Christmas is a frantic time for most adults. Between rushing off to work, rushing through work and rushing to get dinner on the table everyday you will now add rushing to decorate the home for the holidays and rushing to make or buy Christmas presents for everyone. How do you make it through the Christmas rush? Most will answer, with hope, happiness, excitement and a lot of coffee.
Dunkin Donuts has come up with something to help coffee lovers a bit more this holiday season. They’ve come up with some recipes for your holiday table that will help add great flavor to your table that also uses your favorite bean as part of the ingredients. There are three recipes from Executive Chef Stan Frankenthaler and his culinary team. As he points out, coffee and espresso are perfect compliments to the traditional food. He says,
“We realize that most people don’t have time to plan a full holiday menu, let alone an innovative one. To help spice up holiday meals and make family time fun, I am proud to present the latest Dunkin’ Donuts recipes.”
Stan Frankenthaler is Dunkin’s first ever executive chef. He has been nominated for the James Beard award three times and has co-authored “The Occidental Tourist”. Before he joined the company, he also owned his own restaurant in Boston which he called Salamander
The first recipe is called Coffee Brown Sugar Glazed Shrimp with Ginger and Chili Flakes. Chef Frankenthaler says this glaze is excellent for grilled chicken tenders and other skewered items, as well as on shrimps.
The second dish is called Espresso Spiked BBQ Braised Short Ribs with Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes. This is an excellent dish and really filling. It also smells great which is absolutely important at any gathering. You’ll find yourself wondering why you didn’t think of using your favorite espresso on your food before.
Now we all know that a meal is incomplete without dessert. To finish the meal, Chef Frankenthaler has included a recipe for Mocha Trifle. It combines Dunkin Donuts’ espresso, dark chocolate and some chocolate cake or brownies to form a scrumptious dessert perfect for your holiday table.
If you’d like to try them all, click here to get the recipes.