He is a rockstar.
I came across this recipe by accident (surprise, surprise…). I was just browsing the food network site a couple of weeks ago and I clicked on a video and this magic popped up. I thought, “Hey…I have beer, and onion, and garlic, even ginger!” All I needed was the main attraction.
Before I get to the good stuff, I have to continue to mourn over my lack of Wegmans. They are the best grocery store, they have an amazing selection at mostly decent prices, and they are open 24 hours. Everything closes at nine here, sometimes earlier on weekends. I’m just upset that stuff closes at all!
Wegmans, I love you. Come back to me.
Chop up half of a large onion, a nub of ginger, a few cloves of garlic, and some chives. I did mine only slightly different from the Bobby Flay video because I didn’t have cumin and mustard seeds on hand. You want a fairly rough chop on these.
Throw it all in a big pot and add a couple bottles of your favorite beer. Use something you like to drink. The flavor of the beer you use penetrates the brats, so pick something yummy! I had five brats.
In the mean time, make some polenta. Bring 3 1/4 cups salted water to a boil. Slowly whisk in the grainy goodness so you don’t get any clumps. Then, just stir the heck out of it so you don’t get bubbles of searingly hot (it will burn you) air. Keep doing this until it’s super thick and it pretty much all sticks to your spoon.
I don’t have a final plate picture of this because a) we were really hungry and b) in my haste to take a plate picture, all I ended up with was blurry, dark ugliness.
Great for a grill day!