Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

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    7 readers - By WineStyles

    Gold rated wine paired with Grilled Filet Mignon

    GRILLED FILET MIGNON WITH GORGONZOLA BUTTER INGREDIENTS: • 4 filet mignons, each 1-1/2 inches thick • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper • Vegetable oil cooking spray • 1 to 2 teaspoons coarse salt • 4 tablespoons Gorgonzola butter GORGONZOLA BUTTER: • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled, at room temperature • 1/4.

    5 readers - By WineStyles

      Scenes From an Italian Wedding and Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets

      Flora's Table - - 5 readers - Hello there! Long time no talk and no cook! :-) My personal photographer has been buried alive in the office, working long exhausting hours, and I have been busy with a … home project that is taking more than I was expecting. So where were we? Ah, my cousin’s wedding! Care to know how it was? Sure! Let me set the tone of this post right away by saying that I don’t like weddings.

      The Texas Wine Lover – Peru Connection

      Texas Wine Lover - - 5 readers - The post The Texas Wine Lover – Peru Connection appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. I can connect Texas Wine Lover to Peru in 5 easy steps, moving from the closest link to the most remote: Our team member Gloria is Peruvian. One of my dearest friends just spent 15 days traveling in Peru, uploading amazing photographs to social media along the way.

      Recipe: Portuguese Pan-Fried Hake Fillets with Creamy Tomato Rice

      Catavino - - 5 readers - Filetes de Pescada com Arroz de Tomate (Malandrinho) - Portuguese Pan-Fried Hake Fillets with Creamy Tomato Rice Author: Andrea Smith Recipe type: Fish Cuisine: Portuguese Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Print Fantastic recipe to warm the belly on a chilly autumn's day! Ingredients Tomato Rice 500 g (about 1 large cup) arroz carolino (or similar sho.

      3 Cocktail Recipes from a Winery at the Old Sugar Mill

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 5 readers - 3 Cocktail Recipes from a Winery at the Old Sugar Mill A couple of weeks ago while we were in California visiting several different wine regions, we stopped by the Old Sugar Mill close to Sacramento. One of the wineries we visited was Rendez-vous Winery. While visiting Rendez-vous in the renovated brick sugar mill building we picked up several recipe ideas with permission to post.

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      The Texas Wine Lover – Peru Connection

      … of a certain iconic syrup aunt. The day we went, it was an orange-caramel pancake with pecans and cranberry chutney topped with whipped cream. My tummy is growling just thinking about it! Of course, I ordered a Portón 1684 (recipe below) which was both exotic and refreshing. On the one hand, it was minty and crisp, but on the other, it tasted vaguely…

      5 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Recipe: Portuguese Carob Cake

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      3 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

      Lamb tagine with seven vegetables

      … Somewhat belatedly I've invested in a tagine and heat diffuser. Till now I've been making do with my trusty Le Creuset cocotte. . . I suspect the difference in the meals I cook will be fairly marginal, but the sounds and smells of my imaginary Morocco already seem clearer. Seven, the magic number. In summary - brown the meat and while doing…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Texas Sangiovese and Pasta Pairing

      …) 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil, divided 12 ounces ricotta cheese 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided 1 dash salt and pepper 1 pound Italian cheese blend, shredded Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. (Tip: I…

      1 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Keller S Riesling 2012

      … A recipe for gado gado. 1 portion of satay sauce / 3 large cubes of firm tofu (approx 600g, cut into 5mm slices, each slice deep fried till golden and then sliced into batons) / 6-7 medium potatoes (peeled, cut into 2-3cm cubes and boiled for 9 minutes in salted water) / 2 medium Chinese cabbage (wombok, sliced and cleaned and then blanched…

      5 readers - By Wino sapien


      … I started off with a 450g pork tenderloin, after salting it was down to 340g and now after a month of drying, in the controlled environment of my spare fridge, which doubles as my white wine store, the meat weighs 260g. It is acceptable. I was concerned it might be slightly sweet from the sugar in the cure, but it's mostly salt and paprika…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien


      … Mint (soft tips only) from the garden, feta (marinated) from Kytren of Gidgegannup, sugar snaps (blanched in boiling water and split open) from the market and peas (defrosted and rinsed in cool water) straight from the freezer. . . Add a crack of black pepper, salt and olive oil. Click here for the original…

      3 readers - By Wino sapien

      My goodbye to summer: tomato, olive and eggplant spaghetti

      … enjoy it from the warmth of my house. :-) So, I have decided to kiss my summer goodbye by sharing a recipe where tomatoes are the main character. I’m talking about those incredibly red tomatoes, so juicy and flavorful and whose scent is able to capture your nostrils from a distance. In Italy we called them “sauce tomatoes” and all by themselves…

      1 readers - By Flora's Table

      Portuguese Meals Anyone Can Make: Octopus Salad with Black Eyed Peas

      … Editor’s note: ‘Portuguese Meals Anyone Can Make’ will be part of a series of recipes centered on Portuguese canned seafood. We offer up tasty meals that are simple to make and easy on the pocketbook. When suddenly canned seafood became trendy in Portugal, I couldn’t help but have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand: I was thrilled…

      1 readers - By Sonia Nolasco/ Catavino

      Prawn cutlets

      … I made too much Marie Rose sauce and so it was back to the fish shop to purchase more prawns. I wanted to share a childhood memory with my own children. My Father would cook a batch of cutlets and we would devour them, I can still remember the fizz as the prawns hit the oil. . . I bought a score of Jumbo kings, may be 70 grams a piece…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Helping hands

      … A mostly successful rendition of this recipe for feta stuffed flat breads; though my daughter, hand pictured, did managed to eat much of the feta before it could be placed into the bread. My dough was a little too watery and sticky, and not the easiest to handle, so the resultant 'flatbreads' were several inches thick. . . For future reference…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Bresaola day 1

      … So far - A 610g piece of beef tenderloin, rubbed and covered in a salt/sugar/spice/herb mix (2 tablespoons of flaked salt, and the same of sugar, 1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary, the same of thyme leaves, 7 juniper berries crushed, 1 teaspoons of ground black pepper). Set aside in zip lock bag for 14 days, after which it will be rinsed and air…

      1 readers - By Wino sapien

      Supermarket Diaries: You had me at Rabbit Legs

      … Editor’s note: When Sonia’s in Portugal her favorite thing to do is to peruse the supermarket aisles. As she shuffles between the U.S. and Portugal, we’ll be bringing you her discoveries in “Supermarket Diaries.” When I lived in Connecticut, I got into an argument with the butcher at the local supermarket (not suggested when his job…

      1 readers - By Sonia Nolasco/ Catavino

      buffalo chicken mac and cheese – with wine

      … quite well. This weekend I got to try it, and once I posted the pic on Instagram and Twitter people were clamoring for the recipe so I got it straight from the source. Here’s the rough recipe – no measurements or anything, so just improvise! (If you really need measurements, I searched for some recipes and this one seems ok but it was hard to find…

      1 readers - By grapefriend

      Recipe: Portuguese Pan-Fried Hake Fillets with Creamy Tomato Rice

      … (about 1 large cup) arroz carolino (or similar short-grain rice, such as Arborio) 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped 3 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, sliced thin (alternative: chopped zucchini) ½ cup tomato purée ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped ½ cup cilantro, chopped…

      5 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino
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