Do you know about the Spiked ! Recipe Challenge ?
It is a bimonthly recipe challenge wherein Julie from This Gal Cooks and Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama challenge you to feature an alcoholic beverage of their choice in a recipe of your own or adapted to be your own.... Well, this month they chose American Craft Beers as the featured ingredient... since husband had just filled his growler with Black Duck Porter from Greenport Harbour Brewing Company, NY that Friday (the week when the challenge was announced) and i had the framework of a recipe i wanted to try featuring that beer, i decided to join in the fun !
The thing is i do not drink alcohol or cook with it much. Not unless a storm visits and i decide to deep fry Beer-Battered Asparagus Pakodas to brighten our day or i join a challenge and bake a Loaded Rib- cage or a Spiked Asparagus Mustard Tart just for fun !
The recipe i had in mind was Dorie's Mustard Tart from Around the French Table. We love Asparagus in the Dorie's Mustard Tart as much as we love our Beer-Battered Asparagus Pakodas. So this time i decided to merge the two recipes and make the spiked tart. now i do not mean to sound pretentious, but it was indeed a good plan. the tart with the added bitter-sweetness of the beer glazed onions and asparagus was rather delicious ! We finished most of it for dinner on day one and Mr MN took the left-over for lunch the next day....
the Spiked Asparagus Mustard Tart
Adapted from GÉRARD’S MUSTARD TART (From “Around My French Table”)
* the original recipe was for a 9 inch tart shell which i stretched to fit my 10 inch fluted tart pan. though i'll mention just in case you prefer a thicker crust !what i did
** i set the timer and did not check on the tart in between. but from the colour of the cooked tart i am guessing that it might have been over baked by a couple of minutes.
so that was it... a simple and delicious tart spiked with Black Duck Porter Beer from the Greenport Harbour Brewing Company. i am not sure if that bit of information about the brewers is absolutely necessary. my husband insisted that i mention it.. and i obliged !
Dorie's Recipe of Partially Baked Tart Shell
Recipe Source: Diner's Journal, NY Times
I'll be sharing this tart recipe with a few weekly food events........... will add the links along the way !