Cooking with Beer

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Ep. 6: Cooking With Beer – Season Finale

Quick, easy, and delicious. Three simple words, one fantastic meal. On the season finale of Cooking with Beer with Chris, we’ve whipped up a real crowd-pleaser: Meatball Subs made with Midnight Stout!

We have a feeling this easy-to-make and messy to eat meal will become a regular feature around your table this summer. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Meatballs
Olive oil
1 Small Potato
500 g Ground Beef
2 sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
Ciabatta Bread Rolls
1 splash of Red Wine Vinegar
100 g your favourite cheese

Gravy
2 Red Onions
2 Tomatoes
2 Celery Stalks
1 Heaped tbsp Plain Flour
½ can of Midnight Stout
500 mL Beef Stock
1 tbsp Hot Sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp Mustard
1 tbsp Honey
1 tsp Fennel Seed

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Lightly grease a large roasting tray.

2. Peel and coarsely grate the potato, then add to a bowl with the minced beef. Mix together, then roll the mixture into balls, slightly larger than a golf ball

3. Reserving 3 to one side, place the meatballs into the prepared roasting tray, then season the meatballs with sea salt and black pepper, then place in the hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

4. To make the gravy, brown the beef, then add the chopped onion, celery and fennel seed. Fry until veg soften.

5. Add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes

6. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, then add the Midnight Stout and leave to boil and bubble away.

7. Pour in the stock and stir in the remaining ingredients, then bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer.

8. Once cooked, remove the tray from the oven and place over a medium heat on the hob. Pour over the gravy, add the rosemary sprigs and simmer for a few minutes.

9. Toast your ciabatta.

10. Grate over the cheese and remove from the heat.

11. Spoon in the cheesy meatballs and gravy (discard the rosemary sprigs, then serve with any leftover gravy for dunking.

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Ep. 5: Cooking With Beer – Fish & Chips

Give the mushy peas a try!

We can’t think of a better combination than beer-battered fish and chips enjoyed with a frosty pint on a warm, sunny day. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, we developed this easy to make, and delicious to eat, Astrolabe IPA-battered fish and chip recipe for episode five of Cooking with Beer with Chris! Tuck into this tasty treat.

Fish
50 g Plain Flour
50 g Cornflour
1 tsp Baking Powder 
1 Tbsp Turmeric – Optional
150 mL Astrolabe IPA
400 g Fillet Sustainable Fish. We used haddock.

Chips
750 g Potatoes
2 Tbsp Plain Flour
2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
S & P to taste

Method
Combine flour, cornflour, baking powder and turmeric in a large bowl, season with S & P to taste. Gradually pour the beer and water into the bowl, stirring until you have a smooth, lump-free batter. Leave to rest for 30 mins while you prepare the chips.

Heat oven to 400 F. Chop potatoes into 1 cm thick chips. Tip chips onto a large baking tray with the flour, oil and some salt. Gently toss together until all the potatoes are evenly coated and the flour is no longer dusty. Roast for 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chips are golden and crisp.

To fry the fish, heat 3-4 cm of oil in a deep saucepan/frying pan until a drop of batter sizzles and crisps up straight away. Pat the fish dry with paper towel, and coat with flour and S & P. Shake off any excess, then dip into the batter. Carefully lower each fillet into the hot oil and fry for 4-5 mins per side until golden and crisp. Using a large slotted spoon, lift out the fish, drain on paper towel.

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Ep. 4: Cooking With Beer – Peanut Butter Shake Black Velvet Cupcakes

Don’t mind us, we’re just
over here drooling


Consider your sweet tooth satisfied! On episode 4 of Cooking with Beer with Chris, we’ve whipped up the most decadent, mouth-watering treat imaginable, Peanut Butter Shake Black Velvet Cupcakes. And, you’d never know it, but this recipe is butter-free – happy baking!



Cupcakes
350 g Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
200 g Flour
100 g Almonds
1.5 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
300 mL Peanut Butter Shake

Method
Preheat oven to 325F
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. 
Pour mixture into greased baking tin.
Put in preheated oven for 20 mins.
Let cool.  

Icing/Topping  
400 mL Whipping Cream
50 g Icing Sugar
Splash of Peanut Butter Shake (for luck)

Method
Whip until thickened and place a dollop onto cooled cupcakes.
Tip: For an extra little treat on top (and to look fancy AF) sprinkle with cocoa powder!

Keep refrigerated. 

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Ep. 3: Cooking with Beer – Midnight Stout Braised BBQ Ribs

Holy Hops! We’re already on Episode 3 of Cooking with Beer with Chris, and this week we have a mouthwatering dish for you that is perfect for BBQ season; Midnight Stout Braised BBQ Ribs. Juicy, tender, and full of flavour, we have a feeling these ribs will be on repeat all summer long.

Midnight Stout Braised BBQ Ribs
Rib Ingredients:
– Rack of side ribs (or back if you prefer)
– 2 Cans Tomato Paste
– 2 Onions
– 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika, Chilli Powder, Cayenne, Cumin Seed, Fennel Seed, Turmeric
– 1 tsp Cinnamon, Ground Clove
– 75 ml Worcestershire Sauce
– 2-3 tsp hot mustard
– Thumb-size Piece of Fresh Ginger
– 4 Cloves Garlic
– 25 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
– 3 cans of Midnight Stout (If needed, you can use 2 cans and replace 1 can with water/stock)
Salt and Pepper (a few generous pinches of each)

Potatoes

8 Yellow Potatoes
– 1 Cup Butter
– 2-3 tbsp Sour Cream
– 2-3 tsp Hot Mustard or Horseradish
– Salt and Pepper to taste

Coleslaw

– 2 cups Greek Yogurt
– 25 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
– 1 Red Cabbage
– Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:
Coming soon! In the meantime, check out our video on IGTV or Facebook.

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Ep. 2: Cooking with Beer – Farmer’s Daughter Mac’n’Cheese

Easter Dinner may not look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be as delicious! This week we have epitomized comfort food with our Farmer’s Daughter Mac’n’Cheese! As Chris would say, you’ll want to ‘tuck in’ to this gooey bowl of goodness before the video is through!

Farmer’s Daughter Mac’n’Cheese
Ingredients:
8 cups of Cooked Macaroni Elbows
1/4 cup Butter
2 Roasted Garlic Cloves (minced)
1/2 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
2 1/2 cups 2% Milk
1/4 cup 35% Cream
3/4 cup Farmer Daughter
1 cup Shredded Parmesan
3 cups Grated Aged Cheddar

Method:
1. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and add flour to make the roux.
2. Add garlic and salt/pepper. Cook for about 3/4 minutes.
3. Add beer, milk and cream. Bring to a simmer and keep it there until thickened. While still at a simmer, add Parmesan and cheddar slowly while whisking to incorporate cheese into sauce.
4. Add macaroni to sauce. Top with panko (bread crumbs) and bake until golden if crusty top is desired.

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Ep. 1: Cooking with Beer – Whistling Paddler Honey Bread & Class V Hummus

Are you seeking kitchen inspiration during these times? Look no further. Our Head Chef, Sarah, whipped up a couple of great recipes for you to try at home, and our President and Co-Founder, Chris, was kind enough to film a play-by-play for you. Enjoy!

Whistling Paddler Honey Bread

Ingredients:
12 oz Whistling Paddler
3 cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/4 cup Honey
6 Tablespoons Butter (cold and cut into slices)
Pinch of Kosher Salt

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F; grease 9×5 bread pan.
2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Pour in beer and honey. Mix until just combined.
4. Pour batter into pan and put butter slices on top.
5. Bake for 45-55 min.

Class V Hummus

Ingredients:
200 fl oz Can of Chick Peas (drained)
2 Cloves of garlic
1/4 cup Tahini
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Class V IPA

Method:
1. Combine all ingredients except beer in food processor using the S Blade.
2. Slowly incorporate beer; scrape sides.
3. Chill for 2 hours.