It was good, though I thought the texture wasn’t as light as I would have expected.  This might be because I beat the eggs longer than necessary.

I changed the Drunken Chicken appetizers quite a bit (original recipe here).

First, the recipe called for soaking the wooden skewers in bourbon – since we were grilling this sounded like a recipe for disaster.  I soaked them in water.  What to do with all that bourbon?  The only thing (well besides drinking it myself) was to soak the chicken in it.  I did a marinade of bourbon and Cajun spices overnight.  Then because after 2 different stores I was unable to find the small appetizer skewers, I had to use regular size ones.  Worked okay, but made it difficult to wrap the bacon around the chicken and pineapple.  I settled for bumping the bacon up against each end of the chicken pieces and putting 4 appetizers per skewer.  Then because I had Chipolte  peppers in adobo sauce instead of adobo chili powder, I ended up making a paste of that, brown sugar, cajun spice, a splash of pineapple juice and a bit more bourbon.  I brushed it on the skewers and slopped a bit more on while they were grilling.  They came out pretty good.  I think next time I would add a bit of pineapple juice to the bourbon marinade (or some brown sugar).

6 thoughts on “Buttermilk Pie and Drunk Chicken Updates

  1. I bought some adobo sauce the other day on a whim. Not sure what to do with it. Almost put some in the hamburger mixture the other day but decided to save it for something a bit more southwestern. Though I suppose they eat hamburgers there too. I’m wondering if some enchiladas and nachos are called for. Might wait for the tomato crop to come in for some fresh home made salsa. Saw some faint blush on a few green ones yesterday.

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  2. Jeff – my friend Alton makes this wonderful pork stew in the crockpot that’s mostly adobo and tomatoes. It is yummy. I’ll see if I can get the recipe from him.

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  3. I like the way your strawberries look like hearts. I also made mine with a graham cracker crust I thought it brought more of the custard taste out . I have heard of this type of pie before but never made one the recipe was easy I will make it again but maybe next time I will add a vanilla bean in the custard mix since I will soon have plenty of them .

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