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After chugging down what seems to be kegs of beer, Uncle Ben once told young Peter what could be one of the most famous lines in comic book history: “With great beer, comes great food.”

I know, I know, this is more of a Gusteau-Remy drunken moment, so before I get into trouble with unauthorized references, I’ll come clean – I just made that up. There was no beer talk between Uncle Ben and Peter… or was there?

Ok, let’s change the topic. Since Oktoberfest is coming pretty soon, everyone will find an excuse (do we need one?) to consume gallons of beer. So what could be more perfect than a recipe that pairs well with ice-cold beer? Actually, anything goes perfectly well with cold beer!!!

While I am the greatest fan of the Filipino style of bbqing AKA pork cutlets skewered on sticks, basted with a ketchupy bbq sauce concoction, anything bbq is really a favorite of mine. So, if you’re not in the mood to fire up your grill, firing up your oven is a good alternative.

Here’s the recipe:

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Carbs and cheese? You can’t go wrong with that! It is probably one of everybody’s comfort foods. But as sinfully good  a hot serving of mac and cheese seems, it can be quite boring. So to spice things up -yeah literally!- add some heat! Ok, so carbs, cheese and some heat? Man, we have a winner!

I’ve read a couple of times of how good mac and cheese  with hot sauce is. So when I had to opportunity to make one, I just had to do it. Problem is, on that very same night, I didn’t have hot sauce in the pantry. No Tabasco, not even Mama Sita! Haha! What I saw in the pantry was Sriracha. Perfect! I’ve always preferred Sriracha over Tabasco anyway.

 


For those who are unfamiliar with Sriracha, it is the Asian hot sauce. It is a Thai (I always thought it was Vietnamese) hot sauce  made from chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. Unlike most regular hot sauces, Sriracha is usually tangier and sweeter. Personally, I find Sriracha more robust  in flavor than Tabasco, therefore perfect with my recipe!

And since July 7 is National Macaroni Day, make one today! Here’s my recipe

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