One thing we have in abundance here on Long Island is fresh local bluefish. Another thing we have plenty of is fresh local liquor stores. And in almost all of those strip-mall shoppes is a bottle of Jim Beam. So, lets combine these two local favorites into a main course of Jim Beam Bluefish.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 jigger Jim Beam
Brown Sugar, 6 tsp unpacked
Soy Sauce, 2 tbsp
Ginger, ground, 1 tbsp
Lime Juice, 1 fl oz
Garlic, 3 cloves, minced
Pepper, black, 1 dash
1 ½ pounds of bluefish fillets
Combine the marinade ingredients in a large zip lock bag & seal and keep in the fridge for 1 1/2 hours.
Now, heat a large skillet. Give it s coating of vegetable oil. Add bluefish and marinate to skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
Then place on plates and drizzle with sauce. I like to serve this up with oven roasted potatoes and a bottle of Sam Adams Cherry Wheat beer.
Eggnog, a traditional holiday drink, whether sprinkled with nutmeg, or cinnamon, prepared with fresh eggs or egg-products, raw or cooked, made with bourbon, rye, vodka, or whisky, there are as many variations as there are holiday mixologists. My personal favorite fuel for this drink is pure Kentucky bourbon. It adds a cetain depth of flavor the just cannot be achieved using vodka.
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 pint whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4 egg whites
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.
Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve. I was going to include some fancy little disclaimer about consuming raw eggs, but then I thought ‘it’s the holidays’ let’s give the legalize a rest and live for the moment!