Beer Pairings: Pilsner

From Tandoori-spiced salmon to beer-braised bratwurst, Pilsner is a perfect beer for foods that are sweet and spicy.
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Firecracker Latke Poppers

A classic, grainy Pilsner stands up to these cheesy, fried potato latkes with a hint of heat. See the Firecracker Latke Poppers recipe »

Sweet and Savory Yellow Rice

A dry, bracing Pilsner brings out the best of the coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass in this complexly flavored rice dish. See the Sweet and Savory Yellow Rice recipe »

Fried Oysters with Spicy Remoulade

A clean, crisp pilsner enhances the flavor of shellfish and cuts through the heaviness of spicy fried food. See the Fried Oysters with Spicy Remoulade recipe »

Grilled Corn

Boost the warmth of the powdered arbol chile while matching the sweetness of the corn with a straightforward Pils. See the Grilled Corn recipe »

Tandoori Salmon

A nice hoppy Pils serves as the perfect counterpart to warm Indian spices and roasted fish. See the Tandoori Salmon recipe »

Ginger Scallion Noodles

The fresh zing of scallion and ginger work well with a slightly creamy, mildly-hoppy Pils. See the Ginger Scallion Noodles recipe »

Grilled Scallops with Yuzu Kosho Vinaigrette

Don’t let delicate yuzu or the briny, creaminess of scallops become overpowered by other styles of beer: a Pilsner belongs on the table here. Get the recipe for Grilled Scallops with Yuzu Kosho Vinaigrette »

Rosemary Shortbread

A grassy, floral pilsner pairs well with the mild sweetness of an herb-infused shortbread. See the Firecracker Latke Poppers recipe »

Strawberry Ice Cream

Simple preparations of the best summer fruit call out for Pilsner, whose mild bitterness helps the fruit’s natural character shine. See the Strawberry Ice Cream recipe »