F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Make This Now

10 Reasons to Open a Good Bottle of Cabernet

© Con Poulos

Remember that amazing bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon you stored away? The one that’s been gather dust for years in the back of the pantry? You’ve been waiting the right time to open it. That time is now. Pop the cork and let it breathe while you make one of these ten delicious dishes that are reason enough to celebrate.

1. Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce
This quintessential beef stew from Jacques Pepin is insanely comforting with a robust, dark-fruited Cab.

2. Morel Sformato
Sformato is the Italian term for a kind of molded custard. This earthy version is flavored with a springtime favorite: morels.

3. Four-Spice Duck Breasts with Carrots
This supersimple duck is perfect with a spiced Cab aged in new oak.

4. Pecorino Ravioli with Orange Zest
Two disparate elements—the salty, sharp Pecorino filling and the fruity orange zest garnish—balance the big flavors of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

5. Pizza Vesuvio with the Works
This isn’t just any pizza. It’s a half-pizza, half-calzone and it's fantastic with a big, giant Cabernet.

6. Butter-Basted Rib Eye Steaks
Basted with a mixture of butter, thyme and garlic, this incredible steak is a no brainer for a boldly tannic bottle.

7. Cheddar BLT Burgers with Tarragon Russian Dressing
Forget beer. A firm Cabernet from Washington state is the best pairing for this luscious cheese-and-bacon-topped burger.

8. Fried Tofu with Spicy Ginger-Sesame Sauce
Tofu is an unlikely partner for red wine, but a soy-ginger glaze can make the pairing work.

9. Meat Loaf with Red Wine Glaze
Yes, even meat loaf can be good enough to deserve a full-bodied Cabernet. The one is brushed with red wine, which caramelizes as it bakes.

10. Roast Chicken with Chicken Livers
Cabernet Sauvignon balances the luxurious flavors of this richly flavored roast chicken’s garlic and peppercorn sauce.

Related: Cooking with Red Wine
Cabernet is King
Best California Wineries to Visit

You Might Also Like powered by sheknows

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.