Red Wine

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. minced shallot
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ lb Maytag blue cheese, crumbled
  • 12 figs
  • 24 walnut halves

Melt butter in small frying pan. Add shallot and thyme; sauté until softened, stirring frequently to mix flavors. Remove from heat and stir in honey. Trim figs and halve lengthwise. Preheat broiler. Put ½ tsp Maytag blue on each fig half and top with a walnut piece. Spoon shallot mixture over figs and put under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, watching for cheese to melt and topping to crisp golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Syrah

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 11 oz. Chevre
  • 12 oz whipped creme cheese
  • 1 Tbs chives, chopped
  • 1 Tbs parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbs basil, chopped
  • 9 slices Provolone

Line loaf pan with enough plastic wrap to overhang the long sides. Cut 3 slices Provolone in half and place along sides of the pan. Place two slices of Provolone in pan bottom. Mix other cheeses, pine nuts, and herbs until well blended. Spread 1/2 of mix in bottom of pan. Place two slices of Provolone on top of mix. Spread 1/2 of mix in pan. Place 2 slices of Provolone on top. Trim edges extending above cheese loaf and cover with plastic wrap overhand. Refrigerate until firm. To serve, invert molded cheese onto serving tray. Enjoy!

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod wines

  • 3 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/ 4 cup crème de framboises (raspberry liqueur)
  • 3/ 4 cup Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc
  • 12-16 oz. raspberries (can use frozen in off-season)
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon almond extract
  • toasted sliced almonds and fresh raspberries for garnish

In a 2-quart saucepan, stir sugar and cornstarch together until no lumps remain. Gradually whisk in crème de framboises and Cabernet Franc. Add raspberries and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Serve warm over ice cream, cake, even select fruits, sprinkling with toasted sliced almonds and garnishing with fresh raspberries.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc

Serves 8

  • 5 oz. fine quality baking chocolate, semi-sweet
  • 2/3 c. butter
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/ 3 c. ground almonds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 drop almond extract
  • 1/3 c. flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8″ round cake pan, and line bottom with a piece of parchment, trimmed to fit atop the buttered surface. Melt the chocolate in a water bath. Add butter and sugar; whisk smooth. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and whisk in the eggs, ground almonds, and flavorings. Fold in the flour. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in a water bath for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. To serve, turn out onto a doily and sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar. Lovely accompanied with raspberries and whipped cream, or even Creme Anglaise!

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

  • 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