Seasonal Recipe Pairings
Orange Glazed Salmon
Recipe from: cookingclassy.com
Beer Pairing: Castle Island Candlepin
Wine Pairing: Ironside Pinot Noir
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets (1-inch thick),
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 1/2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
- 5 Tbsp chicken broth , divided
- 1 1/2 tsp orange zest
- 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper.
- Add salmon and to pan and cooked until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 3 – 4 minutes per side. Transfer salmon to a plate while leaving oil in pan.
- Add garlic and rosemary to pan and saute 20 seconds, then add 1/4 cup chicken broth and simmer until mostly reduced.
- Stir in orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice and honey. In a small bowl whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp chicken broth with cornstarch.
- Pour into pan, season sauce with salt and pepper to taste then bring to a boil and allow to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Return salmon to pan, spoon sauce over salmon.
- Serve with rice, mashed potatoes, vegetables or your choice of sides.
Beer Pairing: Sam Adams Boston Lager
Wine Pairing: 90 + Sauvignon Blanc Lot 2
Recipe from: AllRecipes.com
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow squash
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- cooking spray
- 6 (9 inch) whole wheat tortillas
- 1 1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
- In a large nonstick pan, cook red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and mushrooms in olive oil over medium to medium-high heat for about 7 minutes, or until just tender. Remove vegetables from pan.
- Coat the same pan with cooking spray, and place one tortilla in pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese evenly over tortilla, and layer 3/4 cup of the vegetable mixture over the cheese. Sprinkle another 1/8 cup of cheese on the vegetables, and top with a second tortilla. Cook until golden on both sides, for approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove quesadilla from pan, and repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each quesadilla into 8 triangles with a pizza cutter. Serve hot.
Fish & Chips
Recipe from: geniuskitchen.com
Beer Pairing: Victory Prima Pils
Wine Pairing: Kai Mai Bay Sauvignon Blanc
- ½ lb white fish fillet (cod or halibut)
- 1 cup beer (not dark)
- 1 cup flour, and a little more for dusting
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch fresh ground black pepper
- Combine all batter ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Cut the fillets into desired sized pieces.
- Dust fillets with flour.
- Dip the fillets in the batter.
- Fry fillets in deep fryer at 375 degrees with at least 2 inches of vegetable oil until golden brown. Don’t crowd the fillets while frying.
- Drain fillets on paper towels or brown paper bags from the grocery store.
- Serve with french fries, tarter sauce, cocktail sauce, malt vinegar and cole slaw or cucumber salad
Beer Pairing: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Wine Pairing: Natale Verga Chianti
Recipe from: AllRecipes.com
- 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 (8 ounce) package manicotti shells
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, combine ricotta, spinach, onion and egg. Season with parsley, pepper and garlic powder. Mix in 1 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan. In a separate bowl, stir together spaghetti sauce and water.
- Spread 1 cup sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Stuff uncooked manicotti shells with ricotta mixture, and arrange in a single layer in the dish. Cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until noodles are soft.
Recipe from: TasteofHome.com
Wine Pairing: Graham Norton Sauvignon Blanc
Beer Pairing: Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: 4 servings.
- 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoons fat-free milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
- 1 pound mahi mahi or cod fillets, cut into 1-inch strips
- 4 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
- 1 cup coleslaw mix
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
- For sauce, in a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, lime juice and milk; refrigerate until serving.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and water. In another bowl, toss bread crumbs with lemon pepper. Dip fish in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
- Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish; cook 2-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Serve in tortillas with toppings and sauce.
Recipe from: FoodNetwork.com
Wine Pairing: Beaumatin Rose IGP
Beer Pairing: Allagash White
- Total: 30 min
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Level: Easy
- Kosher salt
- 12 ounces fusilli or other corkscrew pasta
- 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved
- lengthwise, or broccoli florets (or a
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fusilli and cook as the label directs. Add the sugar snap peas and/or broccoli, carrots and bell pepper to the boiling water during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and vegetables and return to the pot.
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until just golden, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the tomatoes begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water. Pour the tomato mixture over the pasta and vegetables. Add the mint, Parmesan and half the goat cheese and toss to combine.
- Season with salt.
- Divide the pasta among bowls. Top with the remaining goat cheese and drizzle with olive oil.