May 26, 2011

Featured in this month’s issue of Food and Wine Magazine is a fantastic idea – using beer in vinaigrettes. Sometime’s it just takes a simple recipe to inspire you to use your favorite ingredients in a new way, and this recipe for Orange & Ale Vinaigrette did just that. What a great idea! Do you have an unusual idea for using beer in your cooking? Share it with us. We want to know how you use up your stray bottles!

  • Orange & Ale Vinaigrette
  • From Food and Wine 
  • Makes ½ cup
  • Ingredients:
  • 3 ounces Indian Pale Ale 
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot 
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

In a small bowl, whisk the beer with the shallot, orange zest, honey and mustard. Gradually add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper and serve.
The vinaigrette can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Serve With Chicory, radicchio, arugula, pecans and orange segments.