Category Results for: Challenging Wine Pairing

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Greek Moussaka

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

While I generally prefer flavorful but simple-to-prepare recipes, I decided to make Greek moussaka for this month’s challenging wine pairing meal. Although there are short-cut versions, I wanted to follow the standard recipe. Moussaka is a little like lasagna in that there are layers—potatoes, eggplant, cheese, ground lamb (although beef can also be used) with […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Beef Bulgogi and Kimchi

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Each month when I post about one of our challenging wine pairing meals, I ask for suggestions for challenging wine pairings for us to try in the future. On several occasions, we have received requests to try Korean cuisine. While I had never prepared any Korean dishes, I decided to give it a try. While […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Hot Dogs

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

It’s football season! So, time, again, to consider meals for watching our favorite teams on television or for tailgating before attending games. Of course, there is a wide choice of favorite foods for these events. However, hot dogs always seems to be a special favorite—easy to prepare, easy to eat, and quite enjoyable. For this […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Seafood Crepes

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Crepes, which originated in France, serve a variety of purposes. While many people may think of these thin pancakes for sweet dishes, they are just as popular for savory recipes. Here in Seattle, the weather has not been as warm as it usually is at this time of year. Nevertheless, it is summertime so I […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Jerked Chicken

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This month’s challenging wine pairing was a special treat. Our friends Darren and Mardee invited us over for jerked chicken, and we did our challenging pairing with their fabulous meal. What a beautiful evening in Seattle, out on their deck, eating delicious food, drinking great wine, and spending time with wonderful friends! Jerk is a […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Grilled Rockfish with Zydeco Sauce

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Recently, I had a meal with blackened rockfish and enjoyed it very much. So I decided to plan a challenging wine pairing with this fish. If you are not familiar with rockfish, here are the descriptions of halibut, cod, and rockfish for comparison. Halibut has a firm-fleshed texture and mild flavor, cod has a flakey […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Thai Red Curry Beef

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Thai food is so popular that I wanted to do another Thai dish for a challenging wine pairing. Since our family especially enjoys spicy dishes, I decided to try a red curry dish using strips of sirloin steak in this recipe. Delicious! The menu for this pairing consisted of the Thai red curry beef dish, […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Fried Chicken

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

A few weeks ago, Kori and Colby went out to dinner with some friends at a popular Seattle restaurant known for its southern cuisine. Several in the group ordered the fried chicken, one of the restaurant’s specialties, and then began discussing what wine they should order to go with it. As they talked, one person […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Dungeness Crabmeat Au Gratin

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

One of my favorite foods is crabmeat au gratin; however, it’s not something that I eat often. While it is “yummy” as my granddaughter says, it is very rich. I decided that it would be a great food to incorporate into one of our challenging wine pairing dinners. Dungeness crabmeat was used in this preparation […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Pad See Ew (Thai Noodles with Beef & Broccoli)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Recently, many of you were so kind to respond to our Wine Peeps Survey. This month’s challenging wine pairing meal came directly as a result of that survey. It was suggested that we try a Thai pairing. We do not eat Thai food regularly so I had to do some research on Thai dishes and […]

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