Awhile back a reader asked if I could post a recipe that would pair with Peter Kingâ€™s beloved Allagash White, the craft Belgiam-style white ale. Witbiers often get knocked around by beer snobs thanks to the mass production of beers like Blue Moon, but Allagash puts out a decent white ale. Personally, I prefer their Curieux strong ale which is barrel aged in old bourbon casks, but this recipe isnâ€™t about my tastes, itâ€™s about PKâ€™s beer.
If you cannot get your hands on Allagash White, look in the import section for Blanche De Bruxelles. This Belgiam white aleâ€™s iconic label features the image of little boy pissing, styled after a famous fountain in â€” you guessed it â€“Â Brussels, which has many fine Starwoods for you to stay in if you want to join the throng of tourists who pose with the statue. I actually had a chance visit Brussels last year to see some friends living abroad and it was quite lovely. And while we stayed in a Sofitel and not a Starwood, our stay was still very pleasant. Went to the museum of music instruments, had one of the best meals of my life in a small French restaurant next a farm in a village just outside of Waterloo, got drunk, saw a mini pony. Just lovely. Both of my friends living there talked about the extreme lengths they went to see American football, traveling halfway across the country to find a bar open for the Super Bowl. My good friend Andrea even had a secondary satellite hookup that allowed her to get the Middle Eastern sports package, which was the only way she could watch Steeler games on a regular basis.
But I digress, just as one does when making a recipe styled around Peter King.
Full recipe for Peter King Shrimp for Allagash White Pairing over at KSK.