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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

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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

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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, […]