Make Rachael Ray’s SXSW Whiskey Chicken and Cracked-Mustard Franks

03/18/2014 at 04:02 PM ET

Rachael Ray Recipes at SXSW
Brian Lahiere

A performance by Debbie Harry and chicken drumsticks in whiskey sauce were just two tasty items featured at Rachael Ray‘s 7th annual Feedback party at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

The day-long music and food celebration — which Ray opened up to the public at no charge — blended indie rock, hip hop and finger-licking-good fare at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin.

Even on-and-off rain didn’t dampen the spirits — or diminish the appetites! — of throngs of festival-goers who lined up hours before the doors opened to see CeeLo GreenBlondieGreen Day alterimage Foxboro Hot Tub (“you crushed it,” Ray later Tweeted), Blink 182’s Travis Barker performing with Yelawolf, plus plenty of up-and-comers like The Wildfeathers and Allen Stone perform. Even Ray’s lawyer-husband John Cusimano got in on the act, hitting the stage for a set with his band, The Cringe.

It wouldn’t be a Rachael Ray party without plenty of good food. Guests and celebrities chowed down on brisket sliders, hot dogs with spicy relish and grilled eggplant and tomato sliders.

In case you didn’t make it out for the big bash, get a taste of the party by making two of her favorite recipes of the day.

Rachael Ray Recipes at SXSW
Brian Lahiere

Whiskey Chicken Drummers
Serves 4

For the marinade:

2 shots Worcestershire sauce
2 shots whiskey or bourbon
2 shots hot sauce
2 shots cider vinegar
24 chicken leg drummers (about 3 pounds)
Salt and pepper

For the sauce:
3 tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 shots whiskey
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce (optional)
⅓ cup cayenne pepper hot sauce (such as Frank’s® RedHot®)
1 tsp. coarse black pepper

For serving:
Chopped or sliced scallions
Carrot and celery sticks

1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag. Season the drummers with salt and pepper and add them to the marinade. Refrigerate for 3 hours, then bring to room temperature.

2. Pre-heat the smoker/oven to 300ºF.

3. Arrange a wire rack over a baking sheet. Arrange the drummers on the rack and slow-cook for about an hour and 15 minutes.

4. For the sauce, melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, swirl for 2 minutes, then add the whiskey, Worcestershire (if using), hot sauce and pepper. Drop the heat to low and simmer to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.

5. Toss the drummers with sauce and top with the scallions. Serve with carrot and celery sticks alongside.

Cracked Dijon Mustard Frankfurter with Kimchi Chow Chow Relish
Serves 4

1½ cups rice wine vinegar
1-2 tbsp. Sriracha hot sauce
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tbsp. yellow mustard seed
1 tbsp. Chinese mustard or Dijon
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 small head or ½ large head Napa cabbage or green cabbage, thinly sliced
½ small to medium red onion, very thinly sliced
2 large cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
1 cup fresh corn kernels
4 mustard frankfurters (like Park’s Finest Cracked Dijon)
4 good-quality hot dog buns

1. Pre-heat the grill or grill pan according to frankfurter package instructions.

2. Bring the vinegar, hot sauce, celery seed, mustard seed, Chinese mustard, water, sugar and salt to a boil.

3. Add the cabbage, onion, garlic and corn; bring back to a boil, then turn off the heat.

4. Once it cools slightly, pour the mixture into a large bowl and let cool in the fridge. The relish can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks in a sealed container. (This recipe makes about 2-3 cups relish.)

5. Place the frankfurters on the grill and cook, according to the package instructions. When done, place frankfurters on the buns. Top with the kimchi chow chow relish and serve.

—Nancy Mattia

FILED UNDER: Chicken , Food , Rachael Ray , Recipes , Snack , SXSW

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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