What to Pair Your Chianti With

3 Recipes for Chianti

Steak

Classic Grilled Steak Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 ribeye or strip steaks (1 to 1.5 inches thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Steaks:
  2. Marinate the Steaks:
  3. Preheat the Grill:
  4. Grill the Steaks:
  5. Butter Baste (Optional):
  6. Rest the Steaks:
  7. Serve:

Enjoy your perfectly grilled steak!

Charcuterie

Easy Charcuterie Platter

Arrange a charcuterie board for beginners; learn the basics of what to include and how to make a beautiful centerpiece for your next wine tasting!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cubed
  • 8 ounces parmesan sliced
  • 8 ounces medium cheddar cubed
  • 8 ounces Dubliner, Gruyere, or other cheese sliced
  • 1 wedge Brie
  • 1 jar green olives use your favorite flavor
  • 6 ounces almonds or marcona almonds
  • 6 ounces other nuts (like cashews or chocolate-covered pretzels for a treat!)
  • 6 ounces seedless grapes red or green
  • 2 packages crackers use your favorite kinds but sturdy enough for your meat and cheese!
  • 2 packages salami or Prosciutto use your favorite
  • 3 cups chopped vegetables carrots, cucumber, snap peas, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Assemble:

  1. Add your cheeses spaced around your board.
  2. Add your salami or other meat in a few different places.
  3. Place bowls of olives or honey or jam down the middle.
  4. Add crackers and vegetables in large open spaces.
  5. Place bunches of grapes, nuts, and chocolate in all the cracks.

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More on Chianti

Chianti is a classic Italian wine primarily made from Sangiovese grapes, hailing from the Tuscany region. Known for its bright red color and medium to full body, Chianti offers vibrant flavors of red cherries, plums, and a hint of earthy herbs. It often features notes of violet, leather, and tobacco, balanced by lively acidity and firm tannins. Perfect for pairing with Italian cuisine, especially pasta dishes and roasted meats, Chianti is celebrated for its versatility and rich, complex character.

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