Ahh, it’s finally that time of year. I never thought it would come but with the temperatures heating up, it’s safe to say summer is finally here. With summer comes one of the best seasons for beer when radlers and other lighter brews shine. I remember the first time my sister Nathalie came back from Germany and threw orange slices into my beer – it was refreshing and so delicious!
While there are many options, one of my go-to beers is one that’s local and has been around almost as long as I have been: Granville Island Brewery. They are Canada’s first microbrewery and BC’s first Bullfrog Powered brewery using clean, green electricity and natural gas.
While I enjoy their Lions Winter Ale in the winter, I get to enjoy the Lions Summer Ale when the weather is warmer. The Lions Summer Ale is a nice, balanced brew that leaves you with a wonderful aftertaste of pineapple and passionfruit. It’s great to sip on at the end of the day or in the wonderful heat we’ve been having recently.
That being said, beer is always present at my summer gatherings. Today, I’m teaming up with Granville Island Brewery and sharing my recipe for garlic butter prawns. They’re perfect for the BBQ, but since I’m in the process of purchasing a new one, I wiped the dust off my opti-grill and enjoy a delicious dinner!
Garlic Butter Prawns
1-2lbs prawns, deveined and washed
6-10 cloves of garlic chopped or minced
1/2 cup butter, melted
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
paprika (to taste)
1. In a bowl, dry off your washed, deveined prawns.
2. Add salt, pepper and paprika to your taste and mix.
3. Add 3-5 cloves of chopped/minced garlic and mix.
4. In a small pot, melt butter and add rest of garlic and stir for 2-3 minutes.
OPTION 1: Use this option for ease and if you’re in a time crunch.
5. Using bamboo skewers, thread the prawns through (Optional)
6. Using a brush, brush melted garlic butter across prawns.
7. Place into fridge for a couple minutes for butter to harden.
8. Take out of fridge, flip over and brush the rest of the melted garlic on the other side of prawns.
9. Place in fridge for a couple minutes for butter to harden.
10. Cook on BBQ grill or Opti-Grill until done (be sure to turn half way)
OPTION 2: Use this option if you have time to spare!
5(a). In the same large bowl you have the prawns in, pour garlic butter and mix thoroughly.
6(a). Let sit in fridge for 10 minutes or overnight.
7(a). Cook on BBQ grill or Opti-Grill until done (be sure to turn half way)
These prawns are perfect over rice, with some salad or by themselves! They pair so well with Granville Island Brewery’s Lions Summer Ale – but let’s be real, I think all BBQ would pair with this beer! It’s so easy to sip on, it definitely is a great choice for summer get-togethers!
Disclosure: I partnered up with Granville Island Brewery to create a recipe to compliment their great beer. All opinions are my own.