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Culinary SOS: Brendan's whiskey jam

May 05, 2011|By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
  (Gary Friedman ./ Los Angeles…)

Dear SOS: At the recently opened Brendan's Irish Pub here in Camarillo, along with the bread plate they serve a tasty condiment that the waitress described as an apricot, whiskey, onion jam. As I have an apricot tree in my backyard, I would enjoy knowing how to make this jam.

Cathy Crook


Dear Cathy: Sweet and lightly savory, Brendan's serves its whiskey jam with Irish soda bread and brown bread, along with a little fresh Irish butter.

Brendan's whiskey jam

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: Makes a scant 2 cups whiskey jam

Note: Adapted from Brendan's Irish Pub in Camarillo. Brendan's uses Jameson whiskey in the jam and serves the jam with Irish soda bread, brown bread and Irish butter.

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1 (18-ounce) jar apricot jam

2 teaspoons minced parsley

2 teaspoons minced shallots

3 tablespoons whiskey

Combine the jam, parsley, shallots and whiskey in a food processor or blender and mix until well-blended.

Each tablespoon: 42 calories; 0 protein; 10 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 7 grams sugar; 6 mg sodium.

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