In-Heat Wheat Corn & Crab ChowderBy CraftBeer.com
- Recipe TypeEntree
- Prep Time30 - 45 minutes
Flying Dog’s In-Heat Wheat adds notes of sweet-banana and spicy-clove that perfectly complement the Old Bay seasoning in this easy and delicious corn & crab chowder. This is just one of the dishes from Flying Dog Brewery's new cookbook, Dog Chow.
- 4 - 5 green onions, chopped
- 2 - 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 2 tbsp. bacon drippings
- 1/2 c. In-Heat Wheat
- 1/2 c. chicken stock
- 1 small bag frozen corn
- 1/2 lb crabmeat
- 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 1/2 tbsp. red pepper
- 1 tbsp. parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 pt. milk
- 4 tbsp. butter, melted
- 4 tbsp. flour, sifted
- Chop green onions and celery stalks. Do not open a beer until you put down the knife.
- Open beer and consume at your leisure.
- Cook sufficient amount of bacon to have 2 tbsp. of drippings. Mmm. Drippings.
- Set bacon aside. Trust us.
- Sauté onion, celery, and garlic in bacon drippings in a large saucepan.
- Add beer, chicken stock, corn, and all spices.
- Bring to a boil. Then simmer until the corn is cooked. Instead of watching for bubbles in the pot, munch on that bacon you set aside.
- Add crabmeat, and try not to eat too much of it in the process. (It's hard to resist).
- At this point, you'll probably need another beer. Here's why: You're going to make a roux.
- Combine flour and butter with a wire whip to make a roux.
- Slowly add a bit of roux at a time to hot chowder until desired consistency is achieved.
- Serve piping hot to plenty of family and friends (so you can brag about how you not only made a kick-ass soup, but you also made a roux for it).
This is a book about food and beer. Beginning with a comprehensive how-to on cooking with beer, Dog Chow is the everyman's (or woman's) guide to navigating the kitchen with a beer in hand.
From macaroni and cheese with Doggie Style Pale Ale to Gonzo Imperial Porter chocolate ice cream, each of these eight recipes features a different style of Flying Dog beer as a main ingredient. This first volume of Dog Chow is all about Flying Dog's brewers, who developed all of these recipes from scratch.
Dog Chow closes with an all-inclusive guide on pairing food with beer, along with flavor profiles for each one of Flying Dog's brews.