Prime Pairings for Summer
Hot days and warm nights call for backyard firepits, grilling at the park and cooking over a campfire. The following pairings were chosen by the Thirst Colorado staff for a delicious day in the sun.
Grilled Steak Gyros on the Summer Grill
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt & ground pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 bell pepper sliced
- 1 yellow onion sliced
- 1 lb steak
- 4 pitas
- 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 bunch parsley, chopped
Mix the olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, 1 tsp salt, pepper and yogurt in a bowl.
Preheat grill. Grill the bell pepper and onion until lightly charred. Meanwhile, grill the steak to desired temp – medium recommended. Lightly coat pitas in butter and grill roughly 1 minute per side.
Slice the steak and fill the pitas with the steak, grilled vegetables, tomato and parsley. Top with the sauce. Serve.
Wibby Lightshine Radler
Light, citrusy and refreshing, Wibby’s Lightshine Radler is a perfect brew for summer grilling. Lemon citrus flavors from Lightshine balance rich and tangy flavors from the paired steak gyro recipe.
Fajita Vegetable Shish Kebabs
- Fajita seasoning
- 1 stick salted butter
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 lb Brussels sprouts, whole
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 package baby bella mushrooms, whole
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 1 Italian squash, sliced
- 1 yellow squash, sliced
Melt stick of butter in a bowl. Add fajita seasoning and lime juice.
Preheat grill. Put whole and sliced vegetables on metal or water-soaked wood skewers. place the skewers over heat. Periodically rotate skewers
and brush on butter mixture. When vegetables are charred and soft, remove from heat and serve.
Odell Colorado Lager
A recent release from Odell, the Colorado Lager embraces warm months ahead with a crisp and light finish that goes down easy. The lager, paired with slightly spicy and savory shish kebabs, works toward an effervescent, yet full-flavored combo.