Hungry for Hops? Try These 6 Beer-Fueled Recipes

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“Beer recipes” is one of the most exquisite word combinations in the English language. It has all the wit and character of booze, all the promise of indulgence and food to come.

There are some wildly boozy culinary contenders out there — and, arguably, some even weirder food-infused beers. We’ve whittled our list of beer-centric recipes down to six picks with the most potential for awesomeness. This list has it all: apps and stouts, entrees and ales, desserts and…Dunkels? All in all, it’s an six recipe adventure through some of the finest booze-soaked forays into deliciousness.

1. Honey Porter Glazed Chicken Skewers

This mouth-watering recipe from The Beeroness is a fun way to get a party started. These skewers can be either grilled or baked in the oven, depending on your preference.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated with a microplane (or minced)
  •  cup honey
  • ½ cup porter or stout beer
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped shallots (about 1 medium shallot)
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into cubes
  • oil for the grill
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, honey, the porter of your choice, mustard, soy sauce, and pepper. Add the chicken cubes to this mix, and refrigerate for at least one hour — up to as long as overnight. After chicken has sufficiently soaked, remove the chicken from the mix — hang on to that marinade, though — and thread chicken onto metal skewers. Note: You may also use wooden skewers, but we suggest soaking them for 30 minutes beforehand — otherwise, you’ll have some trouble if you opt to grill!

Add olive oil and shallots to a pot over medium heat. Sautee until shallots have soften — this will take around five minutes. Add marinade to pot and allow it to boil, stirring frequently to reduce and thicken the mixture into a glaze. This should take about eight minutes.

Oven Cooking: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place skewers on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Brush each skewer generously with glaze and pop into the oven. Roast skewers for 30-40 minutes, and continue to brush with glaze every 8-10 minutes throughout baking. After the chicken is cooked through, remove and sprinkle with cilantro to taste.

Grill Cooking: Preheat your grill to medium high. Brush the grill lightly with oil to avoid sticking. Brush chicken generously with glaze and place on the grill. Continue to brush chicken with the glaze every 2-4 minutes until the meat is cooked through — this should take about ten minutes. Add cilantro to skewers to taste. Yum!