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Perfect Pairings: Moore's Recipes and Beer

Perfect Pairings: Moore's Recipes and Beer
Pairing wine with certain food is not a new phenomenon, but pairing craft beer with food is the new craze these days.  With the number of beer festivals, beer-and-food tasting events and breweries exploding across the country, we thought we’d join the fun with some food and beer pairings of our own. 
 
The two main types of beer are lager and ale. Ales tend to be fruity and robust, while lagers are crisp and reasonably delicate. In terms of body, there are three types of beer (like wine): light, medium and heavy. In general, you can pair lighter dishes with light beer and heavier dishes with heavy beer. 
 
Here are a few of our favorite food and beer pairings: 
 
If you want to keep it simple, you can’t go wrong pairing your favorite pale ale with Moore’s Secret Burger
 
Ingredients: 
¼ cup Moore's Original Marinade
1 lb ground beef
¼ red onion, minced finely
hamburger buns and desired toppings
 
Instructions:
1. Combine meat, Moore's Marinade and onion.
2. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Form patties and grill as usual.
4. Serve on hamburger buns with desired toppings. 
 
Next, we suggest pairing an American pale lager with Moore's Sweet & Spicy Fish Tacos
 
Ingredients: 
4 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. Moore’s Original Marinade 
Juice of 1 lime and zest
2 peppers out of 7 oz. can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar
4-6 fish fillets (Grouper, Tilapia, or your fresh catch)
Tortillas
Plain Greek yogurt, optional
Slaw Ingredients
1 head purple cabbage, shredded
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
 
Instructions:
1. Add honey, Moore’s Original Marinade, lime juice and zest, peppers and brown sugar into food processor and blend until all combined.
2. Marinate fish in mixture for 15-30 minutes.
3. Grill fish until cooked through.
4. Toss cabbage, olive oil and vinegar together.
5. Place fish and slaw inside tortilla.  Top with Greek Yogurt if desired.  Wrap or fold tortillas.
 
And lastly, if you’re a fan of heavier beer, pair an American IPA with Moore’s Famous Marinated Ribs
Ingredients: 
1 cup Moore's Original Marinade
4 lb slab of pork ribs
BBQ sauce
 
Instructions:
1. Marinate ribs for about 30 minutes and put ribs on grill.
2. Let ribs slow cook for about 2 hours at 225 degrees.
3. Be sure and use some mesquite wood chips to add smoke flavor.
4. Add your favorite barbeque sauce the last 15 minutes.