Spike up your food

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Use it to deglaze a pan or to flavour a cake – just a dash of alcohol in your recipe can add a lot of brand new flavours to it. Check out these recipes where alcohol plays an important part in taking them from good to great! The bonus is that they are really quick to make.

Menu: Rum Soaked Apricots, Tomato Vodka Penne, Wine Poached Pears

Shopping list

1 packet of golden apricots
1 small bottle of dark rum
250 grams cheese spread
1 packet of sweet and salty biscuits
100 grams of spicy fried cashewnuts
1 small packet of parsley
500 grams of pasta
200 grams of tomato puree
1 small bottle of vodka
1 small packet of ham slice
1 small bottle of olive oil
50 grams of parmesan cheese
1 small bottle of chilli sauce
100 grams of cream
3 large pears
1 small bottle of white wine
250 grams of castor sugar
500 grams of vanilla ice-cream

For faster preparation

For apricots soak them in rum. Fill the piping bag with cheese spread. For vodka pasta, blanch the pasta. Make the wine poached pears and refrigerate it.

How to go about it

Toss the pasta in the sauce. Assemble the rum soaked apricots. Finally serve the pears with ice-cream.

Recommended Recipes :Rum Soaked ApricotsTomato Vodka PenneWine Poached Pears


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.