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      Cheers to Your Health: Cooking with Beer

      Lemon-Beer Marinade for Chicken, Beef or Fish

      All you need:2-3 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons minced garlic1 bunch green onions, chopped1 (12 ounce) bottle beer1 cup packed brown sugar1 orange1 lemon1 lime 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

      All you do: 1. Heat olive oil in skillet and saut garlic and green onions until translucent. Add beer, brown sugar, juice from 1 orange, juice from 1 lemon, juice from1 lime and teriyaki sauce.2. Simmer for 2 minutes, remove from heat and set aside to cool before using. Add fresh tarragon and parsley before brushing on meat.3. For chicken, marinate meat for about 45 minutes. Marinate beef for about 1 hour and 30 minutes and fish for about 20 minutes.4. Grill meat until recommended internal temperature is reached and enjoy.

      Suggested Beer and Food Pairings:

      Chicken ?? Roasted: Dunkel, Bock, Oktoberfest, Pale Ale

      Pork - Pork Roast: Dunkel, Dubbel, Doppelbock, Oktoberfest

      Seafood ?? Salmon: Wheat Beer, Saison, Pilsner, IPA

      Turkey ?? Roasted: Dunkel, Dubbel, Oktoberfest, Amber Lager

      Benefits of Beer -

      Calories and Macronutrients - Beer provides fewer calories per ounce than wine and contains both protein and carbohydrates (protein ?? 4% of total calories; carbohydrates ?? one-third of total calories).

      Vitamins and Minerals - One 12-ounce regular beer contributes a line-up of B-vitamins. The mineral composition of beer (potassium, magnesium and phosphorus) is equal to that of wine; however, beer is the winner when it comes to selenium and silicon content. Selenium aids in the protection against cancer and heart disease. Silicon works to strengthen the connective tissue between bones.

      Antioxidants - Like wine, beer also provides health-protective phytonutrients called polyphenols, which help defend against cancer.