Lobster Roll Redux [RECIPE]

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We can’t wait for our favorite food bash of the season, Tasting Table’s Lobster Roll Rumble. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, get your tickets while they’re still available. Otherwise, check out our mod’s on Bon Appetit Magazine‘s classic Lobster Roll, grab a few bottles of white Bordeaux and host your own rumble at home. This Northeast favorite is easy and elevated!

Bon Appetit's Ultimate Lobster Roll
Serves 6
Warm, toasty, buttered rolls are key. If you can't find New England–style buns, trim 1/4-inch from both sides of standard hot dog buns to remove the crust and expose more surface area. If you're watching your waistline, the lobster is just as good on its own or wrapped in crisp, fresh leaves of Romaine.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 3 1 1/4-pound live lobsters
  2. 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  3. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  5. 2–3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  6. Freshly ground black pepper
  7. 6 New England–style split-top hot dog buns
  8. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
Instructions
  1. Pour water into a large pot to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil and salt generously.
  2. Add lobsters, cover, and cook until bright red, 8–10 minutes. (BW Mod: If you have the grill growing, throw your lobster over after the boil for a quick hit of smoke.)
  3. Transfer lobsters to a rimmed baking sheet and let cool.
  4. Crack lobster shells, pick meat from tail and claws, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  5. Mix lobster, celery, lemon juice, chives, and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper and add more mayonnaise, if desired. (BW Mod: Want to experiment? Try seasoning your lobster salad with herbs and spices of your choice or swap in another crunch vegetable like radish or carrots)
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. (BW Mod: You can also opt out of bread.)
  7. Spread flat sides of buns with butter.
  8. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side; fill with lobster mixture.
  9. DO AHEAD: Lobster meat can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Toss with remaining ingredients just before serving.
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Recommended white Bordeaux pairings? Try these 100% Sauvignon Blanc wines from Bordeaux! 

VerdillacVerdillac 2013

Classic Sauvignon Blanc, intense lemon and herb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SaintGlinGlinSaint-Glinglin 2013

Salty, lemon, rosemary, mouthwatering, fresh.

 

Mussels ‘Escargot’ Style [RECIPE]

FILED UNDER: Food and Wine Recipes, Know Your Bordeaux

Mussels 'Escargot' Style
Straight off Bar Bordeaux's tapas menu, Chef Seadon Shouse shares this tasty Steamed Mussels dish infused with the rich and buttery flavors of a traditional French Escargot. Read on for wine pairing recommendations from Bar Bordeaux's wine director, Remy Pedussel.
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Prep Time
1 hr
Prep Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 36 Mussels
  2. 1 Shallot, julienned
  3. 1 cup White Wine
  4. 3 Sprigs Thyme
  5. 1T Butter, softened to room temperature
  6. 1.5T Garlic, Minced
  7. 1T Pernod
  8. 1 bunch of Parsley
  9. Lemon Zest
  10. To Taste Olive Oil
  11. To Taste Sea Salt
  12. To Taste Pepper
  13. Crostini
Instructions
  1. 1. Make a parsley puree by blanching the parsley in water for 10sec and then shocking it in an ice bath.
  2. 2. Remove the parsley from the water and squeeze all of the excess water out.
  3. 3. Chop up the parsley and blend on high, adding about 1/8 cup of Olive Oil to allow the parsley to become a paste/puree. Set aside.
  4. 4. For the butter, add the softened butter, minced garlic, lemon zest and parsley puree to a Food Processor or mixing by hand.
  5. 5. Add Pernod, Salt and Pepper to taste.
  6. 6. Steam the mussels in the white wine, thyme, and shallots until they open up.
  7. 7. Cool slightly and then open the mussels and remove the meat.
  8. 8. Heat up the mussels in 1-2T of the garlic butter and the juice of half a lemon.
  9. 9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. 10. When the butter is melted the mussels should be warm and ready to eat.
  11. 11. Serve with crostini or a nice grilled bread
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Bar Bordeaux’s Wine Director and Sommelier, Remy Pedussel, recommends the following wines off his list to pair with the mussels. Enjoy! 

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Clos De Lunes 2012 / Bordeaux / 70% Semillon 30% Sauvignon Blanc / $15 – 20 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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La Chapelle de Potensac / Medoc / Red Bordeaux 

Hot Pears with Roquefort and Walnuts [RECIPE]

FILED UNDER: Food and Wine Recipes, Know Your Bordeaux

14.01.23 Hot Pears

We recently enlisted two-star Michelin Chef Michel Roux, Jr. to create delicious, savory meals for the winter that pair well with Bordeaux wines. 

Try his Stuffed Pear recipe below with his Bordeaux wine pairing rec, a sweet white from Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux. 

He writes: For this dish I would recommend a Premières Côtes de Bordeaux (from Cadillac). It’s a much lighter style of sweet wine than Sauternes with delicious aromas and flavours of lemon sherbet. If you haven’t yet experienced the delight in your mouth when you drink sweet wine with salty Roquefort cheese I urge you to give it a try. 

Hot Pears with Roquefort and Walnuts
Serves 2
Pears, like apples, go well with lots of cheese because of their sweet and sour taste. This recipe could be eaten as a starter or a cheese course.
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Cook Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 ripe Bartlett pears
  2. 1/2 cup Roquefort cheese, crumbled into pieces
  3. 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  4. 1 Tbsp créme fraîche
  5. 1 Tbsp port
  6. 1 scallion, sliced
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
Instructions
  1. Take the pears and cut in half lengthways.
  2. Remove the seeds and core, then carefully scoop out some of the flesh without splitting the skin. This should leave you with 4 boats.
  3. Roughly chop the pear flesh and add to the crumbled cheese with the walnuts.
  4. Fold in the crème fraîche, port, scallion, and seasoning.
  5. Fill the boats and bake for 5 minutes to an oven at 350F until brown.
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Duck Confit [RECIPE]

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Duck Confit
Serves 8
Duck confit is incredibly easy to make and so versatile when homemade and served on a bed of garlicky potatoes. It cannot fail to impress.
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Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 8 duck legs
  2. 2 cups of good-quality coarse sea salt
  3. 6 cups duck fat (Ask your local butcher or gourmet market!)
  4. 6 sage leaves
  5. 1 sprig of thyme
Instructions
  1. 1. Liberally sprinkle the salt over the duck legs and refrigerate for 90 minutes. Then brush off the salt with a cloth and discard.
  2. 2. Warm the duck fat in a pan over low heat. Add the duck legs and the thyme and sage.
  3. 3. Bring to a very gentle simmer, cover with greaseproof paper and cook for 2 hours or until tender. The slower and longer the cooking time, the better the duck will be.
  4. 4. Leave to cool in the fat and then refrigerate. The confit will keep for several weeks.
  5. 5. When you want to eat the confit, gently lift the legs out of the fat and place skin-side down in a non-stick pan. Cook over medium heat until crispy and golden.
  6. 6. Turn the legs over and put in preheated oven at 356F to finish warming through for 10-15mins.
  7. 7. Serve with sauté potatoes.
My Bordeaux Wine Pick: Saint-Émilion
  1. Duck confit will require your time and commitment, but the rewards for your taste buds are plentiful, very much like the Saint-Émilion wine I would drink with it. Made predominately with Merlot, these wines are the epitome of style and sophisticated, a direct result of the time and commitment dedicated by the Bordeaux wine producers.
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A Look Back At Lucky Rice [EVENTS]

FILED UNDER: Bordeaux events, Food and Wine Recipes

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This year, we had the pleasure of partnering with the fine folks at Lucky Rice, an Asian food festival featuring regional chefs from across the nation. While at first glance, Bordeaux Wines and Asian cuisine might seem like a peculiar pairing, attendees were surprised and delighted to find how the range of balanced, fresh and crisp Bordeaux whites complimented the flavors, aromas and spices often found in Asian fare. 

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 We had a great time with Lucky Rice in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Miami! Though the journey may be over, you can try this delicious pairing at home any time. Sift through some of our Lucky Rice inspired recipes here or here and find one below from Mr. Chow’s in Miami! 

Scallion Pancakes
Try this classic Chinese scallion pancake and pair with a Bordeaux white. Condiments like Soy Sauce or Sriracha will enhance the flavors.
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Ingredients
  1. 9 scallions, thinly sliced
  2. 1/4 cup sesame oil
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 package phyllo, thawed
  5. All-purpose flour, as needed
  6. Melted butter
Instructions
  1. Mix scallions with sesame oil and the salt. Place one layer of phyllo on work surface and brush with melted butter. Add another layer and repeat with butter. Sprinkle with scallions and repeat with another two layers until you have 10 layers total of phyllo. Repeat whole process until you have used all scallions and phyllo. Slice the large pancakes into smaller squares and bake in 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
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