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Main Course Recipes & Wine Pairings

Our Main Course recipe collection includes a variety of recipes ideal as a main entree. These recipes offer choices both for weekday dining as well as for entertaining, and also options when dining for two or when serving a crowd.

Main Course Recipes & Wine Pairings

Beef Wellington
with creamy peppercorn sauce

This is an 'easy' version of beef wellington, using ready-made phyllo dough rather than having to make dough from scratch.

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Beef Wellington Recipe with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce


Bleu Cheese Burgers
topped with tangy tomato relish

With May sunshine, out comes the grill! Take your burgers to a new level, stuffed with bleu cheese and topped with homemade tomato relish.

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Bleu Cheese Burgers


Braised Beef Short Ribs
with cheddar polenta

Beef short ribs are a great go-to dish for entertaining - they are flavorfu and require minimal effort after the initial prep.

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Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe & Wine Pairing


Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops
with mint gremolata

For this year's Easter recipe idea, our Braised Lamb dish showcases the flavors of spring with a dash of zesty and bright mint gremolata.

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Braised Lamb


Butternut Squash Ravioli
with brown butter sage sauce

Roasting the squash, toasting the walnuts and browning the butter for the sauce all brings out deep yet subtle flavors.

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Butternut Squash Ravioli Recipe & Wine Pairing


Chicken Cutlets
with green spanish olives & caper berries

A bright, lemony sauce showcases the briny, complex flavors of green olives and caper berries.

Go to:  Chicken with Green Olives Recipe

Chicken with Green Olives Recipe & Wine Pairing


Chicken Saltimbocca
with creamy prosciutto & sage sauce

This dish is a spin on a classic Saltimbocca recipe - using the prosciutto and sage to build a delicious, creamy sauce.

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Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe & Wine Pairing


Chicken Tikka
indian-style grilled, marinated skewers

Chicken Tikka is a typical Indian dish made with skewers of meat marinated in yogurt and spices - keeping it both flavorful and tender.

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Chicken Tikka Recipe


Chile Verde Steak
with dressed-up spanish rice

Tart chile verde sauce adds lightness to a hearty steak dish, made with sirloin marinated in chipotle and beer.

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Chile Verde Steak Recipe


Coq au Vin
tender chicken braised in red wine

In this traditional French dish, chicken legs and thighs are slowly braised in a flavorful liquid of red wine with onions and bacon.

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Coq au Vin Recipe


Corned Beef Hash Recipe
with sweet potatoes & cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage is the classic dish for St. Patrick's Day, and this hash with sweet potatoes takes it up a notch.

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Corned Beef Hash Recipe


Curried Cauliflower
with chickpeas & potatoes

A complex, layered yellow curry flavors a mix of cauliflower, chickpeas and potatoes in this satisfying yet healthy recipe.

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Curried Cauliflower Recipe

Easter Ham Dinner
with smoked shoulder & scalloped potatoes

Smoked shoulder is more flavorful and buttery than traditional ham. We pair ours with cherry-pineapple ssauce and creamy scalloped potatoes.

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Smoked Shoulder Ham Recipe


Grilled BBQ Pork Ribs
with spicy jalapeno & peanut marinade

This recipe is a mix of influences - a bit of Mexican flair with jalapenos and lime, combined with Thai-style peanuts and garlic.

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Grilled BBQ Pork Ribs Recipe & Wine Pairing


Grilled Salmon
with sour cream dill sauce and asparagus

This recipe's elegance and simplicity bring out the pure flavors of each ingredient, with a refreshing lightness and lemony tang.

Go to: Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Recipe

Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Recipe & Wine Pairing


Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin
with collard greens & chive mashed potatoes

This is a playful take on classic barbeque: delicately marinated pork, with creamy chive mashed potatoes and collard greens.

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Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin Recipe & Wine Pairing


Lobster Tacos
with Fresh Corn & Creamy Cilantro Sauce

This recipe offers a playful take on lobster, a traditionally 'upscale' ingredient, and is both easy to make and simply delicious.

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Lobster Taco Recipe


Strip Steak
with red wine sauce & parmesan fries

NY Strip has great full flavor and meaty texture. Red wine sauce gets a boost from shallots, and slow reduction concentrates flavors.

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NY Strip


Porcini Mushroom Risotto
with fresh asparagus

Using a stock that is flavored with the primary ingredient - porcini mushrooms - deepens and itensifies the risotto's flavors.

Go to: Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto Recipe

Porcini Asparagus Risotto


Pot Roast
with roasted root vegetables

There are two great reasons to love pot roast: 1) the ease of one-pot cooking and 2) fall off the bone tender meat.

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Pot Roast Recipe


Grilled Rachel Sandwich
homemade corned beef + slaw on fresh rye

For this year's St. Patrick's Day recipe, our grilled rachel sandwich uses from-scratch corned beef, coleslaw and rye bread.

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Grilled Rachel Sandwich Recipe


Red Shrimp Curry

A combination of red curry paste, honey, and coconut milk makes a flavorful sauce that doesn't overpower the delicacy of shrimp.

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Red Shrimp Curry Recipe


Ribeye Steak 'Steakhouse Dinner'
with creamed spinach and steak sauce

Looking to save money? Make a fancy steakhouse dinner at home: delicious ribeye steak, creamed spinach and a homemade steak sauce.

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Ribeye Steak Dinner Recipe


Roasted Chicken
with savory root vegetables

Say goodbye to dry chicken with this simple, flavorful recipe for making juicy roasted chicken, served with root vegetables.

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Roasted Chicken Recipe


Stuffed Chicken Breast
with feta, olives & roasted red pepper

The Mediterranean stuffing, with Kalamata olives, tangy feta and roasted red peppers, boasts tremendous flavor and creamy texture.

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Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe & Wine Pairing


Swordfish Puttanesca

Tart, briny olives and capers tempered by rich pine nuts and sweet tomatoes counterbalance the oily texture of the swordfish.

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Swordfish Puttanesca Recipe & Wine Pairing


Trout Almondine
with spanish tortilla

Spanish tortilla is an egg dish made with potatoes and onion. Rustic and delicious, we love it with an equally simple pan-seared trout.

Go to:  Trout Almondine Recipe

Trout with Almonds Recipe & Wine Pairing


Turkey Dirty Rice

Got Thanksgiving turkey leftovers? Make turkey dirty rice! Use up your leftover turkey meat - and you can even use the giblets (if you didn't make giblet gravy).

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Turkey Dirty Rice Recipe


Turkey Meatloaf
with chunky vegetables & spicy glaze

Lean ground turkey makes this a healthier choice. A spicy, thick glaze keeps the meat most, and thick-chopped vegetables are flavorful and add a tasty crunch.

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Turkey Meatloaf Recipe & Wine Pairing


Turkey Shepards Pie

This Turkey Shepards Pie is a great Thanksgiving leftover recipe because it lets you use the turkey and leftover mashed potatoes, too.

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Turkey Shepards Pie Recipe



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