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Vern Lambourne : Granville Island Brewing

Granville Island Brewing

Vern is the brew master at Granville Island Brewing.  He has some great tips for pairing beer and food. 

And he's offering some delicious recipes for pairing with some great Granville Island brews. You'll find them on the "read more" tab.
Some recipes and suggested beer pairing from Granville Island Brewing.


Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Mango Chutney

Serves: 4


 . Free-range chicken breast 4 pieces

 . Salt to taste

 . Pepper to taste

 . Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons


 . Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon

 . Mustard seed 1 teaspoon

 . Fresh ginger 1" knob, grated

 . Ground clove 1/8 teaspoon

 . Garlic 1 clove, grated

 . Salt 1 teaspoon

 . Mangos 2, peeled, flesh cut from the
seed and roughly chopped

 . Rice vinegar ½ cup

 . Sugar 1/4 cup



Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the mustard seed and toast until seeds start to pop, add garlic, ginger and ground clove. Immediately add the remaining ingredients. Let simmer over medium heat for about 30-45 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half. This is best if it is made the night before serving and can keep for up to one week in the fridge.



Trim chicken of any excess fat. Season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a sautee or frying pan over  medium high heat. Sear chicken on both sides, then roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with mango chutney

False Creek Raspberry Ale

Roast Halibut with Peach and Pecan Butter

Serves: 4


 . Wild BC Halibut 4 portions

 . Lemon Zest 1 Tbsp

 . Butter 1 cup

 . Fresh Peach 1 pitted and halved

 . Toasted Pecans 4 Tbsp chopped

 . Honey 1 Tbsp

 . Salt To taste


Roast peaches at 350 approx 10 minutes until soft. Cool and chop roughly. Melt
butter in pot over low heat, add peaches, pecans, lemon zest and honey. Mix and set
aside. Season halibut with salt and sear in pan until golden brown and finish in oven
approx 5 minutes. Spoon butter over halibut and serve.

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