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7 Quick Love Story Of Wine & Food

“The pairing of food with wine is a highly intricate job. It is an inexact science that goes beyond the known norms.”Anyone who has tried to find the perfect food combo with wine known this statement cannot be truer. Often, we end up with varieties of cheese and nothing more. Thus, we are here to save you from the hard work of finding the perfect dish by presenting these seven recipes. Deliciousness and easy-to-make are the qualities that will make you love them too. Are you ready to explore the way to be the star of your next wine party?

1. Roasted Fruit & Cheese Plate

Preheat the oven to 218 degrees C. Then bake hazelnuts for about 10 minutes. Now toss pears with butter, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and butter. Then roast for about 25 minutes or until turns brown. Add fig when cooled. Scatter cheese and hazelnuts to enjoy with wine.

2. Mushroom & Fontina Crostini

Bake bread in a preheat oven at 204 degrees C after sprinkling some oil. In the meantime, cook chopped mushroom in butter. Then add chopped onions, garlic, and thyme. When done remove the mixture after seasoning with salt and pepper. Place a scoop over bread and put grated cheese. Broil for about 2 minutes then serve. Now you have a perfect companion for your wine.

3. Homemade Cheese Straws

Make dough using flour, water, oil, and salt. Then place cheese at the centre. Fold it properly covering the cheese, then cover and keep in the freezer for about 4 hours.  Take out cut the dough in half and refrigerate again. Take out and lightly roll in flour.Dust off the excess flour then brush beaten egg till it gets moistened. After that, sprinkle cheese and salt. Then press the openings of the dough and close them. Cut in long strips and twist them. Press the edges with a fork and then refrigerate. Again sprinkle some cheese and salt then bake until golden. Serve in your wine party.

4. Nut Mix

Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C. Toss nuts with olive oil, dried thyme, cayenne, dried basil, and maple syrup. Then bake for about 15 minutes, make sure to stir. When brown sprinkle some pepper and serve the sweet and savory deliciousness. A perfect pair with wine!

5. Baked Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups

Cover a baking dish with cooking spray and also preheat the oven to 176 degrees C. Prepare dough with water, oil, and flour. Then cut in rectangular shape. Top with cheese and chicken ham then roll up the entire dough. Let it bake.In the meantime, mix onion, ketchup, mustard paste, poppy seeds, and butter. Take out the baked roll then brush the mixture and bake for few minutes. Cut in even pieces before serving and use the remaining butter mixture as a dip.

6. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Melt chocolate and put almonds. Cover them completely and place on the wax paper. Sprinkle with sea salt and put in the fridge. You can store it for one week and enjoy the deliciousness.

7. Shrimp Scampi Dip

Coat baking tray with cooking spray and make sure to preheat the oven to 176 degrees C. Melt butter then cook garlic with shrimp and red pepper flakes. Pour lemon juice and red wine along with pepper and salt. Bring to simmer and remove from heat. Then mix sour cream, parsley, parmesan, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and mozzarella. Mix properly then bake for about 10 minutes. Serve as a nacho dip and see your guests enjoy the wine even more.