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Recipes with wine: a spring menu you can not miss

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If you’re looking for some inspiration to design a healthy and delicious menu this spring, be sure to read these recipes with wine.

Starter: Mushrooms in White Wine Sauce

This recipe, ideal for 2 people, has the delicate flavour of mushrooms complemented with a touch of white wine without overpowering their taste. Mushrooms strengthen the immune system, being rich in selenium.

Ingredients:

  • 400 grams mushrooms
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 cayenne pepper
  • Chopped parsley

Elaboration:

  1. Remove the bottom of the mushrooms with a knife, place them in a bowl with water to remove the dust. Drain them, dry them with a kitchen towel and cut them in halves.
  2. Crush the garlic clove, peel it and chop it into very small pieces.
  3. Heat a pan with oil, add chopped garlic until golden, chilli and mushrooms. Stir-fry them for 1 minute, add the flour and mix until getting a smooth consistency.
  4. Pour the wine and half a glass water to the mix. Season to taste and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Turn off the heat, sprinkle with chopped parsley. Mix and serve.

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Fillaboa 2013 is a white wine that perfectly match this recipe made with mushrooms.

 

 

Main course: Spring Risotto

The spring risotto is prepared with mushrooms and lime beans. It is a simple option to prepare and quite healthy for 2 people. Lima beans have a very low fat content, they are rich in fibre, carbohydrates and vegetable protein.

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams rice
  • 100 grams spring mushrooms
  • 50 grams lime beans
  • 50 grams shelled peas
  • pea pods
  • 1 leek
  • 2 white asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon “Fino” or “Manzanilla” wine
  • 1 teaspoon truffle oil
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Oregano
  • Chopped parsley

Elaboration:

  1. Peel the asparagus and prepare a broth with the peelings, pea pods, water and salt. Strain and reserve.
  2. Chop the leek into thin pieces, place them in a saucepan and bring to fry with an olive oil spray. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry.
  3. Add the rice and lime beans and continue sautéing. Pour the wine and let it reduce a little.
  4. Gradually, add the broth previously reserved, season to taste, add a drop of truffle oil and stir constantly for 15 minutes. If necessary, add a little more broth.
  5. Add the peas and chopped asparagus. Season with a pinch of oregano and a drop of truffle oil. Cook for a couple of minutes.

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Juan Gil 12 Meses 2013, Juan Gil 12 Meses 2013, the new vintage, can be a great companion for a risotto like this.

 

 

Dessert: Grilled Peaches with wine sorbet

This dessert is an excellent choice for hot afternoons; peaches are rich in vitamin C, A, B1 and B2. The wine sorbet proposed give them a unique flavour.

Ingredients:

  • 4 peaches
  • 4 eggs
  • 90 grams sugar
  • 3 dl red wine
  • 50 grams butter
  • Honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Elaboration:

  1. Heat a pan with the wine and 2 tablespoons sugar until reducing the mixture. Put away from heat, place in a container and into the freezer. When frozen, prepare a sorbet by chopping ice and reserve cold.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Wash the peaches, cut them in halves and remove the bones. In a baking dish with a few drops of honey, place the peaches and 50 grams butter. Bring to oven for 20 minutes.
  3. Reserve the peach juice, mix with the egg yolks and 1 teaspoon sugar. Bring this mixture to water bath for 10 minutes and reserve.
  4. Serve the egg cream with a few teaspoons of the prepared sorbet and the grilled peaches.

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Ferreira Branco is a fortified wine that goes great with desserts.

 

 

* Images: Uvinum and Javier García (flickr)

Red wine granita

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Red wine granita is one of those recipes with wine that you don’t know if classify as ice cream and dessert or refreshing drink. The true is that it tastes delicious and is extremely digestive to serve after a weekend lunch.

Preparing a red wine granita is really easy: it can be ready in less than 1 hour, and thanks to its main ingredient is rich in antioxidants, ideal for fighting free radicals.

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Step 1: Put the wine in a saucepan and bring it to boil over high heat with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Step 2: Wait for the alcohol in wine to evaporate (you can verify this by lighting a spoonful and verifying that it does not catch fire, or use non-alcoholic wine), turn off the heat and remove from the kitchen to cool outdoors your preparation.
  3. Step 3: Take a not very high tray and pour the preparation at room temperature.
  4. Step 4: Place the tray in the freezer with your preparation until it becomes solid.
  5. Step 5: Open the tray with your solid preparation, remove it with a fork to create the granita effect you want in your recipe and start getting iced wine layers.
  6. Step 6: Take some cups to serve the granita, and decorate them with a cinnamon stick, a few mint leaves or maybe a cherry.

This dessert will relieve heat in your weekend evenings although it will mean a significant amount of calories by its sugar content. Do not forget to try at home for family gatherings or just indulge yourself some day.

And if you want some alternative proposal for hot days, today we recommend two red wines for a great red wine granita:

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El Coto Crianza 2009

 

 

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Ceci Lambrusco Terre Verdiane