Rum Recipes: 3 Sweet and Savory Dishes With a Splash Of the Good Stuff

Rum was first distilled in the early 17th century and is still one of the most popular liquors. 

While it's a great beverage and there are plenty of rum cocktails to enjoy, you may want to try cooking with it. If you're one of the many rum lovers and foodies, then keep reading.

Cooking with rum may sound intimidating, but we're going to help. Here you'll learn about some of the best rum recipes that you'll want to try right away. 

1. Roasted Black Pepper Rum Pineapple 

If you need a refreshing treat in the summer for your guests, this is the perfect rum recipe. You'll need the following ingredients: 

  • 1 pineapple, peeled with top leaves 
  • 50g butter, sliced then
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp chili flakes, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 160g can of coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp white rum

Mix the sugar, pepper, and chili, and put on all the pineapple slices. Put slices of butter on top of each one and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. 

While you're waiting, you're going to make the cream. Whip the rum into the cream and put it on top of the pineapple slices once you've removed them from the oven. Top with chili flakes and enjoy. 

2. Coconut-Rum Grilled Shrimp

Some recipes have so many ingredients and steps that it becomes overwhelming to try and make the dish. This isn't one of those recipes. There's a total of five ingredients. 

  • 2 pounds large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 13.5-ounce can of coconut milk

You're going to combine the sugar, rum, milk, and lime juice in a large bowl and whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then divide the mixture into two equal parts. Place all the shrimp in one bowl, cover it, and put it in the refrigerator to marinate. 

While the shrimp is marinating, you'll take the rest of the sauce and put it in a pan on medium heat. Stir constantly until it the mixture thickens. This is going to be your glaze for later. 

Put your shrimp on skewers and grill. Top them with the glaze and serve warm.

3. Chocolate Rum Balls

One of our favorite rum recipes is this simple dessert. You'll only need seven ingredients and there's no baking required. It's an easy last-minute rum recipe or you can make it up to there days in advance. 

You're going to mix one teaspoon of instant coffee granules with 1/4 cup of dark, warm rum. You'll then take the mixture and combine it with four ounces of cream cheese, one cup of confectioners' sugar, and one cup of ground almonds. Once all the ingredients are blended together, you'll add three ounces of melted, unsweetened chocolate.

Then put it into the refrigerator until the mixture is firm. Roll them into one-inch spheres and cover them with crushed Oreos. Put them back in the fridge until you're ready to eat them.  

Rum Recipes to Try

Whether you like sweets or savories, we've got you covered. You can use rum in your drink, appetizer, entrée, dessert, or in all four if you want.

There's no limit to what you can do when you're cooking with rum. If you're ready to make some rum recipes, start by getting your main ingredient here. We have the best cooking and sipping rum on the market.

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