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Food Pairing

Never worry about whether you’re serving the right wine with your meal again! Check out our recipes for great dishes, and the perfect wines to accompany them. From pasta dishes to meat entrees to desserts, you’ll be serving your family and friends in gourmet style when you count on Bremer’s Wine & Liquor to keep you informed!


7 Wines for 7 fish

If you celebrate Christmas Eve in an Italian household there is a good chance your table is filled with many different kinds of fish. If you’re wondering what type of wine will pair best, we recommend a light white wine or a very light red wine.

fish-wines

Opici Vino Bianco – $9.99
“The Marche region of Italy has long been known for producing structured and balanced white wines from the native Verdicchio variety. Trebbiano adds further structure to the final blend, while Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc contribute delicate fruit aromas. Dry in style with a clean, crisp citrusy finish.

Packaged in a traditional ornamental fish bottle used for centuries in this region, it pays homage to the Marche’s rich history. It is also a good indication of the ideal pairing. Serve with any and all seafood dishes. Best when young.”

Cantina Zaccagnini Pinot Grigio – $15.99
“Pale yellow with green nuances; very delicate bouquet, fragrant with extremely pleasant aromas. Very fresh and well-balanced flavors. With a crisp and elegant finish.”

Luna di Luna Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio – $8.99
“A stylish and distinctive wine with an elegant charm that always takes center stage. Well-balanced with an abundance of fruit flavors, this contemporary Luna di Luna blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio is meticulously crafted for everyday enjoyment.”

Banfi Pinot Grigio – $9.99
“A crisp, dry wine from northern Italy, it is fresh and fruity with a flowery bouquet. A perfect accompaniment to light dishes or by itself, as an excellent aperitif.”

Blue Fish Original Riesling – $8.99
“A little over 100 years ago, enterprising growers in western Germany’s Pfalz region, joined together to start crafting and selling their wines. TOday, over 460 families participate in this venture, of which Blue Fish is the highest quality wine produced. Smooth and dry, this harmonious Riesling bursts with alluring aromas and flavors of fresh apricots and ripe peaches. It is a fine match with fish dishes, pastas and Asian-inspired cuisine.”

E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé – $13.99
“Fresh with an expressive nose of red fruits and citrus. Notes of raspberry and redcurrant. Fruity, fine and round. A well-balanced and elegant wine.”

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages – $11.99
“An easy-drinking wine made with grapes of the highest quality from the Beaujolais region of Burgundy. A plump wine with notes of strawberry, black cherry and spice.”

Best types of wine:
Pinot Grigio, Pinot Grigio/Chardonnay Blends, Light Chardonnays, Dry Riesling, Imported Rosé, Light Reds

Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients
8 ounces Linguine Pasta
2 Tablespoons olive oil
6 Tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1¼ pound large shrimp
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
4 cups baby spinach
½ cup parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

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Beef Stew and Cheesy Mashed Potatos

Beef Stew and Cheesy Mashed Potatos

Ingredients
4 Top Round Steaks
2 Ounces Cheddar Cheese
3 Carrots
1½ Pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 Bunch Parsley
1 Bunch Thyme
4 Tablespoons Butter
3 Tablespoons Beef Demi-Glace
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
2 Tablespoons Crème Fraîche
3 Tablespoons Beef Stew Spice Blend (All-Purpose Flour, Garlic Powder, Yellow Mustard Powder & Sweet Paprika)

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Grilled Tilapia Bowls with Chipotle Avocado Crema

Grilled Tilapia Bowls with Chipotle Avocado Crema

Ingredients
Tilapia Seasoning:
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of pepper
2 large tilapia filets

Chipotle Avocado Crema:
½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
juice of one lime
1 large avocado
1 garlic clove
1 chipotle pepper {from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce}
salt & pepper

Other Ingredients:
3 cups of cooked quinoa
15 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained
2 ears of fresh corn, shucked
¼ cup of fresh cilantro
1 roma tomato, diced

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Skirt Steak with Truffle Oil Parmesan Fries

Skirt Steak with Truffle Oil Parmesan Fries

Ingredients
1½ pounds skirt steak
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 bag (16oz) frozen french fries
¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 tablespoons truffle oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

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Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

Ingredients
1 frozen (16 ounces) cheese-filled tortellini
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup cucumber, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup kalamata olives, halved or sliced
1 cup feta cheese
Optional: fresh parsley

For Dressing:
1 lemon
1/4 cup +2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 cup olive oil
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste

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Spiced Corn on the Cob

Spiced Corn on the Cob

Ingredients
6 ears corn, unhusked
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 cup grated cotija cheese
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
Juice of 2 limes

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Balsamic Watermelon Feta Salad

Balsamic Watermelon Feta Salad

Ingredients
For the dressing:
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

For the salad:
1 (5-pound) watermelon, cut into bite-sized chunks
6 cups fresh spinach or arugula
1 red onion onion, thinly sliced
2/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

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Grilled Jerk Pork Chops

Grilled Jerk Pork Chops

Ingredients
4 boneless pork chops
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
cilantro, to garnish
pineapple chunks, to garnish

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Lemon Garlic Chicken

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Ingredients
8 ounces lean chicken breast
2 lemons, squeezed
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
2 scallions, chopped

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