Shrimp  Cerviche

1lb. shrimp

1 cup Semi-Dry Applewood Riesling

1 large tomato

1 red onion

1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, 1 cucumber

1 tsp. chili powder

Salt & pepper to taste

***Dice tomato, onion, peppers & cucumber. Add wine & spices. Mix & set aside. Clean & prepare shrimp. Add shrimp to the wine & vegetable & mix well. Cover & refrigerate overnight. Mix again before serving. Enjoy with a glass of Applewood Sparkling Riesling

Quinoa “Tabbouleh”

1 package of Quinoa

2 tbsp olive  oil

1 red onion

2 tbsps. Of each of fresh parsley, mint & cilantro

Salt & pepper to taste

***Prepare Quinoa as directed on package. Set aside.Dice onion & roughly chop fresh herbs. Add to Quinoa. Salt & pepper to taste. Mix well. Finish with olive oil & a squeeze of fresh lemon or lemon zest if desired, mix again.  Cover & refrigerate. Mix before serving.  Enjoy with a glass ofApplewood’s RieseyvOnnay (our new blend of Riesling Seyval & Chardonnay)

Bratwurst with Braised Apples, Saurkraut & Riesling

1 lb. bratwurst

2 cups sauerkraut

1 red apple

½ teasponn caraway seed

½ cup of Applewood’s semi-dry Riesling

Salt & pepper to taste

***Cook Bratwurst thoroughly & set aside core & dice the apple. Braise sauerkraut, apple & caraway seeds in a ½ cup of Applewood Semi-dry Riesling until  apples  are tender. Slice Bratwurst & add to sauerkraut & apples. Heat thoroughly. Enjoy with a chilled glass of Applewood Riesling

Chipotle Turkey Meatballs w/Cajun Mayo

1 lb. ground turkey

½ can chipotle peppers, diced

1 egg

1 ½ cups breadcrumbs

2 tbsp of garlic powder, 2 tbsp of onion powder

Salt & pepper to taste

***Mix ground turkey, chipotle peppers egg, half of the breadcrumbs, garlic & onion powder, salt & pepper until well blended. Add breadcrumbs if needed to absorb extra moisture. Shape into uniformly sized balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes depending on size until thoroughly cooked.

Cajun Mayonnaise

3 parts of your favorite mayonnaise to 1 part ketchup

Horse radish, Cajun seasoning blend, chili powder, paprika, salt & pepper

***Portion of spices are to taste. Mix well & refrigerate until ready to use. May be served as a dipping sauce with the Turkey Chipotle Meatballs, Delicious with a chilled glass of Applewood’s Traminette

Strawberry Cranberry Compote

1 package of cornbread mix

2 cups sugar

1 quart fresh strawberries

1 package of dried cranberries (may use other dried fruits if desired)

½ cup of Applewood Sweet Riesling

1 cup crème fraiche

***Prepare cornbread as directed & set aside to cool. Heat strawberries & cranberries in the Sweet Riesling, add sugar & heat until tender & covered in syrup. Cut cooled cornbread into desired size. Top with Strawberry Compote & finish with a dab of crème fraiche. Enjoy withApplewood Sweet Riesling