3 Scrumptious Savoury Gin Recipes

When considering what goes well with gin, savoury food dishes are probably not what initially came to mind. However, some delicious recipes are out there that utilise the vast flavours we have access to, especially with craft gin being such a big market and offering unique, fresh tastes. Here are our picks for the best gin food recipes for savoury dishes.

Gin & Ginger Prawns

An easy, quick recipe that will please most pallets! Only taking about 5 minutes to whip together, this appetiser is a must-try for your next get-together.

What you’ll need:

  • Fresh or frozen prawns (Shrimp can also be used. Deshell and devein)
  • Butter
  • Green Onion
  • Pickled Ginger (Can be bought pre-made in a jar)
  • Gin of your choice

Melt your butter and caramelise your chopped onions. Add your prawns or shrimp and cook until they are no longer clear. Add the pickled ginger and some of the juices, then stir through. Add your gin and serve immediately. Pair with some crisp bread for dipping and enjoy!

Lemon & Gin Chicken Wings

Offering a zesty and sweet paradox of flavours, this chicken wing recipe is divine. The best gin to use for this recipe would be one that highlights the citrus tones of the dish so perhaps looking for a craft gin that champions a citrus profile is best.

What you’ll need to serve 4:

  • About 2kg of chicken wings
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Quarter cup gin
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Quarter cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • Ground black pepper

Preheat your oven to 220°C. Whisk all the ingredients together minus the wings. You can then place all your wings in the mixture, making sure they are fully coated. Place the wings on an oven tray lined with baking paper and some foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked through.

Gin Glazed Gammon

Using a gin marmalade to glaze your gammon is a brilliant way to bring out the succulent taste and vivid colours a gammon can provide. You can use a store-bought gin marmalade or make your own.

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5kg tied Gammon
  • 1 large onion and 1 celery stick, both chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped into chunks
  • 2 bay leaves, some peppercorns, and cloves of garlic

Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons of gin marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon of muscovado sugar
  • 1 and a half tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 25ml Gin of your choice

Put the gammon in a large pot and cover it with cold water to bring it to a boil. Remove and drain the water. Add your vegetables, pepper, bay leaves and more cold water. Boil again, and once completed, turn down the heat and gently allow the gammon to simmer for about 2.5 hours. Allow the gammon to cool, then preheat your oven to 200°C. Keep the stock and vegetables for a side soup.

Make your glaze by placing all ingredients minus the gin into a pan over a gentle heat and allowing to melt and combine. Increase the heat and bring to a boil. You can now stir your gin into the mixture. Remove the skin of the gammon and leave a thin layer of fat, adding your cloves into the meat and scoring with a knife. Paint the ham generously with your glaze and cook in the oven for 45 minutes, basting a few more times as you go. Serve with your choice of side and the broth. What goes well with gin? This gammon recipe! Enjoy.

We hope you are excited to try these recipes and showcase to others that savoury dishes are also what goes well with gin. At Brogans Way Gin, we offer the best gin masterclasses for you to come and learn more about incorporating gin into your cooking. The full range of our premium craft gin products is available on our website. Contact us today!

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