Friday, October 30, 2009

ZeeTV Episodes : OKTOBERFEST RECIPES: Chicken in Beer & Sausages in Beer-Raisin Sauce

The Germans are known to the whole world as a true beer-loving nation.
And there is no exaggeration here!

Beer's history dates back to prehistoric ancient times when the Sumarians discovered the fermentation process (about 6000 years ago). Babylonians and Egyptians developed the art of brewing beer, and passed it to Romans who considered it to be a barbarian drink. The Teutons, the ancient Germans, regarded beer as a sacrifice to the gods. They started producing the first proof beer in the early Hallstatt Period (about 800 B.C.). In the Middle Ages beer brewing turned into a favorite occupation of monks who served it with their meals.

The art of brewing beer owes much to monasteries where it was developed scientifically. Then began the flavoring of beer, first in Brabant monasteries, which gave the Brabant king, Gambrinus, the title of patron saint of beer. Besides its outstanding peculiar taste, beer is also highly estimated as an economic factor.

And Germany is the country where beer is greatly praised and served everywhere.

Anyone who has been to a beer garden in Germany knows that the people who idle there for hours take the accuracy of their pours seriously.
and ... Its not just about drinking beer but its about enjoying every moment with the beer and singing and tanzing err... I mean ... dancing on some merrymaking songs like... Komm und tanz or Heimatland or Jaegersburger March or Hoer mir mal zu or schoene platz ...
Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival which is held annually in Munich, Germany.
This 16-day party attracts loads of people every year who consume like a million gallons of beer, and load and loads of pairs of pork sausage, and roasted chickens during the two-week extravaganza.
While the event reinforces stereotypical images of beer-loving, meat-loving Germans dressed in dirndls and lederhosen, visitors to the annual event come from all over the world.
Oktoberfest is in fact one of Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attractions.
The folk festival has given its name to similar festivals worldwide that are at least in part modeled after the original Bavarian Oktoberfest. The largest Oktoberfest held outside of Germany takes place each year in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo in Canada, where a large ethnic German population resides. The largest such event in the United States is Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati in Ohio, which boasts half a million visitors each year.

So Prost!!! ... Gesundheit!!!
Let us also Rise Beer and try these BEER RECIPES:

Chicken in Beer

1 bowl of Chicken Pieces (boneless/thigs/breasts)
1 small bowl of onion sliced
1 tablespoon Butter
1 bowl beer
2-3tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Bread sliced cut into fingers and deep fried

Take some butter in a pan, and saute the onion till golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a bowl take the brown sugar, beer and salt and marinate the chicken pieces in it for atleast half an hour.
Once the onion is done add the marinated chicken to it and let it cook for a while, later add pepper and salt if needed.
Serve with the bread fingers!!!

For the video of this recipe click on the following link:

Sausages in Beer & Raisin Sauce

10 Sausages (cut into half / like a banana split)
2 tablespoons Butter
some Mushrooms & Carrots
1 smal bowl Raisins

1 bowl beer
3-4 tablespoons Brown Sugar
a pinch of cinnamon powder & clove powder
salt 7 pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cornflour

For making the Sauce:
Soak the raisins overnight (or atleast for half an hour) in beer.
In a pan take some butter, add brownsugar and let it caramalize. Now add the soaked raisins along with beer.
Meanwhile, take 1 tbspn cornflour and mix it with water, and add this paste to the above mixture, stirring constantly,so that no lumps are formed.
add salt and pepper to taste. a pinch of cinamon and clove powder.
and the Sauce is ready.

Toss the sausages, mushrooms and carrots seperately and take them in a bowl.
Now pour the beer and raisin sauce over it and serve as a starter.

For the video of this recipe click on the following link:

-Khate Raho!!!

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