Beer Braised Spicy Chicken Thighs and Legs with Potatoes

Using the cast iron Dutch oven in the Big Green Egg, we created a quick and easy braised chicken recipe with a bit of Sriracha kick. Beer Braised Spicy Chicken Thighs and Legs with Potatoes Ingredients 4 chicken thighs, skinned 4 chicken legs, lollipopped ½ cup amber ale ½ cup Sriracha 2 cups carrot, sliced…

Smoked Halibut Cheeks poached in Huckleberry-Shallot Butter

A friend shares his halibut, a GOOD friend shares their halibut cheeks. And we have huckleberries this year, so let’s create another kind of surf and turf – smoked halibut cheeks poached in a huckleberry and shallot butter. Sounds pretty decadent, huh? Smoked Halibut Cheeks poached in Huckleberry-Shallot Butter Ingredients 1 lbs. fresh halibut cheeks 1 cup fresh…

Spicy Smoked Pork Chops on the Big Green Egg

What is real man-food in the summer heat? Spicy Smoked Pork Chops is the answer. I memory goes back to Playa del Coco, Costa Rica where I had enjoyed a smoked pork chop that used coffee wood as the smoking agent. I inquired around town and found out that a German ex-pat was responsible for…

Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

We’re back with Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops out of the Big Green Egg. This is a perfect quick hot summer evening dish, especially when served with the Big Sky IPA and Grilled Twice-baked Potatoes. Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops Ingredients 3 boneless sirloin pork chops, about 6-oz each, 1⁄2 inch thick 1 TBSP Greek seasoning…

Spicy Sausage Dip

Needed to whip up a quick dip for quite possibly the greatest Super Bowl of all time. I had hot Italian sausage and some cheese. Are you getting the idea already? That’s a spicy sausage dip…full fat, full flavor! Spicy Sausage Dip Ingredients 1 lbs. hot Italian Sausage 1 cup amber ale 1 package cream…

Stout-braised Short Ribs

Winter. Shit, it is still winter. But at least it is the perfect time for some slow cooking, especially long braising of tougher cuts of meat. I had piles of short ribs in the freezer and a whole afternoon, so I whipped up a batch of stout-braised short ribs. I used the Scannon Stout from Lolo…

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Beer Cheese Soup

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Beer Cheese Soup…sounds too good to be true, huh? This soup combines everything great about a cheeseburger and delivers it in liquid. Remember that you cannot stir enough, keep things smooth and creamy. No one likes a curdy cheese soup. The Quilter’s Irish Death Stout from Iron Horse Brewing was the perfect beer…

Slow Cooker Porter Mongolian Beef

Winter was designed for breaking out the Crock Pot (or slow cooker, you know the brands). Slow cooked meats, especially when you start with a great cut like a flank steak, come out of the pot hours later so tender that a knife is not required. This take on Mongolian Beef uses a somewhat traditional…

Moose Drool Kielbasa Casserole

I’m are back! And this time, we had Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing and links of organic beef kielbasa. Add some swiss and muenster cheese with spaetzle egg noodles. Perfect for a cold winter night, this casserole will definitely light the internal fire. Moose Drool Kielbasa Casserole Starting with great kielbasa and…

Wedge Breaker Spicy Beef Taco with Hatch Chile Beer Cheese Sauce

The Wedge Breaker is bold and fearless, and this spicy beef taco is a tailgate favorite. This taco is not an artisan or authentic taco, but it is a delicious and easy. When you have 1 hour before kick-off and you need something to accompany that beer, the Wedge Breaker is here for you. Wedge…

De La Calle Taco Truck

De la Calle is latest food truck (well, wagon) to Missoula. Andres Buitron and Marquéz Ruiz are the proprietors  and awesome cooks, and, man, can they cook a mean taco. De la Calle’s soft opening took place next to Kettlehouse Brewing Southside, and pairing the tacos with a pint of Hemptober Spliff made for a…

Iron Horse Brewery Short Cut Sour with La Peral Blue Cheese

The Beer: The Short Cut Sour from Iron Horse Brewery is a kettle-soured ale. Iron Horse, like many craft breweries, are jumping on the kettle-souring bandwagon, and why no? Small breweries can rapidly sour a beer without the risking cross-contamination (well, mostly) and waiting years for a traditional sour. The beer itself poured very flat…