What’s Cooking Tonight? 5 New Recipes For Wine Pairings
We’ve loved seeing how members of the NPR Wine Club pair our offerings with some of their favorite dishes. The fun shouldn’t stop once you’ve uncorked your first bottle. That’s why we rounded up five easy recipes that are sure to be a hit at your next dinner party. Before we dive in, here’s a couple of things to keep in mind when thinking about your wine and food pairings:
For red wine lovers: Depending on the richness and varietal of the wine, reds can be paired with a range of foods including meat, chicken and fish. A lighter variety of red wine like a Pinot Noir goes well with fish while a bold red like a Malbec can be paired with a baller steak.
For white wine enthusiasts: White varieties complement fish dishes and light appetizers like cheese boards and vegetable-based finger foods.
Top 5 recipes that you can try today:
- Joanna Cismaru from Jo Cooks says this creamy avocado and spinach pasta is one eat without guilt. Pair this delicious dish with our Gold-Medal Pinot Grigio “Sentiero dei Pini Pinot Grigio 2016” which will enhance the personality of each and every one of the recipe’s
- What do you need to whip up Harissa chicken with leeks, potatoes and yogurt? This Food52 entry from cookbook author Melissa Clark recommends rich ingredients and a single oven pan. Bring all these flavors to life with a light red such as our “Lush Pinot from Chile’s ‘Most Awarded Winery’.”
- Busy schedule keeping you away from the kitchen? Dust off the slow cooker with this Chicken, kale and sweet potato stew. Robyn from Real Food Whole Life recommends this six-ingredient recipe for anyone looking to throw a meal together in minutes. For pairing here, you should go for a White Tuscan such as our “Podere Altero Bianco 2015” to add even more sweetness to the kale and sweet potatoes.
- In the mood to roll up your sleeves and prepare a classic? Check out this recipe from The Italian Dish. This Il Corvo Ultimate Bolognese Sauce is worth the work. You will want to pick an Italian Red here no matter what. Our first choice is “Fortazzo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015” which has a dark and full body and will make your meat sauce even tastier.
- A fabulous dinner (or maybe just a treat-yourself-moment?) wouldn’t be complete without dessert. Akhila from Pepper Delight has a recipe any chocolate lover is sure to appreciate. Consider trying this Chocolate Hazelnut Semi Naked Cake With Dark Chocolate Ganache. Our wine pick for this slice of goodness is the “Mil Pesetas Cream Sherry NV” as an aperitif to conclude the
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