Seriously though, that's a tough pairing. Key Lime is really delicate (yet bold) so I thin it would be really difficult to pair it with beer. Perhaps a nice warm coffee based liquor drink, or maybe something with chambord.
Hmm how about:
1 part kahula
1 part chambord
4 parts hot coffe
topped with fresh whipped cream
This one's great for group eating -- make a couple big batches, with a few empty bowls for shrimp shells, and dig in with fingers and bread.
2 lbs whole large shrimp (unpeeled, but cleaned is my preference, as the peeling is part of the eating enjoyment.)
1 cup olive oil
4 t. salt
2 t. fresh ground pepper
2 t. oregano
2 t. rosemary leaves
3 bay leaves
25 cloves garlic (mashed)
1 cup dry white wine
Cook all ingredients except wine in large skillet over medium high heat for 15-20 minutes til shrimp turn pink & most of the juices are gone. Add wine. Cook over low heat until 1/2 the liquid is gone, about 5-7 minutes. Serve with crusty bread - make sure you have extra bread - you'll go through it with this sauce.
To drink, finish the wine! (Fat Tire also goes well with this.)
This is one of my favorite soup recipes; I got it from Taste of Home magazine.
½ lb bulk Italian sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
2 (10.5 oz) cans chicken broth
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes w/liquid
1 cup water
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper
½ tsp pepper
Ύ cup lentils, rinsed
In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, brown and crumble sausage, drain. Add next 9 ingredients, bring to a boil. Add lentils. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts)
I have a true weakness for Key Lime Pie and TNT's rec looks great. I'm also a great believer in the easy way. Edward's brand pie is as close to making your own as you'll ever get.
What's your favorite beer? "The fifth one, I think. That's the one that makes me handsome and fearless."
"These were the Dark Ages. Ages darker the anyone had ever expected."
- 1 part coffee beans, whole
- 2 parts pepper corns
- New York Strips or your favorite steak
- Kosher salt
- Fire up the grill.
- Pour a beer.
- Throw the coffee beans and pepper into a grinder and grind into a coarse rub. I have an old coffee grinder that I use. If you don't have a grinder, get a mortar and pestle. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, I suppose you could substitute ground coffee and pepper, but it's no where near the same.
- Coat the steak with coffee/pepper rub.
- Drink beer.
- Salt generously.
- Grill according to your preference, which should be medium rare to medium.
- Drink beer.
- Pull steaks off when they're done. Let em sit for few minutes.
- Be Merry.