Recipes with Beer
Preparing, pairing and cooking food with Belgian beer. Get beer into the kitchen with traditional dishes and new twists on recipes from Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.
Paling in ‘t Groen
Although some of us get a bit squeamish at the idea of eating eel, this fish isn't only adored by the Japanese. Eel used to be a main staple food in Belgium, and certainly in Flanders. For sustainability, most eels are now raised using aquaculture in (Dutch) fish farms as they are becoming rarer in the wild. Nevertheless many Flemish restaurants serve them as a true delicacy prepared in various ways. The most typical of preparations is still "in 't ’groen" (green sauce)...
Cabbage parcels with minced meat and blonde Belgian beer
Maybe not the most typical Belgian dish but this is a dish that breathes honest, rural cooking. If you are a creative and active hobby cook you will have no difficulties coming up with your own variation of this recipe. Don't be shy to experiment with different types of minced meats, seasoning and beer. When it comes to pleasing taste buds, the chef should know best. We also would like to thank our Belgian Beer-fan Rik Van Acker for sending this one in...
Beer battered Dover sole strips
Every now and then most of us like having some delicious battered and fried finger food, certainly when combined with a nice beer. Rather than whipping up your regular day-to-day variety, surprise friend and foe with this Belgian beer batter. Using beer really adds body, flavour and lightness to the recipe...
LEUVEN - The ritual is well established by now. Thousands of beer lovers from across the globe pour into the city of Leuven to enjoy the Zythos beer festival held annually at the last-but-one weekend in April. ... [ more ]
ROESELARE - The origins of Flanders Red Ale (Vlaams roodbruin bier as it is known in this part of Belgium) lie in the area around Roeselare and Kortrijk. These beers are a prime example of the noble art of ‘cutting’ (ble... [ more ]
BASECLES - You may not have heard of this little village, halfway between Tournai and Mons. Its former quarries are now filled with water where the black marble that adorns Cologne Cathedral was once hewn; ... [ more ]
MELLE - Alain De Laet, CEO and owner of Brouwerij Huyghe, is a firm believer in the power of the Belgian beer brand around the world. The success of the brewery speaks for itself, with Huyghe be... [ more ]
‘Pajottenland champagne’. That is the name given by lambic brewers to these spontaneously fermented – no yeast is added – lambic beers that are not dissimilar to wine. It is no... [ more ]
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