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Chicken Saltimbocca

1 1/2 to 2 pounds fresh organic chicken breast, skinless, boneless sea salt and ground black pepper 2 teaspoons dried sage 8 to 10 slices prosciutto 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup dry white riesling 1/2 cup chicken broth or stock 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons chopped parsley … Continue reading

Grilled Cod with Red Wine and Soy Sauce over warmed arugula

For the greens try going for assorted baby lettuces. I always have fresh arugula in the fridge and that worked really well. Arugula gave the dish a nice peppery finish. The recipe below makes 4 servings. 1 1/2 cups dry red wine, such as a Cabernet or Merlot 1 large shallot, chopped 1 stick cold … Continue reading

Coq au Riesling

Coq au Riesling When I saw Curtis Stone make his Coq au Vin dish on Take Home Chef I thought I could never make that. Was I wrong. I made it and it was delicious! As the ingredients were put together it smelled so good while I was cooking it! I used Trader Joe’s Riesling under … Continue reading

Grilled Steak with Portobello Mushroom Red Wine Reduction and Pasta

Serves 4 to 6 10 to 12 ounces of pasta (rigatoni works well) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds grass fed flank steak (or tenderloin) sea salt and cracked black pepper 6 ounces baby portobello mushrooms (about 6 stuffing mushrooms), sliced 2 large shallots, finely chopped 3/4 cup dry red wine such as … Continue reading

Crispy Zucchini Quinoa Patties

Crispy Zucchini Quinoa Patties (top with Avocado and Caramelized Sweet Onions) This is so delicious by itself, with a salad or topped with avocado or mashed avocado with caramelized sweet onions. Try it with a side of pickles! Makes roughly 12 to 13 patties. 3/4 cup organic quinoa 1 medium zucchini, grated in a separate … Continue reading

Thyme Wine Mushroom Sauce Steak with Egg Noodles

Thyme Wine Mushroom Sauce Steak with Egg Noodles I’m going to make this again! What a great weeknight dinner with a glass of wine to wind down the day. 2 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/4 pounds sirloin steak tips, cut int 1 1/2-inch cubes or chunks 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Mussels with fennel and wine

Quick, easy, super delicious! Serves 3 to 4. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large fennel bulb, coarsely chopped 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup dry white wine (dry means not a sweet wine) 1/2 pound raw shrimp, deveined, tails can stay on (thaw shrimp … Continue reading

Baked Crispy Chicken with Fennel Portabella Wine Sauce

Serves 4 Baked Crispy Chicken 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon dried fennel seed, finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried basil 2 eggs, beaten 1 Tablespoon olive oil Preheat oven to 350°F. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In … Continue reading

Dijon Crusted Chicken Stuffed with Spinach Saute with Lemon White Wine Sauce

Dijon Crusted Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella Spinach Saute with Lemon White Wine Sauce Serves 4. I intended making a repeat recipe from my blog (chicken scaloppine with wine sauce) but the store was out of chicken thighs so I bought chicken breasts – which I never buy because I don’t know how to cook it. … Continue reading

Cabernet Chicken

Red wine, truffle oil and Worcestershire sauce (or substitute) offer complex flavors to this deliciously simple recipe. Serves 6 to 8. 2 pounds chicken thighs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon truffle oil,  olive oil or grape seed oil 1 sweet onion, chopped finely 4-5 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon … Continue reading

Sake Shrimp Scampi

No white wine, but I had a bottle of chilled sake in the fridge. Need I say? This dish was scrumptious! Serves 2 or 3. 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds medium or large shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined (tails can be left on) 5 large garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 … Continue reading

Lime Caper Wine Sauce Chicken

This dish goes wonderfully with a chilled Chardonnay or dry Reisling. 2 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary 1/2 cup chicken broth juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon capers, plus more for serving, drained 1 pound chicken thighs 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon white balsamic … Continue reading

Wine Sauce Argentina-Style Steak

Pair with a California Merlot or Central Coast Pinot Noir. Serves 2. 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes 2 steaks (top round, tri tip, or top sirloin) 1 teaspoon cooking oil such … Continue reading

No recipe wine label – Cannonball!

Does this wine label scream summer time fun or what? Love it! 2009 Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon

Chicken Scaloppine with Wine Sauce and Capers

No need to spend $$$ at an Italian restaurant. This is a 5-star recipe in my kitchen. Grab a 1.5 liter Raymond Hill Chardonnay for $5.99 at Trader Joe’s and start sipping and cooking! 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs 2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

No recipe wine label – Will Drinking Skinny Girl Wine make me Skinny?

Clever advertising. Even the label is skinny. Most wines though, if not all of them, are about 100 calories per glass. What do you think wino-to-wine-know?

No Recipe Wine Label – HOOPLA 2010 Chardonnay Napa Valley

I noticed some neat wine labels and thought I’d post them. Isn’t this a fun-looking one? I’ve been consumed with trying to get new work which seems to have put a damper on my cooking up some new recipes. In the meantime, there’s always the tried and true recipes, a few good friends and a … Continue reading

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