WineCountry Staff: September 2007 Archives

Pan Roasted Duck Breast

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FROM THE KITCHEN

Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Blackberry, Brandy & Green Peppercorn Sauce over Sweet Corn Grits

BY JEFF MALL| ZIN RESTAURANT

ZIN Restaurant & Wine Bar owned by childhood friends Jeff Mall and Scott Silva of Healdsburg, focus on updating and enhancing American regional dishes. Zin's seasonal menus are set to be paired with local wines that feature the unique varietal characteristics of this world-renowned viticultural area. 

Liberty Duck Preparation and Dry Rub Recipes

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INGREDIENTS

"Love Rub"

  • 2 T Paprika
  • ½ T Coriander
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 1/4 t Cayenne
  • 1 t Chinese 5 Spice
  • ½ t Cumin
  • 1/4 t Cinnamon
  • 1/4 t Nutmeg
  • 2 T Kosher Salt
  • 8 T Brown Sugar
  • 1 t White Pepper
  • ½ t Black Pepper
  • 2 t Oregano
  • 1 T Thyme

Cardamom Rub

  • ½ T Cardamom & Pepper
  • ½ t Salt (or to taste)
  • ½ t White or Black Pepper

 

Butter Poached Oysters with Zucchini, Leeks and Caviar

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Courtesy Evan Treadwell, Chef / Lido Restaurant

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup diced leeks, white part only
  • 20 fresh oysters in the shell
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup fish fumet
  • 1/2 cup bottled clam juice
  • 1/2 cup oyster Liquor, reserved from oysters
  • 1 tablespoon Cognac
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup zucchini brunoise
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

Thai BBQ "Atkins Ranch" Lamb Chops

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Thai BBQ "Atkins Ranch" Lamb Chops

Submitted by Executive Chef Peter Pahk

 NAPA VALLEY, CA - Silverado Resort is the place for great dining in Napa Valley whether you are looking for fine dining or casual fare. One of their restaurants, The Royal Oak, features the superb culinary talent of Executive Chef Peter Pahk. Below is a recipe for one of the many entrees served up by this award-winning chef.

Tempura Fried Cayucos Abalone

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Abalone.jpgSubmitted by Executive Chef Peter Pahk 

NAPA VALLEY, CA - Silverado Resort's Royal Oak Grill serves delicious wine country cuisine in the heart of Napa Valley prepared by acclaimed Chef Peter Pahk. Serve this dish at your next wine country party.


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