Grilled Wasabi Salmon

Adapted from – 6 servings

1 oz wasabi powder

2 ozs amber ale or porter

2 Tbls oyster sauce

Pinch of salt

2 pinches of white pepper

a few drops of honey

a 1 inch cube of fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks

6 salmon fillets (about 5 to 6 ounces each) rinsed, patted dry

Measure the wasabi powder into a shallow dish. Slowly add the beer and stir to form a smooth paste. Stir in the oyster sauce, salt, white pepper, honey and fresh ginger. Season the fish lightly with salt and pepper. Brush the glaze on each fillet and let it stand 2 minutes to flavor. Grill on broil until done. Serve with steamed rice and a green salad.

211 calories; 31 g. protein; 1 g carbohydrates; 8 g fat; 2 g saturated fat.

Beer, Black Bean and Beef Chili

Chef Andrea Curto – 8 servings

2 pounds ground beef

1 onion, diced

5 cloves garlic, minced

2 poblano chilies, finely diced

1 red bell pepper, finely diced

2 tsp coriander

1 Tbsp cumin

2 ½ Tbsp chili pepper

2 cups dark amber beer

3 28-oz cans plum tomatoes, with juice

2 ½ cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Sauté ground beef in a large soup pot over high heat until browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in onion, garlic, chilies and red pepper: sauté until onions are tender, about 8 more minutes. Stir in coriander, cumin, chili powder and beer. Increase heat to high and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and juice, black beans, salt pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring chili to a boil. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer and cook for 1 hour. Serve hot.

437 calories; 30. g protein; 30 g carbohydrates; 20 g fat; 7.8 g saturated fat.

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