Monthly Wine Spotlight - 2009 Peju Pink
Each month, we pick a featured wine and a celebrated Napa Valley guest Chef creates a perfect pairing recipe!
- Arborio rice
1. Bring stock and crab shells to a simmer and season with salt and pepper.
2. In a heavy bottom large pot (3 qt. or bigger), sweat onions and Myer zest in the olive oil until softened and translucent, 6 to 8 minutes.
3. Add the rice and mix thoroughly with the olive oil. Cook, stirring constantly, until a toasty aroma rises, about 1 to 2 min.
4. Add one third of the hot stock to the rice, and cook, stirring constantly, until the rice has absorbed the stock. Repeat, adding the remaining stock in 2 more portions, allowing each to be absorbed before adding the next. (note: don’t get lazy with the stirring J it is key to getting a rich and creamy risotto).
5. Meanwhile, sauté the crab meat in 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-low heat until just cooked. It would be better to slightly under cook than to overcook the crab meat as it will continue to cook some after you add it to the rice.
6. Just before serving, remove rice from heat and add butter, stirring in a little at a time until fully incorporated. Finish by stirring in parmesan and cooked crab meat. I always reserve a few prime lumps of crab for the top, to make sure it looks stunning as you bring it to the table.
7. Garnish with tarragon and serve!
January Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2006 Cabernet Franc >
February Wine of the Month Spotlight - Delicias Zinfandel Port >
March Wine of the Month Spotlight - H.B. Cabernet Sauvignon >
April Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2006 Merlot >
May Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2009 Pink >
June Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2009 Chardonnay >
July Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2008 Sauvignon Blanc >
August Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2007 Cabernet Franc >
September Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon >
October Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2007 Fifty/Fifty >
November Wine of the Month Spotlight - Provence >
December Wine of the Month Spotlight - 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve >