Pinot Noir

4 Tbsp. butter

¼ c. minced shallots

4 oz. cremini mushrooms, diced

4 oz. shitake mushrooms, diced

1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves

2 Tbsp. Madeira

1 ½ Tbsp. flour

1 c. heavy cream

¾ c. shredded mozzarella

Purchased phyllo shells

Grated parmesan for topping

 

In a large skillet, melt butter.  Stir in shallots to soften.  Add diced mushrooms and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add thyme to pan, then deglaze with Madeira.  Remover from heat; sprinkle in flour and stir to coat.  Return to heat; add cream and stir until mixture begins to thicken.  Add mozzarella and continue stirring until combined.  Spoon mushroom filling into prepared phyllo shells and top with a sprinkle of parmesan before serving.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Pinot Noir

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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

 



 

  • 1 c. pomegranate juice
  • 1⁄2 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 1⁄2 c. pomegranate Craisins
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. candied ginger, minced
  • 1⁄4 c. cider vinegar
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground cloves

Combine first seven ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Strain mixture; discard solids; return liquid to saucepan. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. Liquid reduces, cranberries pop, pears and onion soften. Delicious with roast poultry or pork, or as hors d’ oeuvres atop chevre on crusty bread.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Pinot Noir

Serves 2, can be doubled

  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 slices shallot, minced
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 boneless duck breasts
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 6 c. mixed greens
  • 1/3 c. pomegranate Craisins
  • 1/3 c. crumbled blue cheese
  • 1⁄4 c. slivered almonds

In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, shallot, salt and pepper. Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. Rinse duck breasts and pat dry; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook skin side down about 5 minutes, until skin is golden and crisp. Turn and cook about 5 minutes more. Meanwhile, toss remaining ingredients in bowl with dressing. Divide among two dinner plates. When duck is cooked through, drain on paper towels before slicing crosswise. Arrange atop plated salad; serve with crusty bread alongside.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Pinot Noir

  • 1 c. milk
  • 1⁄2 c. butter
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. flour, sifted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. (4 oz.) finely shredded Gruyere cheese
  • (reserve 2 Tbsp. for topping)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, butter, and salt over medium heat. When butter melts, add flour all at once and stir until dough comes away from sides of the pan. Remove from heat; add eggs one at a time, stirring to mix well. Dough thickens and becomes shiny. Vigorously stir in cheese. Using two spoons, place teaspoons of dough, 1” apart on parchment. Sprinkle tops with reserved cheese. Bake 18-20 minutes until lightly browned. Turn off oven, open door, and allow to set 8 minutes. Remove to cooling rack. Serve warm.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Pinot Noir

Makes about 4 cups

  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 2 medium Granny Smith or Pippin apples, peeled, quartered and cored
  • 6 oz. walnuts
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Chop cranberries fine in a food processor fitted with metal blade. Remove to a large bowl. Chop peeled apples in processor. Add to cranberries. Chop walnuts and add with remaining ingredients to cranberries. Stir to mix well. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight – or longer – before serving.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir