SALSA
1 ripe mango, peeled, diced into 1/4 inch chunks
1/3 c. diced red onion
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. lime juice
Pinch of salt
In a bowl, combine ingredients, mix gently

SALMON
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. honey
2 sprinkles paprika
2 tsp. salt
4 6-oz skinless salmon fillets

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with foil. Mix first 5 ingredients and brush over salmon. Transfer to baking sheet. Roast until opaque in center, about 10 minutes. Serve with salsa spooned over salmon.  Serves 4.

Pair with Cooper-Garrod Viognier

1 naan bread (Stonefire, Atoria’s brands or similar)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

3 Tbsp. fig jam

4 oz. brie, thinly sliced

½ c. walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

2 oz. prosciutto, thin slices

1 c. baby arugula

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Lightly brush naan with some of the olive oil; toast in a medium-hot skillet 3-4 minutes each side.  Remove and place on a baking sheet.  Spread with fig jam.  Add sliced brie, then chopped walnuts.  Bake 8-10 minutes until cheese melts.  Remove from oven; top with prosciutto.  In a bowl, toss arugula with a splash of the olive oil + salt and pepper to taste.  Sprinkle atop your personal pizza and enjoy!  Serves 1 and is adaptable to the size of your naan.  Recipe originated with Chef Graham, Stanford Faculty Club.

Pair with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc

4 slices bacon, diced

3 lbs. boneless beef chuck, 2″ chunks

2 1/2 c. dry red wine

3 large peeled carrots, cut into 3/4″ pieces

1 bag (14 oz. frozen) petite whole onions

1/2 tsp. each: thyme leaves, rosemary, summer savory leaves

2 bay leaves

1 can beef broth

1 c. frozen peas

2 1/2 Tbsp. each: cornstarch and water

In a Dutch oven, cook bacon about 5 minutes.  Add beef chunks and cook until browned on all sides.  Stir in wine, carrots, onions, dried herbs and bay leaves.  Bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat to simmer about 2 1/2 – 3 hours, until meat is tender when pierced.  Use a slotted spoon to remove meat and vegetables from pan.  Discard bay leaves and fat from pan juices.  Measure pan juices.  Add broth, if necessary, to have 2 cups.  Return to pan; add peas and bring to a boil.  Stir together cornstarch and water; add to pan, stirring until sauce thickens.  Return meat and vegetables to sauce; season to taste with salt and pepper.  Lovely served with parsley potatoes!  Serves 6-8.

Pair with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Sauvignon

 

3 c. chicken broth

2 c. water

1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1″ pieces

5 Tbsp. butter, divided

4-6 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1 c. finely chopped onion

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/4 c. Arborio rice

1/4 c. dry white wine

3/4 lb. peeled, deveined shrimp

1/4 c. grated parmesan

2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Bring broth and water to simmer in small saucepan.  Cook asparagus 3-4 minutes until tender. Remove with slotted spoon to ice bath, then drain.  Keep broth barely simmering, covered.  In a heavy 4-quart pan, melt 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms 5 minutes.  Remove to reserved asparagus.  Add 2 Tbsp. butter to pan; add onions and salt, cook 5 minutes until softened.  Add rice.  Stir constantly 1 minute before adding wine.  Stir until absorbed.  Add 1/2 cup broth; cook until absorbed, stirring frequently.  Keep adding broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring some until absorbed, until rice is creamy and tender but still al dente – about 18 minutes.  (Some unused broth remains.)  Stir in shrimp; cook 2-3 minutes until done.  Add 1 Tbsp. butter, asparagus, mushrooms, parmesan and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.  Thin with remaining broth if necessary.

Pair with Cooper-Garrod Pinot Noir