Love & Libations Week Presents: Kendall-Jackson
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Join America’s Favorite Winery for an interactive live wine tasting and cooking demo hosted by Kendall-Jackson’s very own Winemaster Randy Ullom, and Executive Chef Justin Wangler. Randy will walk through four wines while Justin demonstrates two recipes that will be the perfect pairing for Valentine’s Day.
- 6570 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay
- 6575 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
- 6824 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir
- 6351 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Chef Justin will be sharing two recipes that pair well with these wines. One recipe that pairs well with whites and another that will pair well with the reds. Registered users will be sent shopping list before the event!
Randy also joined us for our 90 Days Around The World program! Catch the replay of his event, Chardonnay Master Class, here.
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Winter Greens & Citrus Salad with Tahini-Ginger Dressing
Tucker’s winter salad mix is light on lettuce and long on greens and brassicas that he grows in the shelter of our hoop houses. They’re often young versions of hardier greens, like baby chard, baby mustard, baby broccoli, baby bok
choy, and pea shoots—still small, sweet, and tender enough to eat raw in salads. They call for substantial dressings with more creaminess and cling. This one, thickened and sweetened with fresh apple, is our tahini-based take on the classic miso-ginger dressing often served in Japanese restaurants.
SERVES 4 TO 6
For the tahini-ginger dressing:
1 small Fuji apple, peeled, halved, cored, and chopped 2 teaspoons peeled and grated fresh ginger
1⁄2 shallot, chopped
1 teaspoon pickled ginger
1 tablespoon pickled ginger juice
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon white or regular soy sauce
2 teaspoons mirin
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice oil or other neutral-flavored oil
For the salad:
2 Cara Cara oranges
1 small watermelon radish 10 oz winter lettuce mix Maldon sea salt
To make the tahini-ginger dressing: Combine all of the ingredients
in a blender and process until smooth. You should have about 1 cup. You will need only 1/2 cup for this recipe. The leftover dressing will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To assemble the salad: Cut a thin slice off the top and bottom of
1 orange to reveal the flesh. Stand the orange upright and, using a sharp knife and following the contour of the fruit, slice downward, cutting off the peel, pith, and membrane in wide strips. Then, cut along each side of the membrane between the segments to release the segments. Repeat with the second orange. Cut the segments in half crosswise.
Using a mandoline, shave the radish into paper-thin circles. Cut each circle in half.
In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, orange segments, and radish. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of the dressing, season to taste with Maldon salt, and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Chorizo & Fennel Bread Salad
Bone-in chicken thighs are easy to cook and extra tasty because their meat is rich and juicy, and the bone and skin add flavor and help retain moisture. Cooking chicken under a brick (or in this case, a heavy pan) is as easy as grilling but has the added benefits of golden, uniformly crisped skin and succulent meat. We like to serve it with a bold garlic-and olive pan sauce over a warm “skillet panzanella” of country-style bread, chorizo, and fennel.
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 1⁄4 lb total)
1 tablespoon rice oil or other neutral flavored oil
1⁄3 lb Spanish chorizo (about 3 links), cut into 1⁄2-inch-thick rounds Extra-virgin olive oil
2 1⁄2 cups cubed country-style bread, in 3⁄4-inch cubes
1 large fennel bulb (1⁄2 lb), trimmed, halved lengthwise, and julienned 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon sambal oelek (chile paste; found at most Asian markets) 1⁄4 cup dry white wine (such as Chardonnay)
1⁄2 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced into rounds
1⁄2 cup chicken stock
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1⁄4 cup chopped green onions, light and dark green parts
3 oz arugula (21⁄2 to 3 cups)
To cook the chicken: Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Season the thighs generously on both sides with salt and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°F.
Have ready a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and a second heavy pan that fits
just inside the rim of the skillet. Wrap the second pan with aluminum
foil. Heat the rice oil in the skillet over medium-low heat. Add the thighs, skin side down, and top them with the wrapped pan. Cook for about
15 minutes, until skin is golden brown. Remove the top pan, flip the chicken, and cook for 3 minutes longer. Turn off the heat and transfer the chicken, skin side up, to a half sheet pan. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh away from bone registers 165°F. Pour out the fat from the skillet and reserve.
Meanwhile, make the salad: Add the chorizo to the skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes, until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chorizo to a large bowl. Immediately add 1 teaspoon olive oil, the bread, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to the chorizo oil remaining in the pan, reduce the heat to low, and toast, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, until crispy. Transfer the bread to the bowl with the chorizo. Wipe the crumbs out of the skillet.
When the chicken is ready, remove from the oven and let rest until ready to serve.
Return 2 tablespoons of the reserved chicken fat to the skillet and place over medium heat. Add the fennel and cook, stirring occasionally, for about
5 minutes, until crisp-tender. Scrape all of the tasty browned bits off the bottom of the pan and stir into the fennel, then transfer the fennel to the bowl with the chorizo and bread and toss to mix well.
To prepare the sauce and finish the dish: Add 1 tablespoon of the
reserved chicken fat, the garlic, and the sambal oelek to the skillet over medium-low heat and stir to mix for 1 minute. Pour in the wine and deglaze the pan, stirring to dislodge any browned bits on the pan bottom. Add the olives, stock, any juices that have accumulated from the reserved thighs, and 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes, until the flavors have blended and the sauce has thickened slightly. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, then stir in the parsley and green onions. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
To serve: Toss the chorizo-bread mixture with the arugula and spoon the mixture onto individual serving plates, dividing it evenly, or onto a large platter. Top with the chicken thighs and pass the sauce at the table for each diner to add as desired.