Boom Island Pairing No. 2: Stuffing & Silvius

IMG_7986Not only do we enjoy pairing our beers with our favorite dishes, we also love to cook with them! The earthy sage, sweet apple and slight sourness from the sourdough work incredibly well with Silvius’ lightly toasted malt backbone and subtle peppery finish.

recipe developed by Samantha Haddow
serves 10-12

Ingredients:
• 12 cups dry bread cubes (we used a combination of sourdough and rye)
• 1 stick unsalted butter, divided
• 1 onion, finely diced
• 2 stalks of celery, finely diced
• 2 Braeburn or granny smith apples, diced
• 2 tsp ground sage
• ½ tsp pepper
• 1 tsp salt
• ½ tsp nutmeg
• 2 cups Silvius Pale Ale

Preparation:
• Preheat the oven to 350
• In a large saucepan, melt 6 Tbsp butter. Add the onion and celery and sauté until tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in the sage, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
• In a large bowl, combine the bread cubes and diced apple. Toss with the onion mixture. Drizzle with Silvius and mix until the bread cubes are slightly moistened.
• Transfer the stuffing to a 9×13 baking dish and dot with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, 1 hr or until the stuffing is heated through and beginning to brown.

 

*Recipe prepared & tested by Samantha Haddow
*Photo by Heather Hanson Photography LLC