Clif Notes

October Recipe!

Originally Posted by Efrain Barragan on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Riesling Braised Bratwurst

  1. Main course: Bratwurst braised in Riesling with caramelized apples & onions.
  2. Side dish: German Potato Salad with green beans tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette.
  3. Wine pairing: Our 2011 Dry Riesling.

Bratwurst Recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. 4 High quality bratwurst.
  2. 2 Cups of 2011 Dry Riesling.
  3. 1 large yellow onion.
  4. 1 large red onion.
  5. 3 Small green tart apples.
  6. 1/2 lemon – juice.
  7. 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Olil.
  8. Garnish with – Gary & Kit's Napa Valley Coarse Dijon Mustard.

Heat 2-tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large dutch oven. Next, Sauté sliced green apples & onions, add the juice of half a lemon. Cook for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, nestle the raw bratwurst in the onion and apple mixture. Then, add 2 cups of Clif Family Winery 2011 Dry Riesling. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the sausage and grill on a separate skillet to brown the outer skin. While the sausage is browning, turn the onion/apple mixture on high heat and reduce until the onions and apples are caramelized.

Serve sausage with the caramelized apples and onions with a side of Gary & Kit's Napa Valley Coarse Dijon Mustard and German Potato Salad.

German Potato Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

  1. 1 lb. tri-color small potatoes
  2. 1 lb. green beans
  3. 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  4. 1 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice

Boil a large pot of water with a little sea salt. Add the potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes or until a fork can insert easily. Remove to cool. Add the green beans and blanch of 5 minutes. Remove.

Cut the small potatoes in half. Meanwhile create a Dijon Vinaigrette with 3 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice. Mix the halved potatoes and blanched green beans. Toss with Dijon Vinaigrette and season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.


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