Beer = excellent for drinking with food. Right? Yes. Okay…
But, it also had unique properties that lend themselves to many awesome cooking techniques and recipes. It’s carbonated brings texture, the bitterness of hops can cut through other strong flavors, and the maltiness is a perfect match for lots of proteins, like beef, cheese, and many beans.
If you’re not cooking with beeralready, you should be. It’s way cheaper than opening a bottle of wine to deglaze a pan.
The clever folks at Serious Eats have rounded up fourteen of their favorite beer-y recipes, all of which sounds perfectly February-friendly.
Have at it! Cooking with Beer [Serious Eats]