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
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 »Jim Franco
Sweet and Savory Yellow Rice
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 »James Oseland
Fried Oysters with Spicy Remoulade
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 »Todd Coleman
Grilled Corn
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 »Christopher Hirsheimer
Tandoori Salmon
Tandoori Salmon
A nice hoppy Pils serves as the perfect counterpart to warm Indian spices and roasted fish. See the Tandoori Salmon recipe »Saveur
Grilled Bratwurst with Shoestring Gremolata Fries
Grilled Bratwurst with Shoestring Gremolata Fries
Pilsner and brats are a classic pairing. Just because the sausages are boiled in lager doesn't necessarily mean they should be paired with it; the Pilsner allows the sweetness of the brats to shine. See the Grilled Bratwurst with Shoestring Gremolata Fries recipe »André Baranowski
Ginger Scallion Noodles
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 »Gabriele Stabile
Grilled Scallops with Yuzu Kosho Vinaigrette
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. See the Grilled Scallops with Yuzu Kosho Vinaigrette »Michael Kraus & Todd Coleman
Rosemary Shortbread
Rosemary Shortbread
A grassy, floral pilsner pairs well with the mild sweetness of an herb-infused shortbread. See the Firecracker Latke Poppers recipe »Brian Doben
Strawberry Ice Cream
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 »Natasha Milne