Favorite Chicken Piccata Recipe

chicken piccata recipe
This chicken piccata recipe is a favorite Italian dish. It creates an elegant menu that is simple to make. Serve with fresh grilled vegetables, garlic bread, and mashed potatoes for a flavorful meal.

Wine Pairing: You definitely want a dry white wine to complement the dry flavors of the meal. An exquisite pairing would the Dry Creek Vineyards Taylor’s Vineyard Musque. This single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a beautifully dry wine with complex tropical fruit flavors. Another great choice would be Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. This is a medium-bodied wine with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavors.

Ingredients for Chicken Piccata Recipe:

1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breasts
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken stock
1 Tablespoon capers

Instructions for Chicken Piccata: Recipe

1. Saute the minced garlic in oil in frying pan.
2. Mix together: flour, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
3. Coat chicken breast pieces with the flour mixture.
4. Add the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn chicken over.
5. Add butter, wine, lemon juice, chicken stock, and capers. Simmer until chicken is not pink inside and the sauce has thickened. (approximately 5 minutes).
6. Pour sauce over the chicken to serve.
7. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

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Best Tiramisu Recipe

tiramisuAfter this delightful meal, treat yourself to the best Tiramisu This classic Italian dessert will quickly disappear. This recipe requires no baking and is best when prepared the day before you serve it.

Ingredients for Chocolate Mixture:
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Tawny Port
1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions for Chocolate Mixture:
1. Heat whipping cream and chocolate chips in a small saucepan until melted. Leave on a lightly warm burner to keep warm.
2. Mix together the egg yolks, sugar, Port, and salt. Cook in the top of a double boiler until the mixture becomes thick and creamy. This will take approximately 18 minutes.
3. Fold the chocolate into the egg mixture. Refrigerate until chilled.

Ingredients for the best Tiramisu Recipe:
6 ounces mascarpone cheese
2/3 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups warm strong coffee
32 ladyfinger cookies

Instructions for Tiramisu Dessert:
1. In a very large bowl, whisk together the mascarpone and 2 tablespoons of the whipping cream. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, beat the remainder of the whipping cream with 1/4 cup of the sugar. Beat until soft peaks form. Then fold into the mascarpone and chilled chocolate mixtures.
Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
3. Mix the warm coffee with the remaining sugar until blended. Dip 1 ladyfinger at a time very quickly into the coffee. Do not let the ladyfingers soak in the coffee or they will break.
4. Place the ladyfingers in a single layer on the bottom of a loaf pan (9 1/2 X 5 X 2 3/4 inches).
5. Spread 1/3 of the Tiramisu mixture evenly over the ladyfingers. Continue with 2 more layers. Top with a layer of ladyfingers. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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The Best Cioppino Recipe

Fishermen’s Cioppino

Best Cioppino RecipeThis cioppino recipe is a classic dish that is easy to make. A rich fish flavored hearty dish! It is wonderful served with warm sour dough bread and a glass of wine.

Wine Pairing: My favorite wine to serve with this dish is a Sangiovese. Select your favorite. Consider a Sangiovese from Vino Noceto. This is a small winery located near the Sierra Foothill town of Plymouth in Amador County. Vino Noceto specializes in Sangiovese. Any of their wines would be delightful.

Ingredients for Cioppino Recipe:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large green bell pepper,seeded and chopped
2/3 cup chopped parsley
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (28 oz) tomatoes
1 cup dry red wine
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dry basil
1/2 tsp dry oregano leaves
12 clams in shell, suitable for steaming, scrubbed
1 lb large shrimp, (30 per lb), shelled & deveined
2 cooked large Dungeness crab (about 2 lbs each), cleaned and cracked

Instructions for Cioppino Recipe:

1. Use a 6-8 quart pan to simmer the oil, onion, garlic, bell pepper and parsley. Simmer until onion is soft.
2. Stir in tomato sauce and the tomatoes (along with liquid). Use a spoon to break up the tomatoes.
3. Add wine, bay leaf, basil, and oregano.
4. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
5. Add clams, shrimp and crab. Cover and simmer slowly until clams pop open. Shrimp should turn pink. This takes about 20 minutes.
6. Serve with warm sour dough bread.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

This chocolate cream pie is a family favorite. My mother made this pie every holiday. These pies have always been greatly anticipated. They were quickly devoured by her children and grandchildren. You’ll love this chocolate meringue pie for dessert with this Cioppino recipe!

Ingredients for Crust:
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup melted butter

Directions for Crust:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine ingredients, mixing well. Spray 2 pie pans with cooking spray. Press mixture into the bottom and sides of 2 9 inch pie pans.
3. Bake until lightly brown for approximately 15 minutes. Cool.

Ingredients for Filling:
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups milk

Directions for Filling:
1. Stir dry ingredients together in a medium pan. Mix in the eggs. Stir in the milk gradually.
2. Cook over medium heat until thick. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add vanilla.
3. Pour into pie crusts. Cover with foil or plastic wrap to keep it warm.
4. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 325 degrees.

Ingredients for Meringue:
8 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

1. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in a large bowl until foamy. Gradually add in the sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks are forming.
2. Add vanilla.
3. Spread mixture over the pie filling. Make sure that the meringue seals along the edge of the crust.
4. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Cool for an hour at room temperature. Move into the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

This recipe makes two pies. One chocolate cream pie will NOT be enough!
It also calls for a graham cracker crust. However, you can use any type of crust you prefer. The creamy cool chocolate tastes great after a serving of this Cioppino recipe. Enjoy!

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Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan
Cheers-2-Wine is pleased share our favorite Chicken Parmesan recipe. Everyone loves the hearty combination of chicken and cheese in this popular Italian dish. The flavors in this dish are hard to beat. After all, who doesn’t love a cheesy dish with mushrooms and garlic?
What makes this dish even better is that it is quick and easy to make.

Wine Pairing: Pinot Grigio would be an excellent dry white wine to pair with this dish. Use the same wine as you prepare the meal. Consider the Estate Grown Pinot Grigio from Avio Vineyards in Amador County. This Tuscan style wine has flavors of crisp green apples with a slightly sweet finish. It’s a lovely wine. If you can’t find Avio’s Pinot, Chateau Ste. Michelle makes a nice Pinot Gris that should be easy to find. Both would be excellent paired with this Italian dish.

Ingredients for this recipe:
4 skinless, boneless, cut into strips
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 – 3/4 cup freshly ground Parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 tablespoons margarine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. dried basil
10 oz. sliced mushrooms

Instructions for this recipe:
1. After rinsing and drying the chicken, season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Spread Parmesan cheese onto a plate. Dip chicken in eggs, then coat with Parmesan cheese.
2.Melt margarine over medium high heat. Cook chicken until brown.
3. Reduce heat and add wine, garlic, mushrooms, basil, and oregano. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
4. Serve with pasta or rice. Enjoy!

This dish is great served over pasta along with a fresh green salad. Follow with your favorite dessert or a dish of gelato.

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