May Wine Club pairing recipe

BBQ-Flank-SteakBBQ Flank Steak with Burnt Cabbage and Oyster Mayo

STEAK INGREDIENTS:
• 2.2 lb (1 kg) flank steak
• 3.5 oz. (100ml) fish sauce
• 3.5 oz. (100ml) light soy sauce
• 2 garlic cloves. microplaned
• 1 knob ginger, microplaned
• 3.5 oz. (100ml) grapeseed oil
CABBAGE SALAD INGREDIENTS:
• 1/2 cabbage, cut into 4, stem left on
•  1.5 oz. (50g) oyster mushrooms
•  1.5 oz. (50g) enoki mushrooms
•  1.5 oz. (50g) shiitake mushrooms, finely sliced
•  2 radishes, finely sliced
•  shiso cress
•  1.5 oz. (50ml) light soy sauce
•  1 lime, juiced
•  1 tsp miso paste
• 1 tsp sesame oil
• 3.5 oz. (100ml) grapeseed oil
OYSTER MAYONNAISE INGREDIENTS:
• 4 oysters shucked
• 2 egg yolks
• 1 tsp Dijon mustard
• 5 oz. (150ml)grapeseed oil
• sea salt
DIRECTIONS:
Marinate the steak in the fish sauce, soy, garlic, ginger & oil for 2 hours.   To make the burnt cabbage salad, place a frying pan on high heat with a little oil. Add the cabbage wedges and cook evenly on all sides until the cabbage is soft and quite blackened. Remove and place onto absorbent paper towel until cool.  In the same pan, quickly fry the oyster mushrooms for 1 minute, remove and allow to cool. Make the vinaigrette by whisking the light soy, lime juice, miso paste, sesame oil and grapeseed oil together.

To make the oyster mayo, in a blender add the oysters, egg yolks and Dijon. With the motor running slowly add the grapeseed oil to emulsify, season and reserve in the fridge for later use.  Remove the flank from the fridge at least 30 minutes prior to cooking, heat your BBQ until it is very hot. Add the flank and cook for approximately 6 minutes on both sides or done to your liking. Remove and allow to rest in a warm spot.

To serve, roughly chop the cabbage length ways and add this to a large bowl, add the mushrooms, radish and vinaigrette and toss well. Place a mound of the salad to one side of your serving dish, slice the beef evenly and place this next to the salad, spoon a dollop of the mayo next to this and garnish with the shiso cress.  Courtesy of Vasse Felix Restaurant.

VF-Filius-Cab-Sauv-Bottle-ShotBold_stickerVasse Felix
Filius Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River, Australia

Vasse Felix was established in 1967 by pioneer Dr. Thomas Cullity and is the founding wine estate of Margaret River. Margaret River experiences the unique combination of a Mediterranean climate, maritime influence and perfect soils for organic and sustainable viticulture. ‘Filius’ translates to ‘son of’ in Latin, reflecting the relationship between this wine and the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon; the estate’s most historic red wine. Filius is a more approachable, opulent interpretation of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, a style renowned for its elegance and power. All fruit parcels were vinified and matured individually before grading post maturation to create a regional expression of the vintage.

virginia-willcock“An intense nose of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, with complimentary coffee and chocolate aromas. These above earthy hints of sage, bay leaf, mushroom, truffle and venison. A juicy and fine up-front palate with dark cherry succulence and a savory dark chocolate sensation, akin to black forest cake. Vibrant fruit is carried with the bright acidity and attractive tannins building to the dry finish with lingering perfume remaining” – Virginia Willcock, winemaker

silverstarWinemaker: Virginia Willcok
Appellation: Margaret River, Australia
Varietal Blend:  85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 2% Petite Verdot
Analysis: 14.5% alcohol / volume, 3.52 pH / 6.8 TA g/L
Critical Acclaim: SILVER status by Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine

 

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Aduentus Malbec Pairing Recipe

BBQ Spice Rubbed Skirt Steak with Charred Onions & Jalapeños

INGREDIENTS:Steak

• 2 16-oz skirt steaks
• 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
• 2 tbsp cider vinegar
• 2 tbsp corn oil
• ½ cup ketchup

SPICE RUB:
• 2 tbsp chile powder
• 2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp onion powder
• 1 tsp Spanish smoked paprika (La Chinata is the best)
• 2 tbsp light-brown sugar
• 2 tsp coarse salt
• 1 tsp dried oregano

DIRECTIONS:

Combine balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, corn oil, and ketchup in a bowl. Add skirt steaks and marinate for two hours. Remove steaks, blot excess marinade with a paper towel, and rub both sides with barbecue spice rub.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat 12-inch cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until just smoking. Generously film bottom with corn oil to prevent spices from burning. Cut steaks in half so they fit in the pan. Working two pieces at a time, sear steaks for three minutes on each side, transferring to sheet pan when each batch is done. Place pan in oven and cook until internal temperature is 115 to 125, approximately six minutes. Remove from oven and let rest three or four minutes before slicing. Serve topped with charred onions and jalapeños.

Charred Onions and Jalapeños:

Ingredients

  • 2 white onions, peeled and sliced into one-inch slices
  • 6 jalapeños
  • 4 small sweet peppers (mixed red and yellow, if possible)
  • corn oil (just enough to coat vegetables)
  • 1 ½ tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

Instructions

Lay vegetables on sheet pan, coat with corn oil, and season with salt and pepper. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until just smoking. Working in small batches, char vegetables on all sides. (Alternatively, vegetables can be charred on a grill.) Return all vegetables to pan, then add butter, stock, and thyme and cook uncovered over medium heat until vegetables are fork-tender and broth is reduced to a thickened sauce, about 20 minutes.

Recipe compliments of David Walzon, SW Steakhouse chef. Esquire.com

WC_Jan_2014_Aduentus_bottleAduentus Mediterráneo
Malbec Blend
mellowMendonza, Argentina

Aduentus Mediterráneo has some minerality and offers polished tannins along with a lingering finish. Malbec contributes its silkiness and luscious fruit, Tempranillo enhances structure, and Syrah adds spice. — Miriam Gomez, winemaker

Winemaker: Miriam Gomez
Appellation: Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Varietal Blend:  40% Malbec, 30% Syrah, 30% Tempranillo
Analysis: 14.5% alc/vol