Fall in love with this Valentine's Day themed dish from The Beer Cook.
I wanted to make something in the spirit of Valentine's Day but didn't want to go the typical sweet dessert route. So I decided to make a nice romantic dinner for two instead. I pan seared some delicious lamb chops and made a sauce with Lindemans Framboise, a Belgian raspberry lambic. To go with it, I roasted potatoes seasoned with fresh thyme. I often make potatoes like this when in need of a quick side dish. It’s so easy, yet delicious. All you do is chop some potatoes (you don't even have to peel them), drizzle with olive oil, season generously with salt, garlic powder and fresh thyme and bake until golden brown. Then plate it all pretty like I did and serve it to your significant other with a glass of beer.
In my experience, the key to knowing your pairing is good is when you want to keep going back and forth between the beer and the dish. I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I did.
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes
Suggested Beer Pairing: Lindemans Framboise is the ideal beer for this Valentine's Day dinner. Its pretty ruby color sets the scene.The sweetness and slight acidity does a nice job of balancing the savory meat and potatoes, and the effervescence makes for a nice palate cleanser between bites.
Food Loves Beer taste tested and recommended!