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Mushroom Burgers with Underwood Pinot Noir

It’s that time of year when we break out the grills and head to our local farmers market for all the good things spring has to offer. Whether you enjoy veggie burgers or some kind of meat burger, they all taste better with fresh mushrooms…and pinot noir. For this recipe, we are using good ol’ fashioned ground beef, grilled bacon, sauteed Baby Bella mushrooms, and sharp, white cheddar. Oh, and some tasty shishito peppers on the side are the perfect addition. Grilled shishito’s are easy to make, lightly seasoned, and slightly smoky, you’ll find that most are mild…one out of every ten might surprise you.

Get out there and enjoy the weekend, and as always, drink responsibly and with your #pinkiesdown.

Recipe:

2 pounds (32 ounces) 80/20 ground beef, cold

grilled bacon

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons minced onion

20oz Baby Bella Mushrooms

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 3/4 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

6 slices Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese

6 hamburger buns

Butter for buns

Blistered Shishito Peppers

8 ounces shishito peppers—washed and thoroughly dried

1 tablespoon neutral oil (such as vegetable or grapeseed)

Jacobsen Salt (flake)

 

Grill or fry your bacon so it is done the way you typically like it.

Prepare the burger patties by mixing ground beef with Worcestershire. Add a little salt and pepper and then press into 6 patties.

Wash and slice mushrooms and sauté with garlic and onion, or grill in a grill basket alongside the burgers until onion is opaque and mushrooms begin to turn golden brown. Once cooked, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Grill the burgers to your done-likeness. Add cheese when the burgers are close to being cooked and toast buttered buns on grill. Arrange buns with cooked burgers and spoon mushrooms onto the melted cheese, top with bacon.

For the peppers, heat griddle or grill basket to medium-high heat. Arrange peppers in a single layer with oil and cook until they are lightly charred. Season with flake salt.

Enjoy.

 

Underwood Pinot Noir and Mushroom Burgers

Underwood Pinot Noir and Mushroom Burgers

Underwood Pinot Noir and Mushroom Burgers

Underwood Pinot Noir and Mushroom Burgers

Red Wine Chili

Red Wine Chili with Underwood Pinot Noir

Since it feels like we’re still in the dead of winter, we’ve got an excellent chili recipe for you. This one uses a little bit of Underwood Pinot Noir to cook with, but don’t worry, it leaves plenty of the bottle left for you to drink and enjoy. Keep your thoughts away from the snow, sleet, or rain outside, and get cozy with some Red Wine Chili.

Red Wine Chili with Underwood Pinot Noir

INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds ground beef
2 cups chopped yellow onion
4 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
15 ounces diced tomatoes, not quite 2 cans, about 1 1/2 cans
15 ounces tomato sauce
1.5 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons chili powder
48 ounces kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups beef broth
3/4 cup Underwood Pinot Noir

PREPARATION:
Saute onions and garlic in a saucepan until onions are translucent. Add to the slow cooker.

In the same saucepan, brown beef in 1 cup water, save the juice!

Place beef and juice in the slow cooker.

Add the rest of the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Red Wine Chili with Underwood Pinot Noir

Recipe by Sugar and Charm

A Vegan Thanksgiving

Vegan Thanksgiving with Underwood Nouveau

Whether this is your first vegan Thanksgiving, or you’re a ‘seasoned’ vegan professional, there are endless ways to enjoy Thanksgiving while ditching the meat. Our favorite Thanksgiving meal is always paired with the right wine, and our limited release Underwood Nouveau Pinot Noir pairs well with meat or meatless turkey, herbs like thyme and rosemary, and any roasted or mashed root vegetable.

Our Underwood Nouveau is a riff on a Beaujolais Nouveau, which is traditionally made from Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France. Always looking for an Oregon angle, we decided to use our Pinot Noir grapes in the Underwood Nouveau for a fresh take on our traditional Pinot noir. The Gamay grape is actually a cousin of the Pinot Noir grape and flourishes in very similar climates.

Nouveau is known for being a fresh, fruity wine that celebrates the first pour of the season. 2021 is our third vintage and it’s our favorite so far. As a reminder, all of our wines are vegan and gluten-free. Enjoy!

Vegan Thanksgiving Salad

MARSHALL’S BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

½ pound brussels sprouts

½ lemon, juiced

½ cup olive oil

3 tablespoons Marshall’s Red Chili Lime sauce

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

salt and pepper, to taste

4 cups mixed lettuce

2 mixed-color snacking peppers or bell, diced

1 cup spiced nuts* (see below)

Shaved parmesan for garnish (substitute Violife for vegan parmesan)

PREPARATION:

Clean and thinly slice the brussels sprouts.

In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and hot sauce, season with salt and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the brussels and toss to coat. Let sit for 10 minutes. Add the lettuce, peppers, nuts, and cheese and toss to combine.

*Easy spiced nuts: 2 cups of your fave nuts (I used hazelnuts and cashews), roast at 350° for 15 minutes, let cool, and toss with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and 1 teaspoon sweet paprika, ½ teaspoon Marshall’s Volcano Sparkle, 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

Vegan Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

VEGAN MASHED POTATOES

(inspired by JULIE PIATT’S recipe)

INGREDIENTS:

2 heads cauliflower

15 medium potatoes – a mix of Russet and Yukon Gold

2 cups vegan mayo – Follow Your Heart or similar

1 stick vegan butter – Miyoko’s or similar

1 head roasted garlic

2 tablespoons sea salt

PREPARATION:

Slice the top half of garlic so tops of cloves are exposed. Drizzle olive oil and salt on top.

Replace top of garlic head. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes, or until golden in color and soft.

Fill a large pot with water to 3/4 full.

Add the potatoes to the pot and boil on high until they are soft. For Instant Pot users, cut potatoes in half, add ¼-1/2 cup of water to bottom of pot, sit potatoes on steamer rack in pot, cook on high for 12 minutes. Let rest 3-5 minutes then manually release pressure.

In a separate large steamer pot, steam the heads of cauliflower until they are very soft and translucent. Instant Pot users, similar to potatoes but cook for 2-3 minutes on high.

For those who prefer to remove potato skins—empty the potatoes into a strainer, drain the water and gently rub the potato skins off with your thumbs under a cool stream of water. Omit step 4 if you prefer to leave skins on.

Combine potatoes and cauliflower into one pot and mash well.  Add all other ingredients and continue mashing until desired texture is reached and all ingredients are combined.

Add more salt, butter, or mayo as needed. Enjoy!

Vegan Thanksgiving Gravy

VEGAN MUSHROOM GRAVY

INGREDIENTS

½cup extra-virgin olive oil

½small onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)

4-6ounces cremini mushrooms, finely chopped

½cup all-purpose flour

4 to 5cups vegan vegetable stock, preferably homemade but vegan bouillon cubes will work•1teaspoon soy sauce, more to taste

½teaspoon kosher salt

¼teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon light miso

PREPARATION:

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and mushrooms; cook, stirring, until well browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in vegetable stock, a little at a time, until a smooth sauce forms. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until thickened. Season with soy sauce, miso, salt, and pepper.

For a smooth texture, blend in a high-speed blender. For chunkier grave, serve as-is, or pass it through a fine-mesh strainer.

Union Wine Co Vegan Thanksgiving with a Vegan Turkey

VEGAN TURKEY – VERY GOOD BUTCHER’S STUFFED BEAST

INGREDIENTS:

1 Stuffed Beast

BASTE:

1 cup veggie stock

1/4 cup vegan butter

1 sprig each thyme and rosemary

3 cloves of garlic

salt and pepper

PREPARATION:

Make sure to thaw the beast. Remove packaging and cheesecloth.

Baste your beast to keep it nice and juicy using your favorite recipe or our very good baste.

Cook the beast uncovered on a baking pan at 350° for 45-60 minutes, basting every 15 minutes to keep everything nice and moist. Make sure the center of the beast is above 160°. Remove from the oven once nicely roasted, let cool for a few minutes, serve, and enjoy!

Recipes for the Last of Summer

Grilled Summer Squash with Fresh Mozzarella and Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Grilled Summer Squash with Fresh Mozzarella and Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Recipe Note:
A super simple way of dressing up the summertime staple; grilled zucchini. Perfectly smashable as a starter or side with a cold glass of Underwood Pinot Gris in hand.

Serves 6-8 as a side dish

Ingredients:
6 zucchini
3 eight oz. balls of mozzarella or burrata
1 cup toasted sunflower seeds
a handful of sunflower sprouts
edible flower petals (optional)
juice of one lemon
extra virgin olive oil
salt

Grilled Summer Squash with Fresh Mozzarella and Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Method:
Heat a grill to a medium high heat and make sure the grate is cleaned and seasoned with oil. Cut the zucchini down the center, lengthwise, and toss in a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. Grill the zucchini, turning as needed, until they are well caramelized and tender, but not mushy. Remove from the grill and place directly on a serving platter.
Tear the balls of mozzarella with your hands into bite sized pieces and arrange on the platter with the zucchini. Sprinkle the toasted seeds over the entire dish, followed by the sunflower sprouts and flowers. Before serving, finish the platter with the freshly squeezed lemon juice and an additional blessing of extra virgin olive oil and flaky salt.

 

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Shaved Pecorino

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Shaved Pecorino

Recipe Note:
Blistery and sweet peppers with salty pecorino and crisp pinot gris makes for instant happy hour at home.

Serves 4 as an appetizer

Ingredients: 
½ lb (~4 cups) shishito/padron peppers
4 oz pecorino cheese
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
flaky sea salt
lime or lemon wedge (optional)

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Shaved Pecorino

Method: 
Heat up a large cast iron pan to high heat. Add the extra virgin olive oil, followed by the peppers. Make sure they’re evenly dispersed in one layer. Toss the peppers in the pan every thirty seconds. It’s important to let them sit and blister between tosses, so resist the urge to stir! Once the peppers are evenly blistered and softened, remove from the pan onto a paper towel lined dish. Season with flaky salt before transferring to a serving plate/bowl. Freshly shave pecorino cheese with a vegetable peeler over the blistered peppers before serving with a lime wedge and a few glasses of pinot gris!

 

Maple and Whiskey Glazed Peaches for Pancakes or Waffles

Maple and Whiskey Glazed Peaches for Pancakes or Waffles

Recipe Note:
Brunch is our favorite excuse to drink before noon, and these boozy maple peaches give us even more of a reason to crack open a can of bubbles. Spoon these peaches over pancakes, on top of waffles, or even on a croissant with mascarpone. Pair with an Underwood R
osé Bubbles mimosa for the perfect Sunday brunch.

Serves 4-6 

Ingredients:
4 yellow peaches
2 tablespoons butter
4-5 ounces maple syrup
2 shot whiskey

Maple and Whiskey Glazed Peaches for Pancakes or Waffles

Method:
Slice the peaches into large chunks and set them aside. Heat a large pan to medium-high heat and add the butter, followed by the peaches. Cook the peaches, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes before adding the whiskey, followed by the maple syrup. Be careful adding the whiskey as it may flambé! Allow the peaches, whiskey, and maple syrup to cook down together for a minute before removing from the heat. Let the peaches cool down a bit before serving.

Maple and Whiskey Glazed Peaches for Pancakes or Waffles

Recipes and Photography by Chef Kevin Oconnor

An Inspired Evening in Nature

Pan-Roasted Whole Trout with Union Wine Company Chardonnay

Some of us love to camp, some of us feel so-so about it, and some of us want a real bed while still enjoying the outdoors. A little something called “glamping” has gained in popularity over the years. It generally involves a structure of some sort, but still the open sky and a place to enjoy food, friends, and a good beverage while being outside in nature. We think this is the perfect moment to enjoy a bottle of our Alchemist wine for an elevated experience.

Alchemist Chardonnay pairs perfectly with this fancy-looking, yet simple-to-make meal. We dug through our favorite cookbooks and found a whole trout recipe that is easy to prepare and doesn’t require too many ingredients. Bonus points if you catch the trout earlier in the day. Otherwise, just make sure you ask your local fishmonger for a “dressed” whole trout. Dressed means it is descaled and gutted. Start off the meal with a fire-baked brie and you’ll be in heaven.

Camp Fire Baked Brie

Camp Fire Baked Brie

1 small brie wheel

1 apple

honey

Rosemary and thyme

Crusty bread

Cut the top off the wheel of brie and place the brie in a small cast iron pan. Slice the apple and place it around the wheel along with some fresh herbs. Put some tin foil over the pan and place it over a fire with hot embers. Check on it every 5-10 minutes until the top is gooey and slightly melted. Once it is done, remove it from the fire, drizzle with honey and some fresh apple slices. Enjoy on pieces of bread or crackers.

Camp Fire Baked Brie with Chardonnay

Whole Pan-Roasted Trout with Green Goddess Butter and Roasted Spring Vegetables

Open Fire Glamping Recipe Ingredients

Whole Pan-Roasted Trout 

serves 3 to 5

2–3 whole trout, branzino, or small black bass (12–14 ounces each), gutted and scaled

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

A few sprigs of fresh savory, thyme, oregano, marjoram, or rosemary

1–2 tablespoons canola oil

Green Goddess Butter (see the recipe below)

2 lemons or limes, halved

Flaky sea salt.

Whole Roasted Trout

Pan Roasted Trout

Make sure your fire has enough hot embers to cook

Season the fish inside and out with salt and pepper. Stuff the inside with the herbs of your choosing and rub the outside of the fish with the oil. Place the fish directly on a pre-warmed cast iron pan with the spine facing you (this will make it easier to flip later). Let it cook, without moving or fussing, until the skin is charred, crisped, and fully cooked on one side, 6 to 8 minutes.

Test to see if the fish is ready to turn by using a spatula to flip the fish away from you onto its other side. A perfectly cooked fish will easily release from the grill; if it struggles, chances are it’s not ready, so give it another minute. Once ready, flip the fish and continue cooking until the skin is crisped and the fish is fully cooked, another 6 to 8 minutes.

Use the spatula to transfer the fish onto one large serving platter (or two large plates). Spoon on some of the butter, letting it melt over the fish. Squeeze the citrus over and sprinkle with the flaky salt. Serve any extra butter alongside.

Green Goddess Butter

Green Goddess Butter – Can be made ahead of time

1⁄2  cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1⁄2  cup fresh parsley, tender leaves and stems, very finely chopped

1⁄4  cup fresh tarragon leaves, very finely chopped

1⁄4  cup very finely chopped fresh chives

4 anchovy fillets, very finely chopped

1 garlic clove, finely grated

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the butter, parsley, tarragon, chives, anchovies, garlic, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Smash with a fork until well blended (alternatively, place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined). Season with salt and pepper.

DO AHEAD  Green Goddess Butter can be made up to 2 weeks ahead, covered tightly, and refrigerated. Bring the butter to room temperature before serving.

Glamping dinner recipe

Pan-Roasted Late Spring Veggies 

1 bunch of small turnips

1 bunch radishes

Green garlic

3 tablespoons olive oil

Flaky sea salt

Freshly ground pepper

Trim green tops off of radishes and turnips and half lengthwise. Trim off the bottom and tops of green garlic and half lengthwise as well. Toss radishes, turnips, and garlic in olive oil with salt and pepper. Add a glug of olive oil into your second cast iron pan. Add a piece of tin foil to the top to act as a lid, or a lid if you have one. Roast anywhere from 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally until the vegetables look brown and roasted.

Alchemist Chardonnay

Chardonnay pairs nicely with a more meaty fish like salmon, trout, or halibut. Our Chardonnay is fresh and bright, aged in neutral French oak for only a few months. This gives it a little bit of body and texture, but not an overpowering oakiness.

Alchemist Chardonnay Glamping Dinner at Getaway House

Trout and Green Goddess Butter Recipe by Alison Roman. The roasted vegetable recipe is based on an Alison Roman Recipe. All these recipes can be found in her book, Nothing Fancy.