Food Pairings

Ingredients:

4 x 6 oz. beef tenderloin filets

1 garlic clove

Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

3 Tbsp. butter, divided

3 Tbsp. brandy

1 Tbsp. light brown sugar

¼ c. whipping cream

Sliced chives for garnish

Instructions:

Cut garlic in half; rub beef with cut side of the clove.  Sprinkle with Lawry’s and let stand to soak in.  Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook steaks to desired doneness.  Remove from skillet and keep warm.  Add brandy to skillet, scooping up browned bits.  Add remaining 2 Tbsp. butter and sugar.  Cook, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture caramelizes.  Remove from heat; whisk in cream.  Return to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute.  Serve immediately over steaks.  Garnish with chives.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Test Pilot F-86 Sabre Jet.

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

 



 

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4 c. panko
  • 2 Tbsp. grated parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3-4 Tbsp. butter
  • Lemon wedges and parsley to garnish

Pound chicken thin.  Put on a plate; top each piece with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, turning to coat.  In a pie plate, combine panko, parmesan, parsley, garlic powder, plus salt and pepper to taste.  Put flour in a second pie plate and beaten egg in a third.  Cut chicken in half for 4 total pieces.  Dredge in flour, coat with egg, and press both sides to cover with panko.  Heat 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken and cook until browned, 4-5 minutes.  As you turn the pieces, add another 1-2 Tbsp. butter to pan for second side browning, about 4 minutes more.  Serve with lemon wedges and a sprig of parsley to garnish.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Chardonnay

  • ¾ – 1 lb. flank steak
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. aji-mirin
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 large asparagus spears
  • 2 scallions
  • 3 Tbsp. sherry
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 ½ tsp. peanut oil
  • Cooked rice for serving

Slice flank steak across the grain.  In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, aji-mirin, sesame oil, and garlic.  Add beef, stir to coat; marinate 30-60 minutes at room temp. Cut asparagus into 1” pieces.  Slice scallions on the diagonal.  Whisk together sherry and cornstarch.  Heat oil in a wok or saute pan.  Use a slotted spoon to add beef, reserving marinade.  Stir fry until almost cooked through.  Add asparagus; stir fry 2-3 minutes more.  Whisk sherry/cornstarch mixture into remaining marinade; add to wok.  Cook, stirring, until sauce thickens.  Serve over rice.  Garnish with scallions.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod F6F Hellcat

  • 4 oz. crumbled feta
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ¼ c. chopped pistachios

Combine first seven ingredients in a food processor and pulse process until smooth.  Put the whipped feta in your serving dish, sprinkle with chopped pistachios, and enjoy with warm pita triangles, pita crisps, crackers, or toasted baguette slices.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Test Pilot P-61 Black Widow

Serves 6

  • 6 lamb shanks
  • 14 oz. frozen petite onions
  • 15 oz. can chicken broth
  • 1 c. + 2 Tbsp. dry sherry
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • Ground black pepper
  • ½ c. minced parsley
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 lbs. parsnips, peeled (cut if large)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put lamb shanks in large roaster, onions around them.  Pour in chicken broth, 1 c. sherry, soy sauce; sprinkle with pepper. Cover tightly with foil; bake 1 ½ hours.  Meanwhile mix parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl.  Cover and chill.  Add parsnips and carrots to lamb shanks; cover and bake 1 more hour.  Increase oven to 400 degrees.  Transfer shanks, parsnips and carrots to rimmed baking pan.  Brush with olive oil.  Bake until browned, 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, skim fat from pan juices; measure to 2 ½ c. with onions (add more broth if needed).  Bring to a boil; add 2 Tbsp. sherry.  Serve shanks and vegetables with sauce; sprinkle with parsley mixture.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Test Pilot F-104 Starfighter

  • 10 oz. cheese ravioli
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot
  • ½ each zucchini and yellow squash, sliced thin, about 1 cup total
  • ¾ c. heavy cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ c. finely shredded Parmesan cheese plus more for topping
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped chives

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving ¼ c. cooking water, and return to pot. Simultaneously, heat oil in medium skillet. Add shallot and cook until soft, stirring, about 2 min. Add vegetables with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring often, until squash is just beginning to soften, 2-3 min.  Add cream and lemon zest; cook until squash is tender and cream is thickened, 2 min. or so.

Add squash mixture and ¼ c. Parmesan to drained pasta. Stir to mix, adding pasta water as needed for desired sauce consistency. Serve, sprinkled with chives and additional Parmesan. Serves 2; easy to double.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Test Pilot P-61 Black Widow