Bourbon, Orange and Molasses Rub

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  • Servings: makes about 1 cup

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  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to make this recipe

  1. In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened, 3 minutes. Add the bourbon and carefully ignite it. Add the orange juice, molasses, vinegar, orange zest, thyme, cinnamon and salt and simmer over moderate heat until reduced to a scant cup, 15 minutes. Let cool.


One Serving: 215 cal, 7.2 gm fat, 0.5 gm saturated fat, 21 gm carb, 1 gm fiber.

Grill Match: Pork, duck breasts.

Contributed By Published June 2004

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