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Cooking with BC Beer and BC Meat – Imperial Stout Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Posted by Terry Hickey on

Cooking with BC Beer and BC Meat – Imperial Stout Marinated Flat Iron Steak Dark beer is a particularly great marinade for grilling or cooking meats like steak for a couple of important reasons. First of all, the darker and more intense roasted malt flavours pair up nicely with any grilled (or cast iron cooked) meat. Secondly, it’s been discovered that marinating meat in dark beer has a profound effect on limiting the formation of potentially harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that form when meat is cooked at high temperatures (study link here). So not only does marinating meat in...

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Cooking with BC Beer and BC Meat - Chicken Cordon Beer with Beer Cheese Sauce

Posted by Terry Hickey on

Beer is a great marinating liquid base as it does an awesome job imparting its own flavour while also helping the other marinade spices infuse with the meat. It is fun to play around with beer based marinades and to get started, simply pick a beer that you think will match up will with your meal and use it in your favourite marinade recipe. Below, I used a dark lager from Central City Brewing to add dark roasted malt flavours into some chicken breasts and to add more flavour to a basic homemade cheese sauce. Marinade: Prep 2-4 hours in advance...

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Pastured Pork & Black Lager Stew

Posted by Sam Holland on

The ultimate in comfort food! We've started cutting stewing pork so come on down to the shop, buy a Pork Beasty Box or come see us at the farmers market to pick some up & make this mouth-watering & oh so satisfying dish: Ingredients 2 sticks of celery 2 medium onions 2 carrots olive oil 3 fresh or dried bay leaves 500 g quality diced stewing pork 500 ml dark lager, ale or stout (We recommend Persephone Brewing's Black Lager) 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour 1x 400 g plum tomatoes Directions: If using the oven to cook the stew, preheat...

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Cooking with BC Beer and BC Meat - Double Maple Stout Braised Pork Sausages

Posted by Terry Hickey on

Beer is excellent for braising meats, acting as both a liquid for the braising and as a flavour ingredient in the finished dish. In this recipe, I’ve combined the maple flavours of Cannery Brewing’s Maple Stout beer with Urban Digs Farms Maple Breakfast Heritage Pork Sausages for a perfect sweet and savoury duo. This is a simple, yet effective way to cook sausages and almost any type of beer will work well to add new or complementary flavours to your sausages. Recipe (Total time 30 min. 5 min prep, 25 minutes cooking time): 1 Package of Urban Digs Maple Breakfast...

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Cooking with Beer and Meat – Chocolate Porter Bison Meatloaf Smothered in Back Bacon

Posted by Terry Hickey on

British Columbia has a booming craft beer industry which boasts well over 100 craft breweries operating in our province (119 as of this moment with more to come). There’s all kinds of locally crafted beer out there and many places to enjoy it, however you rarely hear much about how to cook with it. In this segment, and more posts to come, I want to explore ideas and recipes combining locally made beer with meat supplied by Urban Digs Farm. Below, I’ll be showcasing a dish I recently made with the ground bison they sell and their own heritage back...

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