Sliced pork on a plate
The Right Way To Add A Splash Of Bourbon Into Your Next Pork Dish
Bourbon pairs particularly well with pork, playing with sweet and smoky flavors. Whenever you add a splash for deglazing, be sure to give it more time to cook off.
Since it's higher proof than other employed alcohols, patience will showcase its best flavors. Plus, it can be reduced to a syrup-like consistency, highlighting its sweeter palate.
The easiest way to incorporate bourbon is in a marinade by pouring in equal ratios to other ingredients. This works especially well with tenderloin but works for pork chops, too.
For a sauce or glaze, utilize as little as half a tablespoon per pork serving. If it’s being reduced with other liquids, the ratio can go up to a bit over a tablespoon.