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Throw A Gourmet Licorice Theme Dinner Party

Throw A Gourmet Licorice Theme Dinner Party

Licorice Root Recipes 

Licorice, also spelled liquorice, is a plant that is known for its roots, and providing multiple health benefits. Besides the wonderful tasting candy we all know and love, there are many other great recipes that use licorice root. If you are a very avid fan of licorice and its unique flavor, these licorice root recipes for dinner party plans will delight you and your guests!

Fresh ingredients; vegetables, beef, and licorice root

Licorice Root and Malt Beer Beef Stew Recipe 

2 lbs. meat - beef or veal 

4 bay leaves 

2 carrots

2 potatoes 

2 celery stalks 

1 garlic clove 

4 rosemary branches 

7 oz. prunes (slightly macerated)

2 yellow onions 

⅓ cup cherry or balsamic vinegar 

⅓ cup all-purpose flour 

A pinch of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and sugar 

2 tbsp. butter 

4 Inches licorice, root

3 cups malt beer 

4 ½ cups beef stock or water 

Easy Instructions 

This licorice root recipe for delicious beef stew is perfect for gourmet licorice theme dinner parties, and will be a hit with your guests for sure! Our directions are simplified here, but there are multiple recipes online for this delicious beef stew if you need further instruction. 

Homemade beef stew is a dish that most people love, and the flavors in this recipe using licorice root and malt beer are sure to please. When you want to cook a dish with a rich flavor your guests would never imagine contained licorice root, this beef stew recipe is perfect. 

Prep Work

After trimming the fat and cutting it into stew size chunks, pat beef or veal meat dry and generously salt and pepper on both sides and refrigerate from one hour to overnight. Chop onions, celery, carrots, potatoes, and garlic clove into bite-size pieces. Cover the meat in flour and season with salt and pepper, then melt butter and brown the meat on both sides in the butter before transferring to a plate.

After Browning the Meat 

Take carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, garlic, and chili and simmer until it starts to change color. Add vinegar and cook until nearly evaporated, then add the meat back and the rest of the ingredients. Add herbs, beef stock (or water), and malt beer. Heat to a simmer and skim off the fat, and let cook on low for 3-4 hours until meat is tender. You want the beef tender enough to fall apart. 

Finishing Steps 

You're almost through, just remove the beef, rosemary, bay leaves, and licorice root and keep beef warm. Pass the sauce through a sieve and reduce until desired consistency, then add sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar to taste. Add the vegetables, prunes, and beef back into the sauce and cook until heated thoroughly again. Now your beef stew is ready to be served - enjoy! 

Licorice root tea

Licorice Root Tea Recipe 

2 quarts water 

¼ cup liquorice root 

A finger's length of fresh ginger, sliced but not peeled 

Put all ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour liquid through a fine-mesh sieve and serve hot or cold licorice tea, with honey and lemon on the side. There are many variations of licorice root teas you can make, but this is a basic recipe. 

If sweet tea is desired for serving iced tea at your dinner party, add 1 cup of sugar or equivalent of sugar substitute to the tea, once steeped. You can also add a cinnamon stick or some mint leaves for added flavor to this delicious licorice root tea drink selection. Now, your drinks are served! 

Black Licorice Créme Brulee Tarts Recipe 

The Shells 

1 - ¼ cups all-purpose flour

⅓ cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder 

¼ cup sugar 

¼ tsp. salt 

7 tsp. cold unsalted butter, cubed 

2 large eggs, slightly beaten 

The Filling 

1 - ½ cups flour 

7 ounces of Druppels of Holland soft black licorice chews from 

8 large egg yolks 

¾ cup sugar 

¼ tsp. salt 

2 tsp. Pernod 

8 tsp. superfine sugar 

About This Recipe 

This recipe uses actual licorice candy instead of just the roots of the plant, and it is the perfect sweet treat for the dessert at dinner parties. Further instructions on how to make these delightful treats can be found here.

They're a little more complicated to make than some other sweet licorice recipes but just perfect for gourmet licorice theme dinner parties! 

Licorice Health Benefits 

Taking care of the health of the respiratory and immune system making licorice recipes is easy because the taste and flavor are enough to get even the very avid fan excited! It has long been used for boosting the immune system, especially for respiratory infections. 

Taking care of the health of your skin is another benefit of the popular herb licorice, and particularly for those with eczema. Even if you don't care for the flavor of licorice, there are supplements available in powder and capsule form. 

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Licorice Lovers Unite 

Here at, we understand the fascination with the taste of yummy licorice! That's why we offer over 50 flavors and dozens of varieties from all over the world. Check out all our selections for any taste buds, including sugar-free options. One pound of delicious licorice candy in every tube, and we ship worldwide too! is where licorice lovers unite, so come place your order today. 

And the next time you want to try a new recipe, make a dish with licorice root! 

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