Everyone knows how powerful absinthe is. It is a potent spirit that commands the highest respect. Miscalculate its effects and it could be your head on the floor!
But despite the lores and stories about how legendary this alcoholic drink is, did you know that it is making its way to our kitchens, and with surprisingly great results? Here are a few marinade ideas that you can attempt using this beloved spirit.
If you want to add flavor to your whitefish, absinthe might help. Combine pickle juice with around ¼ of absinthe, marinade the fish with this mixture, and voila! It’s also suggested to use dried anise-based absinthe so the flavor stays with the fish.
Fish is not the only seafood that can be made even better with absinthe. Even scallops can go up a notch when marinated in a mixture that has the potent spirit as a component. Just look at that succulent dish!
Last but not the least, did you know that some salads have ingredients marinated in absinthe as well? Yup, you heard right! Toronto’s The Hole in the Wall was able to achieve this brave salad, and how they came up with the idea is simply amazing.
These are just a few of the ideas to use absinthe as a marinade. If you think you can’t do it, then the good thing is you have the spirit in your hand. Want to down a shot?