This is a recipe created by Chef Mario Ramsay, Algonquin College from an Ottawa Beer Tasting event we did Nov. 29/12 at Restaurant International alongside a number of local beer experts.
Lobster Poutine paired with Kichessippi Natural Blonde
4 lobsters, each 1 to 1½ lb (500 to 675 g)
4 cups (1 L) lobster stock
2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter
salt and freshly ground pepper
canola or peanut oil for deep-frying
6 Yukon Gold potatoes (unpeeled), julienned
1 lb (450 g) cheese curds finely chopped
chives, for garnish
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the lobsters for 2 minutes. Cool in ice water. Remove meat from the shell and set the lobster meat aside. (If you do this ahead of time, chill the lobster meat
and use the shells for making the lobster stock.)
For the gravy, reduce the lobster stock by half until it is thick enough to coat a spoon. Whisk in the butter, a spoonful at a time. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lobster meat and gently reheat it
while you make the frites.
For the frites, heat the oil in a deep fryer or large, deep pot to 300°F (150°C). Dunk the potatoes in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes to blanch them. Drain and let sit for a few minutes. Heat the same oil
to 350°F (180°C). Cook the frites 2 to 3 minutes more, until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
Top the frites with the cheese curds and lobster gravy. Garnish with chives
Kichessippi Natural Blonde
Description: Kichesippi Natural Blonde is an all malt Pale Ale. A noble hop presence offers hints of spice, citrus and caramel. The hop presence introduces the palate to a subtle fruitiness and light malt flavours. A medium bitterness at the end makes this a food friendly brew.
Love these food and beer pairings? Watch our blog for the recipes that were given to event attendees or see below for how you can get a pdf copy.
Looking for beer tasting event ideas? Whether you’d like us to re-create an event like this or just get a few ideas for your next get together with family, friends, clients or colleagues schedule a free consultation with Groovy Grapes. Schedule your consultation and request a free copy of the menu and food pairings from the Nov. 29/12 Beer Tasting Panel and Food Pairing Experiment.
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