Celebrate National IPA Day on Thursday, August 3rd.
Coopers’ Craft is partnering with Coppertail Brewing Co. on a beer cocktail called Rusty Pale. Coopers’ Craft has a soft, light flavor profile, making the bourbon an easy mixing, easy drinking bourbon that is the perfect complement to Free Dive (IPA).
Celebrate Pisco Sour Day on February 6th with these recipes from SUSHISAMBA, GK Bistronomie and Novecento.
Chicha Sour Cocktail at GK Bistronomie:
2 oz of Chicha infused la caravedo Pisco
1 oz of house made pineapple cinnamon syrup
1 oz fresh squeezed lime
1 egg white
SESAME SOUR 15 at SUSHISAMBA:
1.5 oz. Hibiki 12YO Whisky
.75 oz. lemon juice
.75 oz. sugar syrup
1 tsp. toasted black sesame oil
black sesame seeds
1. Place all ingredients in a shaker and dry shake (no ice) for approximately 10 seconds or until the oil and egg white have emulsified completely
2. Add a large scoop of ice and re-shake
3. Double strain into rock glass with cubed ice
4. Garnish with a light dusting of black sesame seeds
Old School Pisco Sour at Novecento:
2 oz Pisco
1 oz Sour mix
¾ oz lime juice
½ oz egg white
½ oz simple syrup
Dash of angostura bitters
Pour all ingredients except angostura bitters into shaker with ice.
Before cooking, season pork shoulder with salt and pepper. Sear pork shoulder so juices remain in the pork while it is being braised. In the same pan, cook the onions and carrots so the pork flavor mixes in with the vegetables. In roasting pan, add pork and the rest of the ingredients, and cover with chicken stock. Cover with aluminum foil and cook in the oven for 3 to 4 hours at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Once pork is tender, remove half of the liquid and reduce for finishing sauce. Plate braised pork shoulder over fabada stew (recipe below) and top with lemon confit.
2 Ibs. Garbanzo Beans (hydrated and cooked)
1 cup Carrots (medium diced)
1 cup Celery (medium diced)
1 cup Idaho Potatoes (peeled and medium diced)
1 cup Yellow Onions (medium diced)
1 cup Bacon (smoked and medium diced)
1 ½ cup Morcilla (Blood Sausage)
1 cup Chorizo (grounded)
1 Bay Leaf
2 Tbsp. Cumin
3 Thyme Sprigs
1 Orange (zest to finish)
Pork Stock (to cover)
Salt to taste
In a pot start rendering bacon, chorizo and Morcilla. Add potatoes, carrots, celery and yellow onions, season with cumin and salt. Lastly, add the garbanzo beans and herbs. Cover with pork stock and cook on medium to low heat until a quarter of the liquid has reduced. Adjust seasoning to taste and finish with orange zest.
Mix honey and vinegar in a bowl and add chicken. Toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours. Drain chicken pieces on paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
Heat 3 inches of oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Oil should reach between 350°F and 375°F for frying.
Beat egg whites in a shallow dish. Combine cornmeal or breadcrumbs with flour, baking powder and spices.
Coat the chicken pieces in the egg whites then toss in the flour mixture. Fry in small batches, 12-14 minutes per batch, until deep golden and juices run clear. Season hot chicken with a little extra salt as they come out.
Serve with lime wedges, honey for drizzling and your favorite assortment of hot sauces. For a fresh accompaniment slice up a tomato, red onion and avocado and serve.
For the chicken brine:
Place the water (not the ice water), sugar, salt, and all spices in a pot and bring to simmer over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Whisk to ensure that spices and sugar have dissolved completely. Remove from heat and combine with ice water to chill. Let chill until at least 40 degrees. Place the cut chicken in a container and pour the cold liquid brine over it. Chill in refrigerator for 24 hours.
For the seasoned flour:
Mix all spices and flour well.
For the frying:
Remove the chicken from the brine and dredge in the seasoned flour.
Place the shortening in a pan (cast iron preferred) and melt slowly. The goal is to have the shortening about 1/2 inch up the side of the pan. Heat the shortening over low heat until it reaches 325 degrees. Use a candy thermometer to regulate the temperature.
Place the breasts and thighs in the pan, skin side down. After 8 minutes, flip the pieces over and continuing frying for another 6 minutes.
Remove from pan and let sit on a wire rack or plate lined with paper towels. Stick the thickest pieces with a meat thermometer; the chicken must reach 165 degrees. Season lightly with a pinch of sea salt.
Place the wings and drums in the oil making sure to maintain 325 degrees. After 5 minutes, flip the pieces and continuing frying for another 4 minutes.
Remove from pan and let sit on a wire rack or plate lined with paper towels. Stick the thickest pieces with a meat thermometer; the chicken must reach 165 degrees. Season lightly with a pinch of sea salt before serving.
Depending on your preference, use Gorgonzola or another blue cheese on the pizza.
Place a cookie sheet or pizza stone in the oven, then preheat the oven to 500ºF. In a large pan over medium-high heat, slowly caramelize the shallots with the olive oil. Once the shallots are soft and lightly golden, about 10 to 15 minutes, add the chicken. Once the chicken is nearly warmed all the way through, add the hot sauce to the pan and gently stir. Remove from the heat.
On a large cutting board or kitchen counter, dust with cornmeal and roll out a pizza dough.
Precook the pizza dough by carefully placing it on the preheated pizza stone and stab the pizza dough with a fork quickly, to ensure no bubbles. Bake for four to six minutes until golden.
Once golden, remove the pizza stone and pizza from the oven to top with the chicken and hot sauce mixture, grated cheese, and Gorgonzola crumbles. Place the pizza back into the oven and cook until the cheese has completely melted, about five to seven minutes.