Happy Thursday All!
A week away from being around the table with those we love (at least we hope) for Thanksgiving! Here is another food pairing suggestion for the holiday, Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp and refreshing wine with citrus and mineral undertones. It truly is a perfect match for the Thanksgiving meal. The nice part about this wine is it pairs nicely from start to finish by pairing nicely with the appetizers. I usually do goat cheese (honey or cranberry), rosemary raisin crisps, prosciutto, and asian pears…something along those lines. I keep it simple and light as possible because the meal is the real deal.
Once you get to the main meal, Sauvignon Blanc is really a wonderful compliment to the turkey because of those citrus and mineral notes I mentioned…they pick up and run with the herbs roasted with the turkey. Then this wine goes well with the mashed potatoes. We sometimes make our mashers with some garlic and cream cheese as it adds wonderful flavor and creaminess. (I mean splurge while you’re at it)
Lastly, being in the hate party against brussels sprouts for most of my life, I found thanks to my dear friend Amy Parsons, that if you cook them the right way…they are pretty great. I set the oven at 475 degrees (broiling is key). I toss those little cabbages in extra virgin olive oil, shaved parmesan, garlic, a little salt & pepper, and sometimes a little herbs de provence (depends on my mood). Then I throw them in a pan and put them in the oven for like 10-15 minutes. I love it because they don’t go limp and instead have some great crisp to them.
Anyways, I’ll try to get another pairing in next week, but truly the Sauvignon Blanc is a great wine for the Thanksgiving meal because it won’t be too heavy with the meal. Check out our Thanksgiving recipes on Pinterest! Some of the above ideas are on our board as well as some family ideas for Thanksgiving.