TV Dinner: Perfect for Father’s Day
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - It’s Father’s Day this weekend, so get the kids involved in helping prepare a special feast.
Chef Chris Manning says to start with a cocktail. Texas Ranch Water is one of the chef’s new favorites.
He also prepares pickled onions, which are a nice complement to anything grilled.
The chef wraps up with a spice rub that’s perfect for burgers, steaks, and chops. He hasn’t tried it with chicken yet, but he says that’s likely to be a winner, too.
Texas Ranch Water
- 3 ounces (2 shots) tequila
- 1½ ounces (1 shot) fresh lime juice
- Topo Chico (Mexican mineral water)
- Lime wedge for garnish
Mix tequila and lime juice together. Top with Topo Chico (club soda will work) and add a lime wedge to the rim of the glass.
The chef adds a couple slices of fresh jalapeño pepper for extra flavor.
- ½ cup cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon chili flakes
- 2 medium onions, halved and sliced this.
Add all ingredients except the onions to a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to blend and microwave for one minute.
Add onions and microwave for another minute. Allow to cool. Refrigerate for 48 hours.
Texas Burger & Steak Rub
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon granulate onion
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
Blend all ingredients together. Use to season burgers, steaks, and pork chops.
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