Cooking with beer recipes

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Microbrews are very popular in the United States.

And people aren’t just drinking the beers — they’re cooking with them, too.

FOX8’s Shannon Smith stopped by the Spring House in Winston-Salem to find out how they do it.

Here are some recipes:

Foothills inspired Beer Cheese

2 jumbo brews, reduce ¾
add 2 qt. heavy cream
1 qt half & half
2 bricks cheddar cheese

Sesame Crusted Salt & Pepper Pork w. Lemon Chive Aioli

pork tenderloin

1 t. superfine sugar
3 T. soy sauce
1 T. beer
salt and pepper

3 T. cornstarch

oil for frying

Lemon Chive Aioli

Begin by mixing the sugar, soy sauce, bourbon/beer, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour the marinade on the pork. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

Heat oil to 350 degrees. As the oil is heating, remove the pork from the bag, not including the marinade, and add to a bowl. Sprinkle the cornstarch on top of the pork pieces, and make sure every piece gets the cornstarch on it.

Add the pork in batches and cook for about 4 minutes. Once a light golden brown, remove to a strainer, and repeat the process with the remaining pork. Once you fried all of the pork, add the drained pieces back to the oil and cook for another two minutes. This will change the texture a bit more, as well as the color.

Take a generous pinch of the ground salt and pepper and sprinkle on top of the pieces.

Aromatic Shrimp Hot Pot

3 T. veggie oil

fresh ginger
½ cup mushrooms
2 T. chili-garlic paste
2 T. brown sugar

4 cups chicken stock
.5 cup beer
3 T. soy sauce

1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced

fettuccine noodles
sesame oil

16 pieces shrimp
½ cup cilantro

Saute ginger, mushrooms, chili paste, & brown sugar. Add chicken stock & soy sauce. Add cabbage. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
Cook pasta – drain & rinse, then toss with1 T. sesame oil.
Add shrimp & bring broth to boil. Add cilantro & remaining 1 T. sesame oil.

Chocolate Nirvana

15 oz. chocolate
15 oz. butter
¼ cup beer
10 whole eggs
6 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
3.5 oz. flour

Melt chocolate & butter. Whip eggs, egg yolks, & sugar. Temper choco mixture. Fold in flour. Bake 375 for 7-9 minutes.

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