Cabernet Franc

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 1 c. port
  • 2 1⁄2 lbs. chicken thighs

Heat oil in small saucepan; sauté shallots, ginger, pepper, and star anise a couple minutes. Add port; simmer 5 minutes. Allow to cool. Place chicken pieces in a gallon Ziplock bag, pour in marinade, and refrigerate overnight. You may grill or broil this recipe! Remove chicken from marinade and boil the marinade for 5 minutes. Cook the chicken pieces 5-7 minutes per side until juices run clear, basting with reserved marinade when you turn them.

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  • 1 leg of lamb (about 6 lbs.)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 – 4 garlic cloves, slivered
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Stir together rosemary, ground pepper, and salt. Remove excess fat from lamb and pat dry. Make slits in the meat and insert garlic slivers. Rub lemon juice into meat and pat on spice mixture. Put in roasting pan, fat side up, and place in oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and roast about 1 1/2 hours, until meat thermometer registers 150 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes before carving.

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Serves 4

  • 1/4 cup dried currants, hot water to cover
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 5 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 10-oz pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat
  • Flour to dredge
  • 1/2 cup crème de cassis
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover currants with hot water and let stand 30 minutes to plump; then drain. Meanwhile, combine both broths and boil until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in heavy skillet over medium heat. Season pork with salt and pepper. Coat with flour, shaking off excess. Brown on all sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer to small baking pan (do not clean skillet). Bake pork until thermometer inserted into center registers 155 degrees, about 15 minutes. Tent with foil to keep warm. Meanwhile, pour fat from skillet.

Add currants, cassis, and vinegar to skillet and boil until liquid is reduced by half, scraping up browned bits. Add reduced broth mixture and boil until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup and mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 3 Tablespoons butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Slice pork and spoon sauce over to serve.

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Serves 4

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries (or 20 oz. frozen)
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc

Place raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice in blender or food processor fitted with steel blade. Puree until smooth. Stir in wine. Pour into an 8”x8” x2” container and freeze until firm, or overnight. Let the granite stand at room temperature about 5 minutes prior to serving. If desired, garnish with fresh mint leaves and accompany with crisp amoretti.

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Serves 4

  • 2 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 10-oz. pork tenderloins, well trimmed
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1 cup cassis liqueur
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Combine chicken and beef broths in medium saucepan and boil to reduce by half, about 15 – 20 minutes. Meanwhile, place currants in non-reactive bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand 30 minutes before draining. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Season tenderloin with salt and pepper prior to dredging with flour. Shake off excess before adding to skillet. Cook until browned on all sides. Transfer pork to small baking pan. Bake until thermometer inserted into center registers 155 degrees, about 15 – 20 minutes.

Tent with foil. While pork is baking, pour fat from skillet. Add currants, cassis, and red wine vinegar to skillet, scraping up any browned bits. Boil until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 – 10 minutes. Add reduced broth mixture and boil to reduce by half again, or until slightly syrupy, another 5 – 10 minutes. Remove from heat. One by one, whisk in remaining 3 tablespoons of butter, fully incorporating each before adding the next. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Slice pork crosswise by 1⁄2 inch segments. Arrange on plates and spoon sauce over.

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  • 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3⁄4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 3⁄4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt and pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 c. pomegranate juice
  • 3⁄4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cinnamon, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper; rub onto trimmed and dried tenderloin. Heat olive oil stovetop in an oven-ready skillet; brown tenderloin on all sides. Add minced shallot around tenderloin before roasting in oven 15 minutes. Remove tenderloin from pan; tent with foil. Stovetop, deglaze pan with pomegranate juice and reduce to 2/3 cup liquid. Mix cornstarch and water; whisk into pan sauce. Remove from heat when thickened slightly, whisking in Balsamic vinegar and butter to finish. Slice tenderloin and serve with sauce.

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