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    Sherry-Shallot Glaze for Chicken (pics)

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    I'm a BBQ cook and blogger who is totally new to all things Grok. I just received the books and I'm looking forward to eliminating my noob status soon.

    I recently posted this on my blog and realized that I could adapt it (changes in red) to be fairly primal, so I thought I'd throw it up here.

    Sherry-Shallot Glaze for Chicken



    Who doesn't like barbecued chicken? I'm sure that there are a few freaks out there, but most of us love it. Here's a fresh spin on the familiar backyard favorite.

    My girls frequently ask me what's my favorite thing to barbecue, and I always answer, "Chicken!". After they ask me that familiar question (why can't they remember?) I usually ponder why chicken is my favorite meat to barbecue. The only honest answer is that I just don't know. The most prominent reason that comes to mind is the years of my youth when I used to hang out at the grill with my maternal grandfather as he grilled chicken that I can taste in my mind to this day.

    This is a recipe that I found scrawled on a piece of paper from probably 15 years ago. Back then I wrote very few recipes, so it was almost a quasi-nostalgic thing when I found it. Of course I couldn't leave well enough alone. I simply couldn't resist the urge to tweak it.

    As I put this sauce together I thought that it's almost a French version of a typical American barbecue sauce. It has many of the familiar base ingredients, but it brings a new twist to the table. My girls gave it great reviews, and I think you'll dig it.

    Here's what I came up with using my inspirational blast from the past.

    Ingredients
    1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
    1/3 cup Minced shallots
    1/4 tsp Black pepper, ground fresh
    1/2 tsp Garlic salt
    3/4 cup Dry sherry
    1/3 cup White wine vinegar
    1 Tbsp Dijon mustard (I used Grey Poupon)
    1 Tbsp Tomato paste
    2 Tbsp Honey
    1 1/2 Tbsp Thyme leaves, rough chopped
    2 Tbsp Butter, unsalted

    Method
    Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat until it just starts to shimmer.

    Add the shallots, garlic salt and pepper to pan. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Add the sherry and vinegar to the pan. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook 5 minutes.

    Whisk the mustard, tomato paste and honey into the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the butter and thyme, and let cool.

    Drizzle or brush on your favorite grilled or barbecued chicken just prior to serving.



    Makes about 1 cup (enough for one whole chicken)

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    John

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    Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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    That looks wonderful! I love BBQ anything!

    And this looks like it would be great on ribs, too. Thanks!

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    Thanks, guys!

    John

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    That looks so delicious!! I agree that it looks as though it would be great on ribs, too! Thank you for sharing this one.

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    Oh yum, I am surprised there isn't more sugar. I might be missing something - do you cover and then grill (does most of it stick to the grill?) or do you cook the meat then add? Thanks

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    PD, I made "buffalo" wings tonight using this recipe, and it was fantastic! I marinated the wings in the BBQ sauce all day, then cooked them, adding a little more of the sauce. Literally finger-lickin' good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie View Post
    PD, I made "buffalo" wings tonight using this recipe, and it was fantastic! I marinated the wings in the BBQ sauce all day, then cooked them, adding a little more of the sauce. Literally finger-lickin' good!
    Wow, that's great! I'm flattered that you tried it and I'm thrilled that the recipe worked for you. As for hot wings, I think some cayenne or even chipotle would be great in the glaze.

    All the best,
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatioDaddio View Post
    Wow, that's great! I'm flattered that you tried it and I'm thrilled that the recipe worked for you. As for hot wings, I think some cayenne or even chipotle would be great in the glaze.

    All the best,
    John
    I wanted to keep to the original recipe before I tried altering it, but next time I think I'll add some chopped habaneros to make HOT wings!

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