Someone gave me a six pack of Habenero beer -any suggestions for cooking with it? It won't be drunk!

  • Posted by: Abi K
  • April 17, 2018
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Bevi
Bevi April 17, 2018

I often add a bottle of beer to my chili recipe. That might work.

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Abi K
Abi K April 17, 2018

Yup, good plan, that uses up one of them....

Bevi
Bevi April 17, 2018

Offer up the rest to drink with the chili. It sounds like the remedy might be a dinner party Tex-Mex style.

Amy Grimes
Amy Grimes April 17, 2018

Seconding using it in chili. You could also use it to make bread -https://food52.com/recipes.... You could also try a Beer & Cheese soup -https://food52.com/recipes...

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creamtea
creamtea April 17, 2018

You might try a take on carbonnade Flammande: https://www.saveur.com...
but switching to some South-of-the-border seasonings such as juice of an orange in place of the vinegar, cinnamon, etc. I would take a small swig if you can, to determine the amt. of dried chiles to add (or not):
https://www.saveur.com...

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Abi K
Abi K April 17, 2018

That is different - can't wait to try it!

702551
702551 April 17, 2018

I'd try using it as a moistening liquid in a braise, like pulled pork. Since there are many, many kinds of braises, you have plenty of options there.

Another alternative is using in for beer can chicken, the kind you roast over a beer can.

Maybe you can use some of the beer in a glaze or sauce, especially something that is cooked down and reduced like a BBQ sauce.

Or maybe you can see if it'll trap insects in your garden. Not sure how strong the habanero scent is and if it is offputting enough for bugs.

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HalfPint
HalfPint April 17, 2018

How about using in a marinade for chicken or shrimp, like tequila chicken?

It might also be good in a seafood boil.

Years ago, my sister made "Mexican" rice with a little beer and seasonings. Might want to add it to rice for flavoring.

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ktr
ktr April 17, 2018

I like to marinade a wild boar roast in beer with honey and rosemary. I'm sure it would work with beef, venison, or pork as well.

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Stephanie B.
Stephanie B. April 17, 2018

I also support using it it in chili, and other types of stews. You could use it in curry - I've made a red curry dish that called for cooking chicken in beer and coconut milk and it's really good. Unfortunately I can't find the recipe I used :(

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Nancy
Nancy April 22, 2018

Beer quick bread (with baking powder).
Many recipes out there...see Genius Kitchen for a start.

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Runi
Runi April 24, 2018

Frijoles Borachos! It would be fabulous in there. Beans, onions, tomatoes,garlic, beef, bacon and beer. The recipes usually call for just a cup of beer but I use the whole bottle. I usually add jalapeños so your beer would fit in perfectly. Love these beans!

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Abi K
Abi K April 24, 2018

This sounds great and different!

Runi
Runi April 24, 2018

Also, drink them michelada style with some Clamato in a salt or Tajín rimmed glass. https://en.wikipedia.org...
The Clamato will tamp down the heat of the beer.

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