Beer – Spiced Recipes On GMW

Salt & Pepper Chefs’s Brian Reeve and Chef “Tee” Terrell Danley spiced things up on Good Morning Washington with NewsChannel 8’s Veronica Johnson and Adrianna Hopkins.  Beer recipes were on the menu for National Beer Day.

Brian’s Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

S n p logoServes 2 to 4
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: about 10 minutes
Ingredients

  • 8-to-10 large scallops (about a pound)
  • 8-to-10 slices of bacon (cooked, but not crispy)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tbsps. butter

Directions

  1. Rinse scallops in cold water; pat dry w/paper towels.
  2. Season both sides w/Salt & Pepper.
  3. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook scallops in batches so you don’t crowd pan (about 3-to-5 minutes per side).
  5. When done, wrap a slice of bacon around a scallop, then secure bacon with a skewer or toothpick. Repeat this step for rest of the scallops.

Brian’s Bacon/Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Pork Belly Burnt endsServes 6 to 8
Prep time: 10-to-15 minutes; cooking time: 3 ½ – to – 4 hours
Ingredients

  • 1 (4-to-8 lbs.) pkg. pork belly, skin removed, cut into 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch pieces
  • Favorite BBQ rub (½ cup or enough to coat meat)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, sliced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey (can substitute agave nectar)
  • Pork belly sauce (link)

Directions

  1. Season all sides of pork cubes w/rub.
  2. Arrange cubes on full-size cooling rack; put rack on grill/smoking grate
  3. Smoke, grill or cook pork in slow cooker. Directions for all three cooking options below: 

Smoker

  • Heat smoker to 225° F to 250° F. (Use Applewood for smoke).
  • Smoke pork belly for 2-to-2 ½ hours.

Grill

  • Heat to 250° F to 275° F. (Add 2 medium / large chunks of Apple Wood for smoke or use a smoke box.)
  • Grill pork belly, covered over indirect heat for 2-to-2 ½ hours.

Slow cooker

  • Cook 6 – to – 8 hours on low (or 2-to-4 hours on high).
  • Heat grill to about 300° F.
  • Put cooked chunks on cookie cooling racks that are on grill grates (this helps keep smaller chunks from falling through.)
  • Grill chunks, covered, for 4-to-5 minutes to get some smoke, char marks, and to crisp fat.
  • Flip chunks, grill another 4-to-5 minutes, per side.
  1. In deep aluminum pan, add cooked pork belly chunks; top with brown sugar, honey; put butter slices between chunks; cover w/aluminum foil; return to grill or smoker or oven preheated to 250° F for 1 ½ hours (or until pieces are tender).
  1. While pork chunks are cooking, make pork belly sauce. Add BBQ sauce, apple juice, jelly, onion, hot sauce to medium saucepan; simmer, covered, over medium heat until sauce consistency; set aside.
  1. After pork has cooked again, remove liquid from aluminum pan; add pork belly sauce; gently toss to coat each piece; return to preferred cooking method for 5-to-10 minutes (or until sauce sets); serve.

 

Brian’s Pork Chops and Pears

S n p logoServes 2 to 4
Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 boneless pork chops, 2-inches thick
  • Garlic and rosemary olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 cups Bosc pears, peeled, cube
  • Small shallot, diced
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. (or to taste) favorite honey (recommend ginger)

Directions

    1. Rub oil on chops until meat is lightly coated on both sides; season w/Salt & Pepper.
    2. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; place chops in pan.
    3. Cook uncovered for 4-to-5 minutes; turn meat to cook on other side; add 1 cup pears.
    4. Cook covered for another 4-to-5 minutes or until meat is done; remove chops.
    5. Add remaining pears, shallots, honey, cinnamon to skillet; cook covered until pears are tender (about 5 minutes).
    6. Serve chops w/cooked pears.

Brian’s Pork Chops and Apples

S n p logoServes 2 to 4
Prep time: 5-to-10 minutes; cooking time: 15-to-20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-to-6 boneless pork chops, 2-inches thick
  • Garlic and rosemary olive oil (can substitute your favorite olive oil blend)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 cups cubed Nittany and/or Sun Crisp apples w/skin (can substitute your favorite firm apple)
  • Small shallot, diced
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger honey

Directions

  1. Rub oil on chops until meat is lightly coated on both sides; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; place chops in pan.
  3. Cook uncovered for 4-to-5 minutes; turn meat to cook on other side and add 1 cup apples.
  4. Cook covered for another 4-to-5 minutes or until meat is done; remove chops.
  5. Add remaining apples, shallots, honey and cinnamon to skillet; cook covered until apples are tender (about 5 minutes).
  6. Serve chops with cooked apples.

Brian’s BBQ Ribs

B BBQ ribs (2)Serves 6 to 8
Prep time: 10 minutes ; Cooking time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
Ingredients

  • 2- to -3 slabs of baby back pork ribs (can use spare ribs), cut into ½ slabs
  • Favorite barbecue rub
  • 2 cans of beer (recommend craft beer)
  • Favorite barbecue sauce

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Season ribs liberally w/barbecue rub.
  3. Place ribs in oven safe, pan; bone side down.
  4. Pour beers into bottom of pan.
  5. Cover pan tightly w/aluminum foil; bake about 3 hours.
  6. Remove from oven when meat pulls apart easily.
  7. Let cool to room temperature.
  8. Pre-heat grill to medium-high temperature.
  9. Transfer ribs to platter; brush favorite barbecue sauce on one side of ribs.
  10. Place ribs sauce side down on grill; brush top w/barbecue sauce.
  11. Grill 5-7 minutes per side to finish.

*Note:  If you are making barbecue sauce from leftover rib juices, bake ribs in pan that can be heated on stovetop.

Brian’s Grilled Pork Chops w/Peach & Mango Salsa

Serves 2 to 4S n p logo
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 10-to-15 minutes
Ingredients

Directions

  1. Rub oil on chops until meat is lightly coated on both sides; season with Salt & Pepper.
  2. Place chops on hot grill; cook covered until done (about 5 to 6 minutes per side).
  3. Remove chops; let meat rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve w/Peach & Mango Salsa.

 

Brian’s Barbecued Ribs & Mop Sauce

Serves 6 to 8Ribs n mop sauce
Prep time — 10 to 15 minutes; cooking time — 1 hour
Ingredients
Mop Sauce

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 (12 oz) cans ginger ale or ginger beer
  • 2 Tbsps. crushed red pepper
  • 2 lbs. country style pork ribs
  • Salt & Pepper

Simmer Sauce

  • 2-to-3 (12 oz) cans of your favorite beer w/lots of hops
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 tsps. garlic, minced
  • 4 cups favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1-to-2 chipotle chili peppers

Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium high.
  2. Mop Sauce — In large bowl, combine vinegar, ginger ale, crushed red pepper in large bowl; add ribs; let meat soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Simmer Sauce — In large pot, boil ½ beer over high heat; add onions, garlic; cook until onions are tender; add barbecue sauce, chipotle chili peppers, remaining beer; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Season ribs w/Salt & Pepper; put on grill bone side down; cook until grill marks form (turn ribs over twice to sear on both sides, flipping about every 2 minutes, dipping ribs in mop sauce between each flip).
  5. Add ribs to simmer sauce; bring back to a boil on high heat, then reduce to simmer for 30-to-45 minutes or until ribs are done.
  6. Serve w/simmer sauce (if you want a thick simmer sauce for serving, continue boiling it until it reduces and has a syrup consistency).

 

Brian’s Pepperoni Lasagna

Serves 8 to 10S n p logo
Prep time: 10-to-15 minutes; cooking time: 25-to-30 minutes
Ingredients

  • Lasagna noodles (oven-ready, no-boil brand)
  • 3 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 jar (14-to-16 oz.) Romano cheese
  • 2 Tbsps. parsley flakes
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg. (6-to-8 oz.) pepperoni slices
  • ½ stick of pepperoni, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (6 oz.) small cans tomato paste
  • ½ tomato sauce can of water
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix together cottage cheese, 1 tsp. salt, eggs, Romano cheese, ¼ tsp. pepper, parsley; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix tomato sauce, paste, water, basil, oregano, garlic powder, sugar, Salt & Pepper to taste; set aside.
  4. Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat; add onions; cook for a few minutes; set aside.
  5. In large bowl, combine beef onion mixture, pepperoni, tomato mixture; set aside.
  6. Layer ingredients in 9” x 13” pan.
  • 1st layer—lasagna noodles
    2nd layer—cottage cheese mixture
    3rd layer—ground beef mixture
    4th layer—mozzarella cheese
  1. Repeat step 6.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes; sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top; bake another 10 minutes or until cheese melts and lasagna is cooked through.
  3. Serve w/tossed salad, loaf of bread.

*Note:  You can prep lasagna a day or two ahead and refrigerate until you are ready to bake it.

Chef Tee’s Nine-Dollar Hot Dog

Serves 4 to 6hotdog
Ingredients

  • 6 hot dogs
  • 6 buns

Condiments listed below

  • Whole grain mustard (buy at store)
  • Orange Dijon mustard (buy at store)
  • Mango chutney (buy at store)
  • Red wine onions (recipe — mix a cup of sliced onions w/red wine vinegar, salt and sugar to taste; marinate for a few hours and eat raw or cook over medium-low heat until mixture becomes syrupy)
  • Spicy tomato (recipe — mix a cup of diced tomatoes w/hot sauce and chopped cilantro to taste)
  • Tomatillo pickles (mix a cup of tomatillos or cucumbers thinly sliced w/a few Tbsps. white wine vinegar, Salt & Pepper to taste.)
  • Pickled garlic (buy at store)
  • Kim chi (buy at store)
  • Pineapple salsa (buy at store)

Directions

  1. Assemble hot dog in bun with condiments and enjoy!

*Photo courtesy: Kstudiogallery.com