That’s how the saying goes, right? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I am sharing with you some strange bedfellows; my most iconic pasta and beer pairings. While I usually reach for a glass of vino when I’m serving up these dishes, today calls for a pint or two!
This decadent and creamy pasta has two very unexpected ingredients in it; smoked salmon and whiskey. The salmon is awakened in butter then smoked in whiskey which makes it the perfect accompaniment to the rich notes of a creamy stout.
Strong flavors deserve strong flavors, and this could not be more true than with my simple yet delicious Spaghetti Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino. The bite from the garlic and peperoncino can only be matched by the pleasantly bitter hoppiness found in IPA. Word to the wise, this dish takes only 8 minutes to make and is a great way to cure a hangover. Thank me tomorrow after you enjoy one too many green pints!
Legend has it that the minty mistress was born when an Italian woman fell deeply in love with an Irish sailor. This story is completely made up, but the magic that is a creamy, cheesy pasta dish paired with a bubbly and refreshing red ale is very much real! Don’t forget the mint for that hint of festive freshness!