Dudes like to cook with beer, I hear. I know I do, and you can't go wrong with Great Lakes.
When I was growing up, the last place you’d have found my dad was at the stove. But now that he’s retired, he does do the grocery shopping. Mom still cooks dinner, but he makes hot breakfast a lot.
That’s a small example of a larger trend sweeping the country, with more men shopping and cooking than ever before.
I’m looking for guys to talk to for a story about this, so if you’re a guy, or know a guy, who fits this description, reply below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honor of the occasion, here’s a recipe that would fit into the “dude food” category. It comes from Great Lakes Brewing company. I know you can get their beers at 6 Pack House, Wegmans and Giant Eagle. Probably other places too.
Commodore Perry IPA Chili Glaze
1 (12-ounce) bottle Commodore Perry India Pale Ale
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons chili garlic sauce or 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons local honey
2 tablespoons ketchup
4 fillets of fresh beef, chicken, pork or fish (also excellent with steamed vegetables and grilled tofu)
Combine beer, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce (or red pepper flakes), honey and ketchup in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Brush glaze on fillets throughout their entire cooking process.