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Roasted Pepperberry Pork

Roasted Pepperberry Pork

The peppery and fruity flavours of Tasmanian Pepperberries are a lovely match for roasted pork. It also deepens the naturally crimson colour of the Char Siu sauce. Serves: 4 Prep: 10 minutes Cooking: 25 minutes Ingredients 4 pork (tenderloin) fillets (700-800g) 3 Tbsp. Char Siu sauce 1 Tbsp. honey 2 Tbsp. pale ale 2 tsp. ground Tasmanian Pepperberries Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add the pork and coat thoroughly. Place pork on an oiled baking tray and place into oven. Remove … Read entire article »

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Chicken Leek and Ale Pie

Chicken Leek and Ale Pie

This pie recipe is great for sharing a meal with friends. Blind baking adds a couple of steps, but makes a big difference to the finished pie. Serves 6 Time: Prep 30 min Cooking 45 min Ingredients 800g chicken thigh fillets, roughly chopped 1 leek, white part only thinly sliced 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1cm lengths 1 bacon rasher, cut into large pieces ½ cup tasty cheese, grated 1 tablespoon seeded mustard 2 garlic cloves, mashed 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons butter ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 … Read entire article »

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Vintage Osso Buco

Vintage Osso Buco

This a modern version of Osso Buco that is a lovely flavoursome meal and is ideal on a cold winter’s night. It pairs well with full flavoured strong ales, such as Coopers Vintage Ale. Serves 4 Time: Prep 15 min, Cooking 2 ¼ hours Ingredients 4 Osso Buco (1 – 1.2 Kg) 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g can chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped 2 … Read entire article »

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IPA Salmon Curry

IPA Salmon Curry

This curry is easy to make, and has a lot of delightful flavours and textures. India Pale Ale is an ideal partner to balance the heat of a curry. You can tailor the recipe to the heat level you like, but it’s at a good heat level for those who don’t regularly eat curries. If you want more heat, add more chillies or simply don’t deseed them. If you want less heat, add some coconut … Read entire article »

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Chocolate Stout Truffles

Chocolate Stout Truffles

Hand-made chocolate truffles can be quite a sensation, especially when they are ones you have made yourself. To ensure they taste great use the best ingredients that you can afford. Toasted hazelnuts and almonds have a natural affinity with the taste of dark chocolate and with dark roasted beers like Russian Imperial Stout. A quality white chocolate, such as Lindt, also makes for a delicious and beautiful covering. They’re a little bit fiddly, but even … Read entire article »

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Blue Cheese, Beer, & Bacon Puffs

Blue Cheese, Beer, & Bacon Puffs

These bite size puffs of flavour are easy to make and disappear all too quickly when you have friends over. They are made with choux pastry and taste best served hot. But you don’t have to wait for the last minute to prepare them. Make the pastry earlier in the day, refrigerate, and then pop them onto baking trays and into the oven 20 minutes before you need them. Or you can make them the … Read entire article »

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Pulled Pork Burgers with Smoky BBQ Sauce

Pulled Pork Burgers with Smoky BBQ Sauce

Pulled pork is slow cooked for hours until it is so tender that it literally falls apart. Instead of cutting, you then pull it apart into pieces. Typically you will need to cook a 1kg piece for at least 3 ½ hours. Cook the pork on your BBQ, in your smoker, or go the easy way and cook it in the oven. Then serve in toasted Turkish rolls with baby spinach leaves, cheese, beetroot slices, … Read entire article »

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Herbed Prawns with Asparagus

Herbed Prawns with Asparagus

Serves: Four Prep: 15 min Cooking: 15 min Herbed prawns are a lovely and easy start to any dinner. Ingredients 8 or 12 (about 300gm) large shelled raw prawns 250ml Australian pale ale Bunch (about 170gm) asparagus spears 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp. dried rosemary 3 tsp. dried basil 3 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. salt 1 large pinch black pepper Butter for frying (about 50gm) A few sprigs of fresh parsley Method Grind together rosemary, basil, paprika, salt, and pepper with mortar and pestle or with spice grinder. Put the spices, … Read entire article »

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Beer-Brined Beer Can Chicken

Beer-Brined Beer Can Chicken

A sure way to impress guests at your next BBQ is by making a chicken that looks magnificent. Brining the chicken in beer before cooking will make it extra moist and flavoursome. Ideally, you will have a hooded BBQ with a thermometer, but I have also cooked it in the oven. It needs to stand after cooking, which will give you time to cook your other meats on the BBQ. It is also easy to cook … Read entire article »

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Chocolate Porter Brownies

Chocolate Porter Brownies

Chocolate Porter BrowniesBrownies are very popular for dessert or even for an afternoon snack. They taste even better when matched with a chocolaty porter or stout. Ingredients 250gm unsalted butter 50gm baking cocoa 200gm quality dark chocolate 125gm chopped 85% cocoa chocolate 220gm (1 cup) raw caster sugar 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 125ml chocolate porter (such as Holgate Temptress) 150gm (1 cup) plain flour 135gm (1 cup) chopped walnuts (hazelnut or macadamia would also work) Butter for coating pan Directions Preheat oven to 160°C. Coat a 23cm … Read entire article »

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