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Kentucky Derby party food recipes by Chef Rob Hohmann

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Chef Rob Hohmann, executive chef at the Roosevelt Hotel NYC, comes to the Good Day Café to make Kentucky Derby party food.

Bourbon BBQ Shrimp and Mint Mayo

For the Shrimp

2lbs 16/20 peeled and deveined shrimp tail off

1 tbsp kosher salt

½ tbsp smoked paprika

½ tbsp black pepper

½ tbsp toasted ground coriander seed

½ tbsp chili powder

½ tbsp light brown sugar

½ tsp granulated garlic

1 tsp onion powder

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Take 2/3 of the spice mix and rub shrimp and let sit for thirty minutes. Leave the remaining spice mix to the side.

Fried Green Tomatoes

5 green tomatoes

2 cups flour

Remaining spice mix

8 whole eggs

1 quart panko bread crumbs

Slice tomatoes about a quarter of an inch thick. Take the remaining spice mix and mix it in the flour and set aside. Crack eggs in separate bowl and mix. Place panko bread crumbs in another container. Dredge tomatoes in flour, egg and bread crumbs and set aside.

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

8 oz smoked ham diced

½ med size diced onion

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic

½ cup bourbon

1 cup of coffee beans

1 cup orange juice

¾ cup water

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

½ chipotle pepper

2 cups dark brown sugar

1 tbsp honey

1 ¾ cups of ketchup

Place your diced smoked ham, diced onion and oil in pot and sauté until onions and ham are caramelized. Deglaze with bourbon and reduce by ½ and place all remaining ingredients in the pot and simmer for 20 minutes and strain. Sauce can be made a couple of days ahead.

Mint Mayo

1 cup mayonnaise

1 bunch fresh chopped mint

½ tsp crushed capers

½ tsp caper brine

Zest and juice from one lime

Mix all ingredients together and set aside

Place a pan on medium to high heat and fill a ¼ of an inch high with vegetable oil. When oil reaches 350 degrees with a pair of tongs place breaded tomato slices in oil and pan fry until golden brown on both sides. Set fried tomatoes to the side. In a separate pan sauté the shrimp for about 3 minutes or until ¾ the way done and add your BBQ sauce and finish simmering for another 3 minutes.

To serve: place fried tomatoes on a plate and dollop mint mayo on top. Then place BBQ shrimp on top off tomato then serve.

Country Ham and Bourbon Risotto Arancini

½ lbs Arborio rice

¼ cup olive oil

¾ cups diced Spanish onions

½ tbsp chopped garlic

1 quart chicken broth

¼ cup bourbon

¾ tbsp thyme

¾ tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley

¾ lbs diced country ham

½ cup parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Add the olive oil and ham to a sauce pan and cook until the fat is rendered out, add the onions, cook for another 5 minutes or until golden brown, add the garlic and cook for another minute. When complete add the rice to the pan and toast for about two minutes constantly stirring, deglaze the pan with bourbon, continue stirring until reduced by half, start to add the chicken broth to the rice in three stages (for the first stage of the broth bring to a boil then down to a simmer). When the first stage of broth is soaked in the rice add the second stage and repeat until the rice is cooked. For the final step, fold in the remaining ingredients and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Spread the risotto on to a sheet pan and let cool, can be done one day ahead. Portion risotto into 1 oz balls and Bread with flour, egg and Panko bread crumbs.

Bourbon Cider Glazed Andouille Sausage

1 lbs Andouille sausage cut ½ inch thick

2 tbsp vegetable oil

½ cup bourbon

1 quart apple cider

Mix bourbon and apple cider together and reduce until it turns into a syrup consistency. This can be done one day ahead.

In a hot pan add the oil and the pieces of sausage and pan fry until golden brown. Reduce heat and add your bourbon syrup to the pan and cook until sausage is coated.

The Roosevelt Hotel NYC and its seasonal mad46 rooftop lounge, which re-opened April 24, deliver Churchill Downs to New York City during the annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 3 starting at 3 p.m. with the race airing at 6:20 p.m.

For more information about the Kentucky Derby Party and mad46, call 212-885-6095 or visit www.mad46.com.

mad46 can also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mad46) and Twitter (@mad46).

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