Easy Curry Lentil Soup

This curry lentil soup recipe coaxes the appetite with great flavors with only a few ingredients. A delicious soup that you can pair with a crusty bread recipe and a glass of Zin!

Zinfandel Glazed BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Level: Intermediate Total: 2 hr 45 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 2 hr 35 min Yield: 2 to 4 servings   Ingredients 6 beef short ribs, 2-inches thick, cut across the bone Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dry rub seasoning mix 1/2 cup olive oil 4 poblano peppers, diced 4 medium yellow onions, diced […]

Zinfandel Turkey Brine

Brine: 2 750 ml. bottles Zinfandel 4 cups apple cider 1 pound fresh cranberries 1 cup honey 1 cup kosher salt 4 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 4 sprigs fresh sage 2 sticks cinnamon Turkey: 1 18-pound turkey, preferably free-range and hormone free 3 large carrots, coarsely chopped 6 stalks celery, coarsely chopped […]

Chicken Chilaquiles

When life gives you sweet, California-grown tomatoes, make chilaquiles, a genius use for tortillas that are a few days old. September is the height of the harvest for the meaty plum tomatoes that make thick, flavorful sauce. Resist the temptation to substitute store-bought tortilla chips for the home-fried tortillas; the chips soften too much, and […]

Spice Rubbed Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

This roast beef tenderloin looks glamorous and tastes amazing, yet it’s practically fool proof.  The meat gets its deeply browned exterior in the oven at a single temperature; no pre-searing or fussing with different temperatures necessary. Even better: The deeply flavored, thyme-infused red wine sauce can be made days ahead, so there’s no last-minute panic […]

Lamb Stew with Fennel and Black Olives

I like to serve this with couscous in a deep wide bowl. Mix the yogurt with a little sriracha sauce and put a dollop on top. Sliced carrots sautéed with olive oil, ginger, garlic, and cumin are also a nice accompaniment.

Southwest Pork Stew

Submitted by Easton Wines Ingredients 2 lbs pork shoulder or boneless ribs 3 tbsps vegetable oil 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsps ground cumin 2 tsps ground New Mexico chile 1 tsp dried oregano 1 pasilla chile, stem and seeds removed, chopped 1 bottle lager beer 10 tomatillos, paper skin removed, washed and quartered 2 cups […]


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