Cooking with craft beer

The beer spectrum has expanded with a variety of craft beers and offers an incredible array of flavors. A great craft beer can enhance a delicious meal, and it can also be used in cooking. The world of beer offers many possibilities for perfectly matched food pairings, whether as a beverage or an ingredient.

From IPA and pale ale to craft pils or strong stout beer: the variety of artisanal brewed craft beers is immense. Pale ale and India pale ale (IPA) brewed from light malt are now frequently found on a drinks menu. Pale ales are characterized by a very hoppy fruity taste. India Pale Ale is hopped at least twice, so it tastes slightly more bitter and has a higher alcohol content.

Craft beers can be excellent additions to savory and sweet dishes, such as malty brownies with pecan nuts and a dash of stout beer, or creamy risotto with sparkling IPA. Our recipe for Black Pork Marinated Pork Chop with Cinnamon Pears – flavored with thyme, oregano and Black IPA – is another delicious example.

Craft beer is similar to wine in that it opens up completely new culinary worlds, whether as a beverage or an ingredient. Enjoy!

Recipe: Black pork marinated pork chop with cinnamon pears

For the pork chop:

4 pork chops à 200g
1 red onion
2 garlic cloves
2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
2-3 sprigs of fresh oregano
500ml Black IPA
2teaspoonssalt
2teaspoonssugar
fresh pepper

For the cinnamon pears:
4 large pears
2tablespoonsbutter
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation of pork chop:

1. Finely chop onion

2. Finely chop garlic cloves

3. Wash herbs, spin dry and finely chop

4. Mix all together with beer with salt, sugar and pepper in a bowl and marinate overnight

5.Removefrom marinade and grill for 4-5 minutes each side

Preparation of cinnamon pears:

1. Cut pears into thin slices

2. Melt butter in a non-stick pan and add cinnamon

3. Add pears and cook for 2 to 3 minutes

4.Arrangeon top of grilled pork chop

Tip:Pairs well with potatoes.