One of my favorite wines (and it’s under $8)

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Best Cheap Red Wine

Best Red Wine Under $10

Best red wine for under $8

Fresh bright red fruit balanced by a fine structure and ample bouquet. 

I hesitate to share this scarcely known wine with too many people (don’t want the price to increase), but if you like red wine you will love this one.  Personally, I prefer Malbecs.   I was recently introduced to Borsao Granacha by my local Mariano’s Wine Connoisseur.   She was spot on.  If you like Malbecs, you’ve got to try this bottle! 

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Easy Pork Chop and Homemade Apple Sauce with a side of Brussels Sprouts

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Italian Spice Rubbed Pork chop, cinnamon apple sauce & pan roasted Brussel sprouts

Italian Spice Rubbed Pork Chop, Cinnamon Apple Sauce and Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pork Chop Rub Recipe (for 2)  (1) Tablespoon each of:

  • Ground Sage
  • Fennel
  • Sea Salt
  • Red Pepper Flake
  • Black Pepper.
  • Mix together and rub into both sides of pork chop.
  • Pan sear both sides in olive oil
  • Bake for 10 minutes on 375 degrees.  No need to flip the chop while baking.

USEFUL TIP:  HOT PAN, COLD OIL!

Easy (Sugar-free) Homemade Apple Sauce (for 2)

  • Peel (3) Granny Smith Apples
  • Add to food processor, use “pulse” until chopped
  • Saute (1) small shallot until translucent in saucepan
  • Add apples to a shot of water and cook in saucepan until tender (approx 20 min).
  • Add Cinnamon to your liking

Pork Chop Brussels Sprouts

  • Cut off bottom tips of Brussels Sprouts
  • Partially steam until tender (Heat saucepan while steaming)
  • Transfer the pan dripping from the baked pork chops into the saucepan with the partially steamed Brussels Sprouts
  • Saute & Serve!

Roasted #Prawn in White #Wine, Chive #butter, #Garlic Cream.

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Roasted Prawn in White Wine, Chive butter, Garlic Cream.

Roast Prawn in broiler. Saute Garlic, finish with wine, shrimp stock, cream and chive butter.

Garlic Mussels in Tomato Cream and White Wine Sauce

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Garlic Mussels Tomato Cream White Wine Herbs

Garlic Mussels in Tomato Cream and White Wine Sauce

  • Saute garlic in olive oil *
  • Add mussels, white wine, tomato sauce, clam juice, heavy cream and cover in saucepan.
  • Finish with basil and parsley.

*TIP:     Hot Pan, Cold Oil