02 Sep Food & Wine Friday: Beer Brats and Wine!
This Week In Food & Wine: Beer Brats and Wine
Yeah we said it, we’re taking this sidekick of beer to the next level of deliciousness! We’re well aware that brats and beer seem to be a pairing from the heavens, but if you have an open mind or even a slight craving for zestier flavor, then this new duo is right up your alley. You see a slightly sweet and spicy wine can actually emphasize the flavors of the brat, the brown mustard, the caramelized onions and the sauerkraut for optimal enjoyment. Beer however, tends to only bring forth the meat seasonings and in most cases can downplay the additional flavors from the added garnishes. This friend’s is why we are asking you to at least try this gateway to Flavorsville!
Now, let us explain the type of wine that’s ideal here and why. As with many things food-related, condiments play a key roll in the meals tastefulness. Because of this we’re going to suggest wines that work well with these added flavors while not overpowering them or getting in their way. We’d suggest either a Riesling or a Dry Lambrusco. These wines have enough body and balance to stand up to the sausage while their acidity and their richness compliment any additions.
So grab a glass and prepare to turnover a new leaf in flavor, wine has just made its place on the bbq, on game day and amongst the brats! Try pairing any of these Grape Certified white wines with today’s food & wine recipe pairing:
This Week’s Wine Wednesday Selection: Brassfield Estate Serenity White Blend 2013 ($23)
Here is our recipe for beer brats and wine:
- 4 Cans of beer
- 1 Large diced onion
- 10 Bratwurst
- 2 Teaspoons of red pepper flakes
- 1 Teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon of ground black pepper
- Preheat grill for medium to high heat. Once done, lightly oil the grate.
- Next, combine the diced onions and beer in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Now, add the bratwurst and add the red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Reduce the heat and cook for another 10-12 minutes.
- Once time is up, remove the brats and continue to cook the onions in the beer.
- While that’s cooking, cook the bratwurst on the heated grill. Ideally you will at 5 and then 10 minutes.
- Lastly, place the brats on plates, add desired garnishing’s and serve with wine!
When served with a hearty green salad and a delicious bottle of wine, this meal will satisfy your mind, body and spirit! We hope you enjoyed this Friday’s food and wine pairing. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s food & wine recipe but we’re excited for you try the Grape Certified Gold white wine recommendations. If you enjoyed this post please don’t forget to like it and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Food & Wine Friday. Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below and at www.thegrape.com. Cheers!