The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 26, 2014

From cast iron to the grid iron

RGH surprises with big win at culinary competition

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Jalapeno Coconut Sauce:

1 fresh jalapeno, seeded

1 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon fresh, chopped ginger

Heat on stove to soften pepper and ginger. Cool mixture and puree until smooth.

 

Sunset Ale

1 shot tequila

1 shot orange juice

Fresh lime or lemon, juiced

Beer

Splash of grenadine to finish

Add above ingredients, in order, to glass and serve.

 

Cilantro Lime Pale Ale

Muddle (with mortar and pestle) fresh cilantro, a shot of tequila and lime juice.  Place in a margarita glass. Pour a quality chilled IPA over top and serve.

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Cast Iron Cook-Off Competition Winners

Grand Champion: Noah’s Eclectic Bistro

Best Menu: 21st Century Interpretation of Appalachian Cuisine: Paterno’s at the Park

Best Single Course: Raleigh General Hospital

People’s Choice: The Bank Food & Drink

Specialty Awards:

Best Use of Cast Iron: Bridgeport Conference Center

Best Team Work: Raleigh General Hospital

Honorable Mention: The Greenbrier/Steelite

Whistle While you Work: Paterno’s at the Park

Best Table Presentation: WVU Erickson Alumni

Best Use of Appalachian/Regional Protein: Smokey’s on the Gorge

Best Use of Appalachian/Regional Value-Added: Noah’s Eclectic Bistro

Best Use of Appalachian/Regional Produce: The Bank Food & Drink

 

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