These Easy-to-Make Dishes Are Great With Beer!
Need a snack to go with that beer? Try any of these quick recipes for a twist on some old classics.
Beer, with its spectrum of flavors (sweet, bitter, or even bready flavors, thanks to the yeast) can be paired with a lot¬†of dishes. Let your beer and pulutan pairings¬†rise to its potential with these¬†recipes you can make at home:
1 Sisig Always Wins
It's a classic for a reason. Imagine the sisig-sizzling hot, its fragrant aroma entering your nostrils, and then with every crunchy, chewy bite, you unleash a burst of flavors: salty, savory, smoky, sour, and spicy. Then, you wash it down with an ice-cold pint of beer that cleanses your palate, ready to start again.¬†
2 Make Your Pork Barbecue Tastier¬†
You can expect pork barbecue to be on every party spread. You can always depend on it to be good. But being dependably good can get boring. Dress up store-bought barbecue with a range of easy dips. Make an easy Sriracha-Honey Dip (one part sriracha, one part honey, and one part simple syrup), Sesame Soy Dip (1 cup mayo, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, one tablespoon sesame oil, some sesame seeds, and a teaspoon of brown sugar), or try any of these other vibrant-tasting dips:
3 Munch On These Salty-Spicy Crispy Dilis
Did you know that¬†adding salt¬†can bring out the sweetness of foods on your palate? If you've ever dipped a bitter grapfruit into a little salt and noticed it getting sweeter, you're not imagining things. Salt is basically a magical ingredient! That same rule applies when you pair the saltiness of dilis¬†with the bitterness of the beer. Plus, seafood goes really well with beer!
4 Pig Out with Tokwa't Baboy
You know what makes tokwa't baboy so amazing? Tokwa has this crunchy crust but a really absorbent, tender inside that soaks up the wonderful flavors released by the pork. This easy and accessible pulutan is also really quick to whip up for those impromptu party nights. Check out the short-but-sweet video below on how to make this bar-snack favorite.
5 Pair-Up with Calamari
Calamari is so addictive! Every bite of tender squid coated in the perfect, light, crispy batter¬†that's dipped in a delicious creamy dip is so highly satisfying. The¬†key to perfection is in the batter so be sure to check out our recipes! Your friends will love you when you serve this at your next session.¬†
6 Get Crazy for Kinilaw
The best way to have tuna is at its freshest! The Japanese know this and us Filipinos do, too! You can also choose tanigue, a local fish that's similarly firm-fleshed. Can you imagine doing this: enjoying an ice cold beer and fresh-from-the-sea kinilaw while lazily reclining on the beach? We bet you do! Learn to make this easy, no-cook recipe:¬†
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9 Get Cheesy with Cheese Sticks
We're not the first ones to tell you that cheese and beer is a great combo. You can upgrade your cheese stick experience by being creative, too! You can add strips of pimiento, a dash of curry powder, or julienned tomatoes into each stick so each bite is a burst of flavors.
10 Cap It Off with a Crunch
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It doesn't have to be October to celebrate beer! Just remember to drink responsibly and cook up these classics for a great