Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BBQ Dip With Roasted Vegetables

Are you a football fan?  I am and this weekend is a major holiday in my home. Superbowl Sunday. The Denver Broncos vs. the Carolina Panthers. So the plan is to have an assortment of make-ahead dishes so that I can set everything out and not move until the end of the game.  Since the commercials are as "must see" as the breaks allowed

I created this dip as a sauce for roast pork sandwiches. I was catering a Scotch tasting party and needed appetizers that were appropriate. I stuffed mini sweet Hawaiian rolls with spinach and pork and drizzled the slightly spicy bbq sauce over the top. They were gobbled up and everyone raved about the sauce so I decided to serve the rest as a dip for roasted vegetables. The result was delicious!

This easy, breezy recipe is made with homemade bbq sauce, but you could substitute a purchased version and stir in a tablespoon of bourbon. Try using as a dip, as a topping for sandwiches or drizzle over steamed vegetables. I think it would be delicious on baked potatoes. Give it a try and tell me how you would use.

BBQ Dip with Roasted Vegetables
2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 to 3/4 cup Bourbon BBQ sauce (recipe follows)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
sea salt
black pepper
an assortment of roasted vegetables. (I like asparagus and peppers but use whatever you like)
assorted crackers, chips, toast points 

Combine mayo, 1/2 cup bbq sauce, parsley and a pinch each salt & pepper in a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and add additional bbq sauce if you like. Adjust seasonings as needed. Cover and chill for 2 hours to allow flavors to develop. Can be made up to 24 hours in advance.

Bourbon BBQ Sauce Recipe
2 cups organic ketchup
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup smoked brown sugar (or dark brown sugar and 1 teaspoon soy sauce)
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1½ tsp. celery seeds
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ Tsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. Kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon bourbon or Scotch

In a bowl, whisk together ketchup, vinegar, sugar, mustard, cayenne,  celery, garlic, cumin,  salt, pepper, and bourbon; set aside. 

This recipe makes more than you will need. The remaining sauce can be kept, covered, in the fridge for 2 weeks. Use as you would with any bbq sauce.

It is Dips For The Big Game Week at Food Network's Comfort Food Feast roundup. Do you have a favorite dip recipe to share? Please list (or link) in the comments below. And be sure to check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends and Food Network. 

Feed Me Phoebe: Healthy French Onion Dip with Leeks and Shallots
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Dishing with Divya: 
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In Jennie's Kitchen: 
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The Mediterranean Dish: 
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Dishin & Dishes: 
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The Mom 100: 
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Healthy Eats: 
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Napa Farmhouse 1885: 
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Red or Green: 
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Taste with the Eyes: 
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FN Dish: 
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