Corona Chicken Stew (and the confession of a beer snob)

Corona Chicken Stew

 

If you follow my posts you will know that I love craft beer, and the hoppier the better. But come close, I have a small confession and I don’t really want it to get out. I like Corona, there I said it. When the hops are too heavy and its 90 degrees outside, I love an ice cold refreshing watered down lager with a lime.  So as it happens I may have some left over in my refrigerator and let me tell you it is pretty tasty in this light Caribbean slow cooked chicken stew, and if no one is looking I may drink one with dinner.

Corona Chicken Stew

3 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4s

1 yellow onion sliced

6 boneless skinless chicken thighs

1 bottle of Corona or Corona Light Beer

2 T brown sugar

2 T ponzu or soy sauce

1 T garlic, minced

1 T ginger, minced

2 T jerk seasoning ( I used McCormick’s)

1 large orange, juice and zest

2 limes, juice and zest

1c frozen corn

 

In a crock pot or slow cooker add potatoes and onion, then position chicken on top. pour in beer. Sprinkle with brown sugar, soy sauce, jerk seasoning , garlic and ginger. Add zest from limes and orange and their juices.

Corona Chicken Stew

 

Add corn and cover, Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8. Serve over rice.

Corona Chicken Stew

Corona Chicken Stew

Corona Chicken Stew

Fresh Pineapple Beeritas

Yay! It’s Friday, the longest day of the year and the first Official Day of Summer. You should celebrate! Try this twist on one of my favorite cocktails, The Beerita. Using fresh pineapple makes this drink even better than the classic.

Fresh Pineapple Beerita

2 cups fresh pineapple cored, peeled and chopped

1/3 c tequila

1 c Corona or Corona Light Beer

1 T Lime juice

1 cup ice

Throw this all in a blender and puree until smooth then drink up.

Fresh Pineapple Beeritas

Fresh Pineapple Beeritas

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Cinco De Mayo is this weekend and I will be in London but here are some recipes for you to enjoy while I am gone.

Spicy Tequila Pulled Pork

Spicy Tequila Pulled Pork

Beer Ritas

Beer-ritas

Chicken Frito Pie

Chicken Frito Pie

Chicken Frito Pie

Cactus Pear Margaritas

Cactus Pear Margarita

Salsa and Guacamole

Homemade Salsa and Guacamole

Calabacitas

Calabacitas

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and here are some ideas for decor

Enjoy!

Happy National Tequila Day !

Hold the phone, I had no idea such a day existed. Yet another reason to celebrate, responsibly of course. Happy National Tequila day to everyone!

Try these recipes to reach your Tequila requirement for the day…

Beer Ritas

Spicy Tequila Pulled Pork

 

Raspberry Tequila Sangria

Instant Party: Beer Ritas

This weekend my friends stopped over and it ended up being an unplanned girls night in. Luckily they thought to bring the makings for one of our favorite but under utilized drinks, Beer Ritas. We discovered this recipe over 10 years ago, but sometimes we forget about it, it is a Margarita made with beer and limeade instead of that weird pre made Margarita mix with the funny after taste. It’s just  as easy but much more refreshing and delicious. I am going to stock up and keep some limeade in my freezer, you never know when you need the makings for an instant party. Pairs perfectly with salsa and chips.

1 can or 6oz frozen limeade concentrate (we used Minute Maid)

1 can or 6 oz Tequila

1 can or 6 oz water

1 12 oz bottle of light beer, we used Corona Light

Lime slices

Kosher Salt

Empty the can of limeade into a blender or pitcher, refill the can with Tequila, and add, than refill with water and add. Pour in one bottle of beer and stir or blend in a blender. Serve over ice in salt rimmed glasses. To make salt rimmed glasses, run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip into salt poured on a small plate.