Vote now for your favourite Tiger recipe

Published on May 22, 2012

Everards’ competition to find 2012’s best ale-inspired recipe has received a roaring response and voting is now live.

Leicestershire independent brewer Everards launched their Tiger Hero Recipe contest in February. Entrants were asked to come up with their most creative use of Tiger Best Bitter – prizes include a £250 high street gift card and a month’s supply of Tiger.

One entrant is Tiger fan (in every sense) Tracey Hunt, mother-in-law of Leicester Tigers player Jordan Crane, who is hoping her Fillet of Beef with Tiger Beef sauce will prove a success.

She will be hoping to go one better than her husband Paul, who finished runner-up in the last Tiger Hero Recipe event. His Tiger Red Beef with Mushrooms and Red Leicester Scones was just pipped to the post by the Tiger Cheeks recipe (pictured above) submitted by winner Neil Morton from Bakewell in Derbyshire.

Last year’s winner Neil Morton

Entries also include Tiger Faggots put forward by Richard Howells of Burbage and an Everards Tiger Tea Loaf submitted by Desford resident Sue Robinson. Her inspiration comes from an old family recipe used by her mother.

Erika Hardy, Everards marketing manager, said: “We are delighted to have received such a wide variety of entries from so many regions. As well as Leicestershire, we have received entries from Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire.”

Last year’s runner-up: Tiger Red Beef with Mushrooms and Red Leicester Scones

“Now people have the chance to vote for their favourite recipe and the opportunity for one of our entrants to claim the crown of top Tiger Hero Recipe chef at the cook-off final event.”

With the competition closed for entries, you can vote for your favourite creations here: www.everards.co.uk/herorecipe.

The best ten entries will go forward into a specially produced Tiger Hero Recipe booklet (to be given away with the next issue of Great Food Magazine) and the top three entries – voted by the public – will proceed to the cook-off final.

Voting ends on May 25.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.