Are you a fan of the Beeroness yet? If not, then you should be. She’s a food blogger who creates recipes based on craft beer. The photos on her site are mouth-watering and the beautiful images showcase the food like a professional magazine. It definitely makes you want to cook with beer.
The other day I saw a recipe for a Stout and Sriracha BBQ Sauce on her site and couldn’t wait for an excuse to try it out. I’m headed to a Bottle Share and Potluck event, and this seems like a perfect reason to make some beer soaked BBQ chicken.
The Stout I chose to use for this recipe is Stone – Imperial Russian Stout. It’s a big bold Stout, 10.5% ABV, with roasted coffee flavors up front, and hints of anise and black currants on the back-end. Sounds like a perfect choice for cooking to me.
I’m not going to post her actual recipe here, (follow this link to her site). Once you’ve taken a look at the recipe come back, meanwhile I’ll wait here patiently…
See, wasn’t I right? Mouth watering photos over there. Cheers Beeroness!
Now, the first thing I noticed about the recipe was that I had almost all the ingredients already. Just like The Oatmeal, I’m a fan of Sriracha, (the rooster sauce.) So I only had to run to the store to get the Onion Powder, and some fresh garlic. The next thing I noticed was its simplicity.
- Mince garlic and sauté in oil
- Add rest of ingredients to pot
- Bring to boil over medium heat
- Stir and reduce for 15 minutes
So easy, even I could pull it off! Oh, and the recipe only calls for 1 cup of stout, so there’s plenty left for you to enjoy while cooking.
This sauce smells fantastic! I’m going to use it as a marinade for chicken wings. So for now I will just let it cool and put it in a glass jar in the fridge.
Beer Soaked Chicken Wings
Next step is to get some fresh (not frozen) chicken wings. (I got 30 wings at Costco for $15.02) Rinse and pat dry. Combine the sauce and chicken in a ziplock bag and let it marinate in the fridge for 24 hours.
Just before the potluck I’ll cook the chicken in the oven on a foil lined baking tray at 375 for about 15-20 minutes. I’ll transfer the chicken to a chafing dish and bring it to the bottle share potluck and amaze my beer soaked friends. Oh, and of course I’ll be pairing this dish with Stone Brewing’s Imperial Russian Stout.
Cheers to cooking with craft beer!