• 1/9 Nat Apricot Day - 4

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Sat Jan 7 21:31:29 2023
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    Title: Game Hens in Apricot, Tequila & California Chile Sauce
    Categories: Poultry, Fruits, Booze, Chilies
    Yield: 4 Servings

    3 c Chicken broth; more as
    - needed, divided use
    2 tb Unsalted butter; melted
    4 tb Golden tequila *
    2 (2 lb ea) Cornish game hens;
    - thawed if frozen
    3 California chilies; stemmed,
    - seeded
    1/2 c Apricot preserves
    Salt & fresh ground pepper
    Fresh apricot halves; to
    - garnish

    Preheat the oven to 350├╕F/175├╕C.

    Mix 1/2 cup of the chicken broth, the melted butter, and 2
    tablespoons of the tequila in a small glass bowl. Using a
    kitchen syringe, inject the mixture all over the hens,
    about 1/2" deep into the flesh. (If the butter in the
    mixture solidifies, warm it in a microwave.)

    Put the chilies and 2 cups of the broth in a small
    saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove the
    pan from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes to soften the
    chilies. Then transfer the mixture to a blender and puree
    until smooth. Strain the chile mixture into a small bowl,
    pressing on the sieve to extract as much liquid as
    possible. Discard whatever is left in the sieve.

    Mix 1/4 cup of the preserves and 1/4 cup of the chile
    mixture in a medium bowl. Season heavily with salt and
    pepper. Rub the mixture all over the hens, working some of
    it between the skin and the breast.

    Put the hens on a rack in a large roasting pan. Add the
    remaining 1/2 cup broth to the roasting pan.

    Roast, basting with the pan drippings every 20 minutes,
    for 1 hour. Add more broth if the juices begin to dry out.

    Transfer the hens to a platter. Strain the pan juices into
    a medium saucepan. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons
    tequila, 1/4 cup apricot preserves, and chile mixture.
    Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer
    for 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the sauce over
    the hens, garnish the platter with fresh apricot halves,
    and serve.

    * I used Patron Reposado - UDD

    Makes 4 servings

    Source: Fresh Mexico by Marcela Valladolid

    From: http://www.recipelink.com

    Uncle Dirty Dave's Kitchen


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  • From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Mon Jan 8 18:07:10 2024
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    Title: Apricot Filled Sugar Cookies
    Categories: Cookies, Snacks, Fruits
    Yield: 24 Servings

    1 c Sugar
    1/2 c Butter
    2 tb Milk
    1 lg Egg
    2 1/2 c Flour
    1/2 ts Baking Soda
    1/4 ts Nutmeg
    12 ts Apricot jam *
    Granulated sugar/sprinkles
    - to dust tops of cookies

    Mix all together except filling to make a soft dough.

    Roll out 1/8" thick and cut out 48 3" round cookies.

    Place 1/2 ts of filling on the top of 24 rounds. Cover
    each with another round, crimp edges and make a slit on
    top. Or use a donut cutter to make the top layer.

    Bake 10-12 minutes in a 375ºF/190ºC preheated oven.

    * You can use *ANY* flavour jam or marmalade in these
    cookies. Cookies can be baked soft or crisp by varying
    time in the oven.

    Makes 24 cookie sandwiches.

    Source: "The Yankee Kitchen" 04-02-93

    RECIPE FROM: http://www.recipesource.com

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    * Origin: Outpost BBS * Johnson City, TN (1:18/200)