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…

Smoked Potato Salad with Beer and Bacon

I was smoking up some Chocolate Porter Ribs, and thought to myself, “Heck, why not a smoked potato salad?” So, I cubed up some Yukon Gold potatoes and chopped some sweet onion, dashed them with Eric’s Wicked Seasoning, and throw it into the smoker. What would kick this over the top, though? Bacon! And Beer!…

Smoked Venison Roast with Bacon

Like most wild game, elk is a lean meat that is high in protein. Wild elk don’t have time to sit and graze on the land like cattle, resulting in a healthy alternative to beef smoked recipes that has about 1/6th the amount of fat and an equal amount of protein. Due to this low…

Swineapple (Bacon wrapped Smoked Pineapple) with Brown Ale

The Swineapple took the interwebs by storm last year. I avoided the hype. I tried to not look at the delicious recipes. I even tore the word pineapple from my lexicon! But, the pull of the swineapple was too much. I have given in to the magic of bacon, pork, and smoke…once again. My version…

Hop Manna Pastrami

Pastrami is maybe the apex of beef brisket. Brined, rubbed, and smoked, the Hop Manna Pastrami is deeply flavored with spiciness and a heavy ring smoke. 5 hours in the Big Green Egg transformed the brined brisket into a wonderfully cured meat that kept the AleMeals house happy, happy for awhile. The beer used in…

Belgian Ale Smoked Leg of Lamb

Leg of lamb is the perfect dish for Easter with its richness and depth of flavor, and add a great marinade and smoke with peach wood, then you got a dish worthy of the any celebration. This particular leg of lamb from Missoula Fresh Market is boneless (although a bone-in leg would be awesome) and nicely marbled…

Pale Ale Creole Smoked Turkey Breast

Delicious smoked turkey injected with a spicy, Creole-style pale ale sauce and dry rubbed with Creole spices, now that’s says Thanksgiving or any great eating day. This recipe uses a meat injector, which is basically a syringe with a badass needle. After a 2 hour smoke on apple wood, the flesh is soft and succulent…

Brown Ale Smoked Chicken Recipe

India Pale Ale seems like the obvious beer choice for a curry dish, but let’s kick it up a notch with the The Juice Double IPA from Madison River Brewing. This curry is rich and fiery from the spicy Punjabi curry blend (plus a squirt of Sriracha). The extended slow cooking results in velvety chicken thighs that cut with a fork.

Beer and Honey Smoked Chicken Thighs

With kick-off only 3 hours away, I needed to whip up something in a hurry. I had the Bayern Brewing Doppelbock and a bunch of chicken thighs. Sweet and smoky, these chicken thighs are packed with flavor and fork-tender. Beer and Honey Smoked Chicken Thighs Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 50…

Brown Ale Smoked Chicken

Brown ale is the perfect beer for smoking chicken with its malt backbone and low hop profile. Using hickory creates a sweet, dark pedicle.

Phat Smoked Pork Chops

Sriracha..or ศรีราชา to my Thai friends…that magical chili pepper sauce that makes everything spicy and awesome. This smoked pork recipe uses a little (or a ton, depends on your testicular fortitude) of sriracha. Great smoked pork chops require two steps;

Class V Smoked Albacore Loin

Fresh caught albacore tuna from the Pacific Ocean that is marinated and smoked. Smoking tuna was a new one for me, and I found it delicious and quite easy. The key was the amber ale marinade featuring the Class V Amber Ale for Lone Peak Brewing and using apple for the smoke.