Food Pairings

Serves 6-8

  • 1/4 cup salad oil
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 London broil, about 2 lbs.

Whisk together marinade ingredients. Pour over London broil and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.  Drain before grilling or broiling meat, about 7 minutes on first side and 5 minutes on second for medium rare.  Cooking times will vary based on meat thickness and heat source.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 1/2 lb. chicken livers
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted
  • butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb. ground sausage meat
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Bacon, regular slices

Saute chicken livers in butter until just firm enough to handle. Trim any gristle. In a food processor fitted with steel blade, combine cooked livers, eggs, brandy, onion, garlic, and spices. Process until well-mixed and fairly smooth. Crumble raw sausage meat into a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with flour and use a strong-handled spoon to stir in processed liver mixture. Line a bread tin or pate mold with bacon slices. Pour in the pâté mixture, cover with a lid or foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, or until juices are clear. Cool 15 minutes then weight and refrigerate overnight.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc

  • 2-2 1/2 lbs salmon filet, with skin
  • 4 Tablespoons salt
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  • Large Ziploc bag

Cut the salmon in half so you have two rather equally-sized portions.  Remove any bones; tweezers are a fine tool!  Mix the salt, sugar, ground pepper, and dill.  Cover one of the filets with the spice mixture and put the other filet on top.  Place stacked filets in Ziploc and seal.  Refrigerate with a weight atop the package.  (Wine bottles work well!)   Turn the filet bag every 8 hours.  After 48 hours, pour out the “juice” to keep the fish from getting too salty.  Serve in thin slices.  (We enjoy it on toast or mini-bagels spread with cream cheese and topped with capers.)

Serve with Cooper-Garrod Chardonnay

Serves 4 portions of 3 chops each

You will want 1-1/2 lamb racks, each with 8 to 9 ribs.  Ask the butcher to remove the flap of meat and to French cut the rib bones.

Put into a blender and puree:

  • 1 large onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice (If pomegranate juice is not readily available, substitute more red wine)

Rub this marinade well into the racks and put the remaining marinade over the racks in a shallow glass or enameled pan. Set to marinate in refrigerator overnight, or at cool room temperature for 6 to 8 hours.  Wipe off excess marinade and roast in 450 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes for medium rare lamb, longer if you like lamb done to a greater degree.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc

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