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Bourbon Bacon Butter


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  • 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



Step 1

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.

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