Smoked Salmon Pasta with a Consilium Cream Sauce

So I’m not a huge seafood person. Of course, I love sushi like every other white girl in America but I just have a hard time getting past the fishy taste of most cooked sea creatures. Although I will pretty much never order salmon at dinner, I will frequently request a bagel with lox. Part of me likes to believe it’s making my bagel healthy (which is not possible). In order to get over my fear of the pink fish, I decided to face it head on and take my favorite parts about salmon at breakfast and use them to create a delicious dinner. Beer fits into this equation because Consilium, the brew by Renegade used in this dish, is made with orange peel – adding the perfect amount of zippy zest to the pasta.

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Pulled Pork Benedict (Part II of the Pulled Pork Party)

We really hope you made the Drunken Pulled Pork or else you’re going to find this recipe a bit hard to complete. Its part two of the pulled pork party, because when you make 4 lbs of pulled pork, you usually have leftovers. We came up with the perfect way to get rid of them. Pulled Pork Benedict. Its served on top of cornmeal biscuits and topped with a spicy hot hollandaise sauce. The goat cheese helps cut the spice and pumps up the flavors of the dish. We chose Sunday Morning by Renegade Brewing Co. as the beer to serve because we think this is a meal best eaten as breakfast for dinner. Be prepared to take a food nap after this one.

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The Chicken and the Egg Sandwich

What came first…the chicken or the egg? Who cares when you can have them both? This sandwich has panko pan fried chicken, roasted red pepper, a fried egg, arugula, pesto, and Parmesan encrusted bread. That’s right…the cheese is on the OUTSIDE of the bread. Maybe I’ve been going a little sandwich crazy lately, but how could I not when things this delicious can be made? The chicken is spicy and crispy, the red pepper and pesto are sweet, and the ooey-gooey egg yolk brings it all together. Did I mention there is CHEESE on the OUTSIDE of the bread? Yeah, its that good. To make this a balanced meal, you’re going to need a beer. For this one I chose Redacted, a Rye India Pale Ale by Renegade Brewing Company.

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