There’s nothing better than that first sip of an ice-cold beer on a summer day – but have you ever thought about what you can do with beer aside from drinking it? With its complex flavour profile of bitter and aromatic hints, it can make a really good ingredient for cooking some delicious dishes. We’ve rounded up some popular dishes that incorporate this popular beverage in ways you might not expect.
1. Beer Batter Fish N’ Chips
Your classic fish n’ chips dish – but elevated with beer! When making the batter to coat your fish, stir in 1 1/2 cups of beer per cup of flour to create a thick coating that will fry beautifully. The alcohol will evaporate and leave a delicious savoury flavour.
2. Beer Can Chicken
Ready to take grilling season to the next level? Take a whole chicken, season it, and place it standing upright over a half-full, open can of beer. Close your BBQ and let it do its magic until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. This will take about an hour and fifteen minutes, but we promise that it’ll be worth the wait!
3. Beer & Beef Stew
Gather all your favourite stew ingredients – you can be creative with this one! Start it off with some sautéed onions, then deglaze it with a can your favourite stout beer. Once boiled, put in the other ingredients and let it bake for 2-3 hours at 325°F (depending on the ingredients) or until the meat is tender.
Now that you’ve made it through this list, you’ve opened up your options to consume more beer in brand new ways! But if you’re too tired to whip up these delicious meals yourself, you can always check out your options for delivery or pick-up on foodora. Bon appétit!