Pairing of the Day: November 1-5, 2010
Grilled Shrimp with Mom's Avocado-and-Orange Salad
Andrew Carmellini's dish is a mix of two beloved salads: shrimp-avocado and shrimp-citrus. He throws in a few surprises, too, like the hot sauce in the dressing. He recommends a fruity one from the Caribbean made with habaneros: "Habaneros are crazy," he says.
Pairing: Citrusy Sauvignon Blanc: 2008 Bernardus Monterey County.
Creamy Chicken-and-Mushroom Fricassee
Thai Red-Curry Squash Soup
Joanne Chang switches up the flavors of Thanksgiving's classic squash soup with a host of Asian ingredients, including curry paste, ginger and coconut milk.
Pairing: Riesling with a bit of residual sugar: 2009 Dr. Loosen Dr. L or 2009 Chateau Ste. Michelle Harvest Select Riesling.