Combining three of my favorite foods: chocolate, meat and Smokin' Mary. There are over 40 variations of this traditional South American dish and the majority do not include chocolate. However, the addition of this sweet additive has made this complex sauce popularity in the United States. Smokin' Mary's recipe gives you a good taste of a classic dish you can make at home!
Smokin' Mary Mole
2 cups of Smokin' Mary Mix
5 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 package of Swiss Miss instant hot chocolate
2 cups chicken broth
2 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
In a large stew pot add oil at medium heat. Add onion and peppers and sauté until tender.
Add Smokin' Mary mix and chicken broth, bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil turn down the heat to a simmer, stir in the dark chocolate and Swiss Miss.
Simmer for 45 minutes. If its too thick, add a cup of water.
Add shredded chicken, pork or beef.
Serve with warm tortillas while enjoying a Smokin' Maria cocktail. Cheers!
Salads are a great way to eat healthy, right? But there are days that no matter how you dress it, lettuce is just lettuce. Insert Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix here. This is not your average French vinaigrette. Our version of salad dressing takes twists and turns to keep your taste buds on their toes.
Once you get your recommended daily dose of veggies, try our dressing as a marinade for chicken or fish.
Smokin' Mary Vinaigrette
1/4 cup Olive oil
1/4 cup pickle juice
1/4 Smokin Mary mix
1 oz Citrus Vodka
1/4 tsp dried dill
You can shake to mix or put it in a blender.
Chicken Parmesan is a staple Italian dish. Consisting of breaded chicken, cheese and tomato sauce. You can take this versatile recipe and serve it over pasta or make it into a sandwich. Either way, it's a delightful dish that we just couldn't help but to Smokin' Mary it up a bit.
Here's our variation of this classic with a twist of smoky and spice sure to please the palate!
Smokin’ Mary Chicken Parmigiana
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
To make the chicken breast more tender, pound them with a meat mallet before preparing this dish. Place them between sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap before pounding for easy clean up.
Soak the 4 chicken breasts in the milk. In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dredge (coat) the breast in the bread crumb mixture. Place the breast in a well-greased baking dish. Top each breast with 1 teaspoon of butter.
Bake the chicken breast for 25 minutes. Remove them from the oven, top each breast with 1/2 cup of Smoking’ Mary mix and a 1 slice of mozzarella cheese, and return back to the oven. Continue baking for 10 minutes, or until the Smokin’ Mary mix is bubbly and cheese has melted.
There are days that either I don't have time to whip up the perfect appetizer for that weekend party or I don't have the imagination. Insert Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix here. I came up with this quick life-hack at the 2019 Dallas Gourmet Market. Not one to not participate in everything, I found out that there was a condiment and sauce competition. I figured, If I could find a few shrimp and some shot glasses, I would provide the most perfect cocktail sauce.
Yep, we won.
There is not much to this recipe. it's meant to be simple. But feel free to modify at will. I used some poached shrimp from the buffet table. Gussy it up with grilled shrimp or for other shrimp variations, watch Forrest Gump.
Smokin' Mary's Award Winning Cocktail Sauce
Pour Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix in a nice serving bowl or individual shot glasses. For extra spicy sauce, stir in raw horseradish.
Display shrimp to your liking. Bring to a party and impress your friends.
There are some mornings I wake up and think "oh, it's going to be a slow cooker kind of day". Maybe it's predicted to be a summer scorcher and the thought of slaving over a hot stove after five brings tears to your eyes. Or maybe, the plan is to have a afternoon cocktail on the porch instead of cooking. Either way, prepping for dinner in the morning is why the slow cooker was invented. Whether it's an InstaPot, a Crock Pot or a Hot Pot, Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix is here with a tried and true simmer sauce for those days you need someone else to do the cooking. The recipe below is for chicken, but don't be afraid to try other lean meats with this kicked up sweet and spicy concoction.
People are going to think you slaved all day in the kitchen.....
Smokin' Mary Kickin' Honey Garlic 'Slowcooker'
Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
In a medium bowl mix rest of ingredients, then pour over the chicken
Cook low for 4-5 hours, check if done in 4 hours (chicken temp 165degrees)
Serve over rice or quinoa, use remaining sauce to pour over the top or as a garnish.
The best thing about summer is, hands down, barbecue. Ahhhh those charcoal briquettes, the lighter fluid, that sweet snap of a struck match. My dad had many ways to test when the coals were just hot enough to put food on that sizzling metal as we all eagerly waited for our favorite meat to come off slightly charred and smoky. Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix adds a punch to your grilling masterpieces by turning up the heat with a BBQ sauce so tasty, too bad the vegans can't put it on their veggies.
Mary's Smokin Heat BBQ Sauce
Put all ingredients into a saucepan and simmer until thickened to the consistency you prefer.
Mary Says: If you use Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix as a marinade for your meats, don't toss it away, cook it down using the above recipe into a smokin' good BBQ sauce. This sauce will keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Mary has many personalities. She's a spicy gal who mixes well with just about anyone. So bring her into your kitchen and enjoy her special twist on your favorite culinary delights!
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