Apricot Sweet Chili Sauce : Dry Dock Brewing Collaboration

My lovely friends over at Dry Dock Brewing are preparing for the Super Bowl and they wanted to cook with beer. Luckily for me, they make so many amazing brews so it was easy to find one to incorporate into food: I went with the gold medal winning Apricot Blonde. To come up with a recipe, I figured out what a Dry Dock brewer craves for football munchies and this is what Doug Hyndman had to say:

“I certainly am a football watching fool. Wings and pizza are always a good fit with football. I’m also a big fan of bacon-wrapped jalapeños, and fried cheese curds would be sweet. Bison chile with habaneros…”

Doug, I’m sorry I won’t be cooking everything you want, but you will see some Doug-inspired recipes in the future. For now, I hope this recipe for Apricot Sweet Chili Sauce will suffice.

As for the Super Bowl, I don’t care who wins as long as its not the Patriots.

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Dragon’s Chili

Dragon’s Milk is a beer named after dragons. Dragons breathe fire. Fire is hot. Hot is another word for spicy. This pork green chili is spicy, therefore it must be Dragon’s Chili.

Also, the Super Bowl is coming up and it is time to get your chili game strong.

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Brown Ale Marinara + Zucchini Lasagna

When one of your beautiful little angel friends comes back from abroad with a bottle of Danish beer….you cook with it. This is what I did when my good friend Meghan returned the to US with Bøgebryg Brown Ale. This beer is chock full of caramel malt flavors with a kick of smokiness, making it perfect for a marinara sauce. Since this recipe was so easy, I decided to turn it into two: Brown Ale Marinara and a zucchini lasagna that uses said marinara. Enjoy the meatiness below.

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The Fast Fix: Beer Mac and Cheese Pie

This is the least homemade recipe I’ve every thrown together and I’m not ashamed. Sometimes I just don’t want to put in a ton of work, deal with it. At first, I was worried about sharing the recipe with you all but the more I thought about it, I realized that many of my followers would appreciate this easily made hunger fix. For those nights when you get home from work and just want to pig out on some comfort food, I present to you…drum roll, please….Beer Mac and Cheese Pie.

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Frambozen Beef Stew

Raspberry brown ale with beef ?!? Who would’ve thought those two ingredients could go together? Maybe they don’t, maybe you’ll just have to make the recipe and see…

But really, I wouldn’t dare trick you like that, nor would I trick myself. I make these recipes because I’m hungry and on this day, I was starving. As it is getting colder outside, I’ve transitioned my kitchen into a winter cooking sanctuary. This means you’ll find a Crock Pot, dutch oven, lots of baking sheets, and whatever else you need to make heaps of stews and cookies. I’ve also started to gravitate towards winter ingredients, hence the seasonal Frambozen by New Belgium and a few pounds of beef. This year’s Frambozen is slightly tangy, slightly sweet, and has just the right amount of raspberry with earthy undertones you’d expect from a brown ale. When you mix that goodness with some herbs and veggies, it creates a pretty damn delicious stew.

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Saison Stuffing

This creation lies somewhere in the realm between stuffing and bread pudding. With a heaping amount of eggplant and pancetta, it surely can be served as a main dish. If you’re beginning to look for a side dish for Thanksgiving, it will work for that too. Whatever the situation is, you have to make this recipe, especially if you’re obsessed with saisons like me. The zesty and peppery flavors of Saison #4 are the perfect addition to marry the rest of the ingredients together. The Saison Stuffing is one of my favorite recipes that I have come up with so far and will definitely become a regular meal in the Drink and Spoon household.

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Passionate Risotto|PorchDrinking.com

“I haven’t cooked with beer in a while which is why all of my built up creativity exploded into this one recipe. Luckily, I didn’t spend my night slaving away in the kitchen for nothing – this meal turned out to be delightful. The Passionfruit Sour Ale by Breakside Brewing imparted a tangy flavor into the grains that integrated beautifully with the apples and goat cheese. The addition of blackberries and green onions took this dish to the next level. If you didn’t pick up on it from the name, this ‘passionate risotto’ is anything but boring.”

Find the rest of the recipe here: http://www.porchdrinking.com/cooking-beer-passionate-risotto/

 

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