If you are in search of some new ways to enjoy your favorite spirits, you might try using them for culinary inspiration in your kitchen. Incorporating beer and wine into recipes that you love is an easy and fun way to get some new perspective on the beverages you like to savor. With the simple tips below, you can add a creative spin to a variety of different cuisines.
- Braise meats in beer or wine: An affordable meal that can serve a crowd is a slow cooked roast braised in beer or wine with an assortment of aromatic vegetables. Roasts that work best for slow cooking methods tend to be the least costly cuts of meat available, so you can make enough for entertaining. Beef is excellent cooked in red wine, onions, carrots, and parsnips. Pork works well with beer braising, particularly with a sweeter wheat beer.
- Choose bottles you would drink: It is important to remember that cooking alcohol only concentrates its flavors, so you want to make sure that you do not use anything that you would not want to drink on its own. You do not have to splurge with the finest, most expensive bottles of wine or craft beer, but you should choose something that is palatable to you.
- Let the spirits shine through: One of the greatest things about cooking with beer and wine is the simplicity of recipes. You do not need to add much to a beer or wine based recipe, because whatever you choose will have a unique flavor that you won’t want to drown out. Choose just a few key ingredients to complement the alcohol you use to make the investment worth it when you enjoy the dish.
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