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Redhot
08-18-2011, 09:07 AM
I was going to enter the Summer hors d'ourves and cocktails TD but didn't. I bought some fresh cherries that were going to be used in a cocktail...so now I need to use them ASAP or they'll go bad. I don't want to make a pie. Any suggestions, ideas or recipes would be greatly appreciated!!! http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/b414/redhot696/Cherries.jpg

http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/b414/redhot696/opened.jpg

Johnny_Crunch
08-18-2011, 09:09 AM
I think I would wash them off and eat them one by one! :-D

Pappy
08-18-2011, 09:14 AM
Dehydrate them, grind them up in a coffee bean grinder and add it to your rub.

deepsouth
08-18-2011, 09:17 AM
pull off the stems and let them sit in vodka for about a week?

colonel00
08-18-2011, 09:19 AM
Well, when life gives you cherries, make cherry limeade :thumb:

Pyle's BBQ
08-18-2011, 09:20 AM
Make a compote to use as a glaze on the pork you make.

Redhot
08-18-2011, 09:23 AM
pull off the stems and let them sit in vodka for about a week?

Wow, didn't think about that but now that you mention it, I saw a jar of likkered up cherries on the counter at a liquor store a while back.

Make a compote to use as a glaze on the pork you make.

Gotta recipe for that? Sounds good!

deepsouth
08-18-2011, 09:33 AM
for a compote, i'd use red onions, cherries, balsamic vinegar, & an imperial stout (beer). (maybe a bit of sugar to taste)

Norm
08-18-2011, 09:38 AM
I can't remember which member here posted this recipe but it sounds killer.

Chipotle-Bourbon-Cherry BBQ Sauce


1/4 Pound Fresh Bing Cherries Pitted
2 Shots of your favorite Bourbon
1/4 Cup Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/8 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 TSP Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
1 Bottle Hunts HFCS Free Catsup (Very Important)

Combine the Cherries and Bourbon in a sauce pan and cook until liquid is reduced and cherries are mushy.
Pour mixture into blender and blend until smooth.
Return to the sauce pan and add remaining ingredients.
Simmer until mixture reduces to a slightly thick consistency, about thirty minutes.

sandiegobbq
08-18-2011, 09:48 AM
smoothie?

douglaslizard
08-18-2011, 09:51 AM
put them in a Fattie

Jason TQ
08-18-2011, 09:54 AM
Juggle?? Either that or eat them somehow.

sohappe
08-18-2011, 09:54 AM
I would use the vodka, but waiting is the hard part... You could always eat a cherry, then do a shot! :-D

Ashmont
08-18-2011, 09:55 AM
pull off the stems and let them sit in vodka for about a week?


Go for the gusto and get that grain alkeehol called Everclear. Them cherries turn whit after gettin all likkereded up.

Harbormaster
08-18-2011, 10:01 AM
Chop them up, and with some smoked string cheese use them as a filling for ABTs.

Good stuff Maynard.

A-dub
08-18-2011, 10:22 AM
Dehydrate them, grind them up in a coffee bean grinder and add it to your rub.

That sounds awesome. (make sure to take out the seeds first...):clap2:

colonel00
08-18-2011, 10:25 AM
Spam!!!

Redhot
08-18-2011, 10:50 AM
Spam!!!


Ha, ha, ha! I actually do still have like 4 cans of SPAM - 2 turkey SPAM but I ain't gonna waste these cherries on a SPAM dish!

Redhot
08-18-2011, 12:33 PM
pull off the stems and let them sit in vodka for about a week?

OK, I decided to do this with them. Just got some sobieski but now, do I pit them first or not?

deepsouth
08-18-2011, 12:41 PM
OK, I decided to do this with them. Just got some sobieski but now, do I pit them first or not?

i'd probably be too lazy to do that, but i think they would be stronger if you did.

mmmmeat
08-18-2011, 12:53 PM
yes pit them OXO has a nice cherry pitter i got a target a month or so ago http://www.oxo.com/p-466-cherryolive-pitter.aspx

Smokey Al Gold
08-18-2011, 12:58 PM
Why not wrap some in bacon and smoke them? Anywhere else that would sound crazy but not on this site :)

Redhot
08-18-2011, 01:01 PM
yes pit them OXO has a nice cherry pitter i got a target a month or so ago http://www.oxo.com/p-466-cherryolive-pitter.aspx

Yep, that's the only prob with pitting them, I don't have a pitter and don't want to mush them all up trying to do it with...not even sure what I could use:confused:.

Redhot
08-18-2011, 01:05 PM
Why not wrap some in bacon and smoke them? Anywhere else that would sound crazy but not on this site :)

That actually would probably be really good. Hmmm, someone should call an "odd ingredient mix" or "strange ingredients to use together" TD!

Matt_A
08-18-2011, 01:13 PM
Make a compote to use as a glaze on the pork you make.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What he said...

rescue_ranger
08-18-2011, 01:20 PM
make this cherry marinade/BBQ sauce


1 cup sweet cherries, chopped & pitted 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth (can substitute vegetable broth)
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup sweet cherry juice (can use pomegranate or to make a tart sauce, use tart cherry juice)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoon minced chipotle and adobo sauce (or to taste) 1 teaspoon minced thyme
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated allspiceStir all ingredients together and transfer to a large zippered plastic bag. (as marinade)

Add chicken, pork or veggies. Coat and refrigerate - meat for 2 hours or more (overnight), veggies about 30 minutes to an hour.
Remove meat or veggies and grill.
take marinade and put into a medium skillet and bring to a boil
simmer about 15 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half and starts to thicken
serve the sauce on the side with the grilled items
RR

Redhot
08-18-2011, 02:33 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions and recipes guys! Since I needed to use them immediately though, I went with the likkered up cherries. I'm um, kinda surprised that no one mentioned I should use gloves durning the pitting process, my fingers are now stained! I also thought WTH, I'll just go ahead and make that cocktail I was thinking of doing. Tossed 3 cherries in a glass, added a shot and a half of the sobieski and let 'em soak while pitting the remaining cherries. Added a bit of dark cherry juice and some cherry 7-Up. Pretty good!
http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/b414/redhot696/cherriesinlikker.jpg
^^^that tool thingy is one of Guerry's jewery tool thingy, shhhh, don't tell him! Couldn't find anything else but hey, it worked pretty well. Although I didn't quite get the hang of pitting til more than half way through.
http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/b414/redhot696/cocktail.jpg
Now, how long do I let them soak and do I need to refrigerate them, they are, after all bathed in vodka. Oh, and I was forced to use these small jars 'cause Guerry has used EVERY stinking big jar we have in the house for other things!
http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/b414/redhot696/cherryvodka.jpg

JMSetzler
08-18-2011, 02:37 PM
put them in a Fattie

Absolutely....

deguerre
08-19-2011, 08:03 AM
I hope you got the wax off of that carver before you pitted the cherries.:shocked:

http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/b414/redhot696/cherriesinlikker.jpg

Al Czervik
08-19-2011, 09:14 AM
I think I would wash them off and eat them one by one! :-D

+1... Those would last about... Um... Five minutes in our house! :heh:

bigabyte
08-19-2011, 09:21 AM
Those things don't last around here between me and my son. We just eat them right up. If we want something made using cherries, we have to but it!:becky: