… these are a few of my favourite things.
Whilst garlic, beer and butter didn’t make Sound of Music’s Julie Andrew’s list of favourite things they certainly make mine!
I recently posted about The Beeroness and her Stove Top Mac & Cheese, I made this at home and it was magical. It wasn’t long before I was back at her website looking for more great recipes to continue my cooking with beer education.
I came across the words “roasted garlic beer butter shrimp” and it just so happened I had some prawns just begging to be eaten.
The recipe is pretty straight forward. It just takes a roasted head of garlic, some butter, half a cup of beer, some olive oil and a good mixing. I used Little Creatures Pale Ale as I wanted a beer that was big on flavour but not offensively so.
The other great feature of this recipe is the beautiful wafting smell of roasted garlic all through the kitchen.
The Beeroness gives two options for cooking the prawns – stove top and grill. I decided on stove top as I didn’t want to mess around with putting prawns on skewers since it had taken me so long to behead and de-vein the buggars!
I served the prawns on Supreme Soy Sauce Chow Mein which I took from another recent website discovery – Rasa Malaysia, excellent for a variety of Asian dishes. I altered the sauce a little from their recipe but again this one is nice and easy – basically throw your ingredients into the pan on high heat and keep it moving! Garnish with the white sesame seeds and spring onion.
To keep with the pale ale theme I served this with the Bear Republic XP Pale Ale, another fantastic beer from Bear Republic who are fast becoming one of my ‘go-to’ breweries because all their beers I have tried so far have been great.
It was ballsy but still very drinkable, you’d easily have a few pints of this and with dinner it matched nicely. The prawns carried a lot of garlic sweetness and something tangy which I’m guessing was from the beer; both these flavours went well against the fruitness and bitterness of the XP.
Til next time Beeroness … I’ll definitely be back for more beer cooking joy!