Entrees

  • 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

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

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 15 oz. can chili beans with sauce
  • 15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. Williams chili seasoning
  • 6 oz. can tomato juice (Can use 2 cans)
  • 15 oz. can beef broth, as needed

In a large pot, cook crumbled ground beef with onion and garlic until beef is no longer pink.  Remove from heat and discard fat liquids.  Add chili beans, diced tomatoes with juices, tomato sauce, chili seasoning, and tomato juice.  Stir to combine.  Return to simmer and cook down so flavors meld.  Add beef broth as needed for desired consistency.  Recipe can be doubled or tripled!  Enjoy as is or serve with your favorite toppings.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod F-7U Cutlass

  • 2 lbs fresh prawns
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 c. pitted black olives, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pimiento
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 bay leaf, broken
  • 1 Tbsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Cilantro

Cook shelled and deveined prawns until pink, about 3 minutes. Drain and put in bowl. Add lemon and onion slices, olives and pimiento; toss. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over prawns. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Toss with a little chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Chardonnay

Serves 4

  • 4  6-oz. beef tenderloin steaks
  • 1 ½ tsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. black peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cherries, strip sliced
  • 14 oz. can low salt beef broth
  • 14 oz. can low salt chicken broth
  • 2 c. Madeira
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. butter, divided

In a large saucepan, sauté shallots in 1 Tbsp. butter 2 minutes, until soft.  Add Madeira; boil 15 minutes or until reduced to ½ c. Add broths, cherries, and peppercorns.  Simmer 30 minutes or until reduced to 1 ¼ c.  Mix 1 ½ tsp. melted butter and flour in small bowl. Gradually whisk into sauce; simmer until slightly thickened.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Heat 1 Tbsp. butter in heavy skillet over high heat.  Add steaks and cook as desired, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Transfer to plates, spoon sauce over, and serve.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Sauvignon

Serves 6

  • 6 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • Flour for dredging
  • I can Bing cherries, 16 oz.
  • I onion, sliced thin
  • I bottle chile sauce, 12 oz.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • I tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup sherry

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Wash chicken pieces, pat dry. Dip chicken in butter, then flour. Bake 20 minutes in a 9” x 13” dish. Meanwhile, simmer the juice from the cherries with the onion, chile sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire. Reduce oven to 250 degrees. Pour sauce over browned chicken and bake 45 minutes more. Spoon cherries and sherry over chicken. Return to oven for 15 minutes. Serve over white rice.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc

  • 4 boneless center-cut pork chops, pounded to 3/ 8″ thickness
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. beef broth
  • 2 Tbs. frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • Y4 c. dried cranberries (Doris sometimes uses dried cherries instead!)

Melt butter with olive oil in a 10″·12″ nonstick frying pan. When butter sizzles, add pork and cook, turning once, until both sides are well browned and center is no longer pink (cut to test), 4 to 5 minutes total. Remove meat to a platter and keep warm. Mix beef broth, orange juice concentrate, Dijon, and cornstarch until smooth. Stir in dried cranberries. Add to pan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil until slightly thickened, about 1 minute, then pour over pork. From “The Quick Cook” section in Sunset magazine.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc

Serves 2

  • 1 Cornish game hen, halved
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine
  • 2/3 cup frozen raspberries
  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Rinse hen halves and pat dry. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet; add hen halves skin side down and brown, about 6 minutes each side. Transfer to baking sheet and roast in oven until juices run clear when thigh is pierced, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, add shallots to skillet and cook for a couple of minutes until soft. Add wine and deglaze pan, scraping up browned bits; add broth, raspberries, sugar, and allspice. Boil until sauce thickens to coat spoon, crushing raspberries as you stir, about 12 minutes. Strain wine sauce into small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Serve hen halves with the sauce.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc