Bourbon Bacon Butter
Contest Winning (Use on steaks other meat)
- 3 strips hickory smoked bacon
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 T Markers Mark bourbon
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 t fresh thyme, chopped
- Salt & pepper to taste
Cook bacon in sm skillet over med heat, stirring occasionally until fat is rendered & bacon is crisp, about 6 min.
Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain & chop finely when cool. Reserve 1 teaspoon of bacon drippings & use to saute shallots & garlic just until softened. Remove from heat, deglaze the pan with the bourbon & allow mixture to cool.
In med size mixing bowl add butter, shallot/garlic mixture, thyme, salt & pepper & mix until well combined. Place mixture in refrigerator & allow to harden.