Milk may not seem a likely braising liquid, but it works beautifully, tenderizing the meat and combining with the chicken juices and spices to create the sauce. You can brown the meat in advance, assemble the braise and refrigerate it, then pop it into the oven just before you want to eat; in under an hour you’ll have a comforting main course that’s perfect for a snowy evening.
I was trying to think of the dessert equivalent of a Thanksgiving turkey or a standing rib roast, something that makes for an unusual and dramatic presentation at the table, where it gets carved and served. A pineapple has the size and appearance to make such a bold statement.
Tasting a well-made Coquito is like a Dancing with the Stars Competition. “Oh, we can make eggnog, my friend,” says my pal who is Puerto Rican American. And is he ever right. Since we feature the winner of the New Haven Coquito Contest on our show, let me be the first to tell you, Coquito […]