Summertime.....and the livin's easy!
Say hello to my little friend.....the most epic of surf and turfs. I cannot take credit for this succulent creation as my husband is the one who one day randomly said, "hey, i'm thinking for dinner we make scallops, steak, and a peach burrata salad thing. what do you think?"
What do you think I said....? Absolutely.....let's make this.
Requirements for this dish are as follows: highly recommend using a charcoal grill (it is worth the extra work, I promise you), best eaten outdoors (unless it's 100 degrees), and paired with an icy cold crispy boy such as a Helles Lager.
There's a wide variety of beers you could pair with this meal, but in spirit of the summer season, a nice crisp lager does the trick every time if you ask me!
Happy summer, everyone. Catch ya on the flip side!
This is an easy, go-to weekday meal that packs a lot of flavor and textures.
You can get creative here....there are no rules! But if you need a starting place, here's what we used in our bowls:
Basmati Rice (cooked by bag instructions)
Black beans (warmed up on stove)
Radish cut into coins
Chicken thighs cooked and shredded, seasoned with Mexican seasoning of choice
Spicy mayo (optional)
Hot sauce ie Chalua or Lechosa's (not optional) :)
Lime for garnish
Basically, you built your bowl in layers.....and when you're ready to eat, I like to mix it up just a bit in the bowl and go to town!
The Beer Pairing: IPA's are a classic Mexican fare pairing for me. Especially American or West Coast ones with citrusy, grapefruity hops! This certain beer from Scofflaw clocks in at 7.5% abv with a slightly hazy profile. Not bone dry, just a hint of juice to offset the bitterness. The hops are definitely piney, citrusy, and grapefruity, complementing and contrasting the dish. That makes for one interesting and tasty dining experience!
Cheers, ya'll! Enjoy.
Hey ya'll! It's been a while since I've updated my blog.
Welcome to my blog! I want to show the world a simple meal paired with craft beer can elevate their dining experience to unique levels. Cheers!