The Old-Fashioned is one of my favourite cocktails. Its simplicity makes is very easy to transfer the concept to baking. It only containes bourbon, sugar and cocktail bitters.
Char Siu is a tradtional barbecue seasoning for pork in the Cantonese cuisine. It is characterized by a deep red colour and has a distinctive taste. Normally Char Siu pork is made with belly, loin or shoulder. The meat is marinated in a spice mixture and then roasted over fire. But here I to use the Char Siu seasoning with ribs which are prepared the classic low-and-slow way on the barbecue.
During my last visit of the Viktualienmarkt in Munich two lovely pieces of beef shortrib caught my eye at the Eisenreich butcher's shop. They loudly cried "barbecue me!". So I bought them and obliged.
I haven't used whisky in cooking for a while which is a bit of a shame for a combined food and whisky blogger. Here is a recipe for a condiment that can be served with most kinds of barbecued and roast meat as well as steaks.
Now what to do with the mortadella I made a few days ago? Normally it is used sliced as a cold cut or part of an antipasti platter, it is also wondeful cubed along with an apertif. But mortadella can also be fried which makes it a great hot snack.