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Irelandia (Ireland + India) – Curried Cabbage & Pairings

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Saint Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and here at BLC that means cooking up something delicious (and maybe wearing a little green as well). Since no doubt we will soon be hearing the (let’s be honest, sometimes blaring) tones of bagpipes in the air it seemed like we should prepare something to honor this holiday from the Emerald Isle. It seems no Irish inspired meal is complete without cabbage, so in addition to our Blind Bat Stout Stew, we also cooked up a curried cabbage side dish. You may be asking, “Is this another recipe with a twist?” Yes, yes we did decide to add a twist to our cabbage. While we think corned beef and cabbage is a fine choice for your St. Pat’s celebration we wanted to try two recipes that were a bit different and offered some more depth of flavor to pair with the beers we would be enjoying. This side dish was savored with our stout stew, but it would make a suitable side dish for just about any St. Patty’s Day meal. This could also be turned into a hearty main course on its own by adding meat or tofu in the mix. This dish is savory, a little spicy and was quite tasty. keep reading...

From Ireland to Long Island – Blind Bat Stout Stew & Pairings

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Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner (it’s tomorrow for those who may not know). With that in mind we here at BLC were thinking how best to celebrate the festivities. During our recent interview with The Beer Amigos (Episode 12 is the one with our interview as well as more from the recent Spring Craft Beer Fest) we talked a bit about writing recipes and developing pairings for beer and food. This crept into our minds while running a couple errands and we decided to celebrate by making a “Guinness Stew”. We changed around the ingredients and recipe to make it our own. Instead of the traditional Irish dry stout, we decided to go with local favorite and use Blind Bat Brewery’s Long Island Potato Stout. After all, what says St. Patrick’s Day more than beer and potatoes? keep reading...