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Easy Hanger Steak

A simple, quick-marinating but tasty and hip steak recipe, Bon Appetit photo-shoot ready, serves 4.

  • 1½ pounds hanger steak, center membrane removed, cut into 4 pieces
  • 3 sprigs ea thyme, rosemary, chopped
  • 1 Fresno or mild jalapeno, finely diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Smoked salt, grill spice mix, and extra freshly ground black pepper

1-2 hours before grilling, take hanger steak from the fridge, remove center membrane, and salt with smoked (or just kosher) salt and a salt/pepper/spices grilling mix. Let sit for 15-30 minutes.

Hanger steak
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Poggio Al Sole Syrah

Trader Joe's: 
No

Dark but very drinkable syrah, reminiscent of a chianti.

http://www.poggioalsole.com/PoggioalSole_/Wein_E.html

Don Elias Garnacha Catalunya

Trader Joe's: 
No

Light bodied, peppery red that goes well with spicy foods.

Collezione di Paolo Chianti 2011

Trader Joe's: 
No

Dry, full bodied and smooth, 13% ABV

Both Barrels Cab-Sav Shiraz 2011

Trader Joe's: 
No

A very young, brash, tannic and fruit-forward blend from a Zagat collection.

Chateau Mayne Guyon Grand Vin de Bordeaux

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A bit sharp and tannic for a French blend.

Bodega Carelli Malbec

Trader Joe's: 
No

Strong bodied but smooth Malbec

http://bodegacarelli.com.ar/english/index.html

Cahors Malbec

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

Fruity but dry, a solid mid-range Malbec from France. J.P. Chenet is the winemaker, http://www.jpchenet.com/

Berry Hill Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2011

Trader Joe's: 
No

Amazing Cab Franc cut with a bit of Petit Verdot. One of the top reds in VA.

Beneventano Aglianico

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

Rich cherry and blackberry, spices, strong, but not heavy.  Would go well with red meat and tomato dishes.

Grapes from Campania

 

 

http://www.femarvini.it/index.php?l=it&p=label&e=2&v=7

Cuvee do Clos Baileyana

Trader Joe's: 
No

 

 

Strong, full-bodied Pinot Noir, cherry notes with a strong oak backing.

http://www.baileyana.com/firepeak_vineyard.php

Olivier Ravoire Cotes du Rhone

Trader Joe's: 
No

Medium-bodied cotes-du-rhone, both earthy and a bit jammy

Grenache 80 Syrah 10 Mourvedre 10

http://www.ravoire-fils.com

Pagos de Tahola

Trader Joe's: 
No

Bright, tart cherry and currant flavors. Works well with red-meat Thai/asian cuisine or light game meats.

http://www.bodegaslarchago.com/

H J Fabre Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Trader Joe's: 
No

Strong bodied, bordering on a malbec. Mineral-y back taste with front notes of dark cherry, sherry.

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

Bright fruit notes with a smoky, tabacco background. Medium bodied, strong but not heavy. Goes well with stronger flavors like blue cheese, grilled meats and dark chocolate.

http://www.bonterra.com/pairings/reds/cabernet-sauvignon.aspx

Calvet Reserve de L'Estey Medoc

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A medium-bodied Medoc, not too sharp to to heavy. Goes well with steam or pasta.

Found Object Syrah

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A balanced, tannic wine with smoke and berry notes from Colchagua Valley

Vintjs Garnacha

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A medium-bodied, balanced wine. Strong enough to go with red meat, but sweet and tangy enough for fish stew or poultry

La Finca Tempranillo

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A young, somewhat brash and low-body wine.

Marques de Montanana

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A brash, young wine with notes of pepper and tart cherries. Would go well with grilled fish or meat.

Valreas Cuvee Prestige Cotes du Rhone

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A great, cheap Cotes du Rhone with a lavish mouthfeel. Strong tannins and black pepper, really needs a food pairing. Opens up well.

http://www.firstpourwine.com/2011/08/06/2009-valreas-cuvee-prest...

Marquis de Moreal Crianza 2007 Tempranillo

Trader Joe's: 
No

From http://www.kysela.com/spain/Moral.htm :

Aromas of strawberries and dried cranberries enhanced by obvious spiky American oak.

"Medium red. Aromas of redcurrant and cherry, plus a hint of dried rose. Fleshy and smooth, with moderate depth to its slightly bitter red fruit flavors. Finishes with decent breadth and grip, with the redcurrant element joined by a hint of white pepper."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sept/oct 2011), 87 pts

http://www.felixsolis.com/

Panilonco Merlot Malbec Reserve

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

Fruit-forward (maybe too much?), medium bodied wine. Not too tannic, not too sweet. Good table wine.

Panilonco Carmenere

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A decent red, a bit too tannic.

By http://www.eov.cl/

More on the grape at wikipedia, and via JasonsWineBlog.com:

"Per quaffability “Carmenere is more obscure than the fifth Beatle. The sixth grape of the famed five Bordeaux varietals, usually compared to Petit Verdot for the sturdy qualities it adds to Cabernet blends, Carmenere is not even grown in Bordeaux anymore. It does have a new home in Chile, where it’s blended into Cabernet and also bottled solo on occasion and noted for its smoky/earthy flavor profiles."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carm%C3%A9n%C3%A8re

Diseno Old Vine Malbec

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

Created by O Fournier and Cap Vistalba for Constellation Wines, bottled stateside. Decent malbec, but a bit too light. Notes of chocolate, blueberries, coffee

Gascon Malbec

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A fruit-forward, light but strong red that pairs well with steak or italian.

http://www.gasconwine.com/ (Owned by Catena)

Novella Synergy (06)

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

Black cherry notes with hints of cedar and spices, fruit forward and sharp, opens up well. Pairs well with strong/game meats

Felino Vina Cobos Malbec 2009

Trader Joe's: 
No

Social Safeway, $16-24. A strong, smooth malbec from the Mendoza region

http://www.paulhobbsimports.com/nativo/

http://www.vinacobos.com/

The South by SouthWestern Enchilada (with Verde Foam)

This is a tribute to the Southwestern Enchilada at Chuy's, with a twist of classic Mexico add on - hence - the South by SouthWestern stacked enchilada. It is also the ultimate recipe to use up the leftover yummies from a week of Mexico/TexMex eating. Random weird elements from that mole recipe? Let's find a place for it. Make some verde sauce from those lonely leftover tomatillos, and you're on your way.

Per Enchilada:
2-3 corn tortillas
1 egg
1 Tbsp crema
1/2 cup chicken, partially shredded - dark meat preferred
1/4 cup salsa verde

South by Southwestern Enchilada
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Riebeek Cellars Pinotage

Trader Joe's: 
No

A Marvelous Market import, $10

http://www.riebeekcellars.com/about/index.html

La Azul Gran Reserva

Trader Joe's: 
No

One of the wineries we visited in Mendoza, Argentina - amazingly smooth but full-bodied.

http://www.bodegalaazul.com/

Aquinas Pinot Noir

Changemakers discovered this wine at Spoon River, a restaurant in Minneapolis.

http://www.donandsons.com/threeloosescrews/aquinasnapavalley/

"2007 Napa Valley Pinot Noir
This wine is garnet colored with aromas of light cocoa and ripe, sweet cherry. Full on the palate, this wine brings great earthy flavors that evolve into a rich and varietally correct Pinot, with bright acidity that flows with juicy sour cherry.

Can Blau Montsant

Trader Joe's: 
No

Bold, complex red wine, dark berries, smoke and chocolate notes
http://spiritofwine.blogspot.com/2007/01/rating-2005-canblau-mon...

http://www.tienda.com/wine/products/wn-110-08.html:

Snap Dragon 2008

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A strong red which would pair well with Italian or grilling. $6, Trader Joe's

http://www.snapdragonwine.com/index.cfm?method=pages.showPage&pa...

Burgo Viejo Rioja

Trader Joe's: 
No

Joe and Erin found this at Marvelous Market, it's a surprisingly rich and strong Rioja that isn't overpowering. 85% tempranillo, 10% garnacha and 5% mazuelo.

http://www.burgoviejo.com/

"Our queen is the varietal Tempranillo, flagship of Rioja, but we do not forget other autochthonous such as Graciano, Grenache, Carignan or Viura, that complete the palette with their special features."

http://www.bodegasyvinos.info/bodegas/82/

Guinness Cottage Pie

This is an abomination, mixing in Guinness into a cottage pie.

The Guinness stew recipe parts are pulled from this recipe; the Shepherd's (lamb) and Cottage pie ingredients have been pulled from here and Epicurious. Cooking for Engineers has a nice pictoral guide.

Guinness Cottage Pie/Stew
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