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Cooking in Germany – Riesling & Salmon Date Night

27 Apr

IMG_0319‘We are not winemakers; we do not make wine. We simply prepare the environment for wine to come into being’. 

I read this quote recently in a book by a German wine importer. Terry Thiese thought it was worth noting and so do I. This Riesling grower has humbly admitted that he is at the mercy of his land. All that consumers appreciate about his wine has been credited to his soil. I love it. I am reminded that I don’t make food… I only prepare it. I am blessed with a generous variety of local meats and produce. I marry ingredients together that will hopefully come alive on your plate as they have in my home. See below for a quick and easy date night recipe that I recently concocted with all that I have embraced in Germany… Mosel Riesling and farmers markets! I couldn’t help but weave in a little story from our recent travels that helped inspire this post 🙂

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Gourmet Grilling: Stuffed Salmon

18 Sep

Crab cake craving? Screw the grocery store and spend way less on this meal. Salmon stuffed with a minced shrimp salad will satisfy  your gourmet palate any day!

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Shrimp Pad Thai

13 May

Become an expert on Pad Thai. Tricks from a true Thai on how to create this authentic dish at home.

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Fresh Catch

6 May

Inspired by my new Oregon favorites from the last wine post, I created a seafood feast to pair with a taste of the Spindrift Cellars portfolio. Swordfish with sautéed leeks in coconut milk and Dijon infused mashed potatoes. 

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Feeling Spicy: Cajun Shrimp

20 Apr


T
hrow a mid-week party for your taste buds with this simple and flavorful meal. 

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