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What do you cook with Berlinerweiss?

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by pweis909, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. pweis909

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    I have about a case of homebrewed Berlinerweiss that was made with some homegrown grapes (the grapes are pretty subtle). I've use it in a carbonade flamande-type dish and tonight blended it with a pesto sauce to toss with chicken and pasta. The tanginess seems to compliment browned meat; it's nice for deglazing a pan. Curious how you have used Berlinerweiss in cooking.
     
  2. youbrewidrink

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    I drink every Berlinerweisse that I can get my hands on, I usually use Cuvee Renee for cooking.
     
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    And how do you use Cuvee Renee? I'm looking for some ideas. Thanks!
     
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    Witbiers, saisons or berliners in my mussels instead of wine for certain recipes
     
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    Carbonade as you had mentioned, I have stewed rabbit in it (lapin A La Gueuze). I have used it to make Carnitas as it gives the pork a little bit of tang. It makes a pretty good float with ginger ice cream.
     
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    I haven't cooked with a Berliner per say, however, I did have it paired with a shrimp roll slider. The tartness cut through the creaminess of the bernaise sauce very nicely, cheers!
     
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    Steaming any sort of shellfish in berliner is a good bet
     
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    Brats and mussels
     
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    Salad dressing or the maybe in a oil/vinegar style coleslaw. I think this way you could keep more of the beer's flavor that is relatively delicate. I also think making a gastrique out of it for fish would be fantastic.
     
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