RECIPES
Chicken Recipes
Links to all our recipes for chicken. more
Beef Recipes
Links to all our recipes for beef. more
Lamb Recipes
Links to all of our recipes for lamb. more
Pork Recipes
Links to all our recipes for pork. more
Seafood Recipes
Here are links to all of our seafood recipes. more
Vegetable Recipes
Links to all our vegetable based recipes. While not strictly vegetarian, no animals were harmed while compiling this more
Recipes that Don't Fit into One of the Other Categories
Here are links to recipes that either don't make sense in one of the other categories (eggs, duck, et al.) or fit into too many categories (Patatas Riojana, et al. more
Southern Fried Chicken
This recipe came to me from a friend who grew up and lives in North Carolina. I've made it her way, and it the recipe has never failed (though occasionally the cook has.) It's best to start the more
Roast Chicken with an Orange Glaze
Roasting is an essential cooking technique to learn for professional and home cooks, and one of the first dishes that you learn to make in cooking school is roast chicken. With autumn finally here more
Spanish Chicken Stew

Last week, we gave a recipe to use for the last barbecues of summer, pairing the dish with Spanish wines. Here, we’re going to pair Spanish Wines with a Spanish Chicken Stew, a perfect recipe for more

Seared Duck in Cherry Sauce

I'm crazy about duck, but I always thought it was too difficult to cook it myself. That's why I almost always ordered it in any restaurant that had it on the menu. Now I know better. As long as more

Cornish Game Hens with Apricot/Orange Glaze

There is probably nothing more inspiring for cooks across the country than the arrival of Spring. Green markets start to pop up in our neighborhoods with an array of vegetables, fresh herbs and more

Chardonnay Chicken
A recipe for bone-in chicken breasts baked with onions, peppers and mushrooms and a Chardonnay based sauce. more
Chinese Chicken Thighs


  • 8 Chicken thighs
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup soy sauce more
Baked Chicken with Herbs and Potatoes
This crisp, delicious chicken will pair perfectly with a hearty, herb tinged Merlot. more
Steak au Poivre

Bordeaux, whether Right Bank or Left, Cabernet or Merlot based, large château or small, cries out for red meat. Beef will always work, and lamb is terrific with Bordeaux with a little bit of age. more

Grilled Skirt Steak
This recipe is for a sliced steak that emphasizes the beef. The seasonings used are there to accent the innate, savory flavor of the meat. Most skirt steak is sold for fajitas, but this is a more
Flank Steak with a Balsamic Marinade and a Watercress Salad

Why not bid goodbye to the Summer and the grilling season with a recipe that would make you the star of your next barbeque, Flank Steak with a Balsamic Marinade more

Red Wine Braised Oxtail
Oxtails make one of the richest, most satisfying braises. more
Rosemary Beef Skewers

Rosemary tends to pair well with the herbal flavors of Merlot and the bright plummy fruit. Other vegetables can be substituted as well as other meats. Makes approximately 8 skewers

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Coffee-Chili Braised Short Ribs
A rich, satisfying braise that is surprisingly wine friendly. more
Grilled New York Strip Steaks with Cabernet Reduction Sauce
Here's an almost foolproof method of cooking a steak, and a wonderful sauce to go on top. more
Fabulous Flank Steak
Flank steak cooked with an Asian influence. more
Veal Cutlets with Lemon and Capers

 Veal cutlets are light enough in this preparation to pair well with white wine, particularly Chardonnay which has a good amount of weight to match the body of the veal yet enough acidity to more

Braised Lamb Shanks
Any kind of braised meat is automatically one of the best comfort foods. This is always outstanding for its richness. more
Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Lamb has so much flavor. Because of that, people generally love it or hate it. I love it, and so does Evelyn, who provided today’s recipe for Butterflied Boneless Leg of Lamb.

As with all more

Braised Lamb Chops with Tomatoes and Red Wine

Cold weather is here, and nothing beats the winter chill than rich, braised meats. Slow cooking turns the connective tissue that makes meat tough into gelatin, which is soft, moist and full of more

Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Jus

The hearty red wine sauce really makes this pairing sing. The intense fruit in the sauce plus the herbal character of the rosemary helps to meld the flavors.

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Herb Crusted Lamb Chops

Makes enough for 8 chops.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs breadcrumbs.
  • 1 tbs rosemary.
  • 1 tbs Italian parsley.
  • 3 tbs butter.
  • salt and pepper to taste. more
Pork Roast and Vegetable Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1 10 to 12 pound chuck roast, hand tied tight to a 4 inch diameter
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Pork Tenderloin with Almonds and Blackcurrants
I made this recipe for friends some time ago. It isn't the easiest recipe I've ever done, but it is very elegant and quite delicious. The tough parts are the unrolling and re-rolling, and it more
Dinner for One - Filetto di Maiale (Boneless Pork Chop) al Brunello

Today we have a simple recipe to cook when you’re on your own. No one really likes cooking for one, so people tend to treat themselves rather poorly at meal time. This one is so easy, and so more

Pork Chops a La Piacenza
A northern Italian style chop. more
Roast Pork Loin with Ginger and Sesame

The soy in this dish makes the pork a bit fuller in body and adds another dimension to this dish.

The berry fruit of the Merlot is a refreshing character to add to the sesame and more

Red Wine Ribs

The clove in this dish brings out the spicy flavors of the Zinfandel and the wine used in the recipe contributes to the flavor of these savory ribs.

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Baked Salmon served with Rosemary-Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

"When a busy schedule doesn't always allow us the luxury of unlimited hours in the kitchen, fast, easy, and flavorful are the key to a successful midweek meal, and on a cold more

Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp

The bacon used to wrap this shrimp makes them very versatile and either red or wine friendly. The soft fruit of this shiraz and its tannin strip the palate of the fat from the bacon. The spicy more

Cottage Pie
Authentic Australian cuisine is very hard to pin down. In my research, it seems that the one thing that came up over and over again, in many different styles and cuisines, was a meat pie. Shepherds more
Shrimp Scampi with Roasted Asparagus & Fennel, Arugula and Parmesan Salad
Well, it’s late October and, as I'm writing this, is still on the warm side. Which means white wine and lighter dining is still in fashion. And that means spending less time in the kitchen. A crisp, more
Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil

The advent of autumn is harbinger to the many bounties of harvest time. Of particular interest are vine ripened heirloom tomatoes. Not the insipid more

Pan Seared Scallops with a Smoked Paprika Beurre Blanc

Up to now, when suggesting recipes, I’ve started out with a dish I wanted to cook, and chose the wine to pair with it. This time I knew the wine I wanted to serve, and had to select the food. more

Seared Scallops with Cilantro and Chili and Lime

The lemony flavors of the wine will complement the citrus used in the marinade and won’t overpower the light bodied scallops.

Ingredients:

Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb
“I’m bringing wine for dinner tonight. Do you have any recommendations?” “What are you more
Patatas Riojana

With the last chill of winter still around, one thinks of the last taste of stews and one-dish meals. To accompany these hearty meals, my mind steers toward the wines from the Priorat & more

Broiled Pears with Bourbon Butter Sauce
A simple tasty dessert recipe. more
Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Sauvignon Blanc

My wife rolled a disk of goat cheese in panko bread crumbs, then lightly sauteed it in a little olive oil. She served it over a green salad with balsamic vinaigrette and a few dried cranberries. more

Quick Black Bean Soup

Shiraz has some spiciness that mingles perfectly with the subtle spice in this soup. The bright berry fruit brings out the subtle flavors in this dish. Serves about two people

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What to do with fresh eggs?

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

One of my wife's co-workers has access to an abundance of fresh eggs - straight out of the coop. This is the third or fourth time we were the lucky more

Mussels Romesco
Mussels are inexpensive and delicious. Here's a recipe that stands up to red wine. more
Mango Salsa

Chardonnay can have tropical fruit flavors that match well with the mango salsa when used as a topping for fish or chicken. This can easily add interest to any dish!

Use as a dip or a more

Goat Cheese Dip with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Goat Cheese log
Super Garlic Shrimp

16 raw shrimp 8 cloves of garlic 1 yellow onion salt to taste Chop onion and garlic into small chunks. Saute both in 1 tbs of butter until translucent and soft. Peel shrimp except for the tails. more

Leek and Potato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 large bunches of leeks
  • 4 large baking potatoes, peeled
  • 1 to 2 onions coarsely chopped and diced
  • 1 stick butter more
Black Olive Tapenade Crostini
A simple, delicious, wine-friendly appetizer. more
Roast Fennel Soup

Fennel has a slightly herbal character which matches nicely with the citrus character of the Sauvignon Blanc. The lemony fruit of the wine helps to cleanse the palate of the moderate creaminess more

Sweet Maple Spareribs

The robust sweet ripe fruit flavors of Zin match the fruity sweet smoky character of the ribs and won’t be overpowered by the rich tomato flavor. 1 pound of pork spareribs ½ cup ketchup 1 cup more

Chili Crab Cakes
A riff on a Mark Bittman recipe, with green chili pepper replacing the green bell pepper. more
Monkfish with Saffron-Lemon-Garlic Sauce
Monkfish (the poor man's lobster) is a very firm, white-fleshed fish that is best roasted, poached or steamed. Here, it is steamed and served sauce flavored with saffron, lemon and garlic. more
Grilled Salmon with Ginger and Teriyaki
This salmon dish is perfect with a bright and fruity Pinot Noir. more
Chilean Sea Bass with Saffron Couscous

This is an easy 20 minute supper. The key is to use the best possible ingredients. Choose the freshest fish, and use a high quality extra virgin olive oil.

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Baked Cod with Citrus and Herbs
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Grilled Scallops with Sweet Pepper Relish

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Pounds fresh ocean scallops
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil more
Pork Dumplings

With its full body, Chardonnay can be an ideal wine with lighter meats like pork. These dumplings have a richness resulting from the oil used to fry them, so they are a perfect match with the more

Paella
Paella is a classic dish of Mediterranean Spain. more
Caprese Salad
The classic tomato & mozzerella salad. more