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BBQ Bliss: A Three-Course Feast to Pair with Fraternity

by Diana Petriella | Published 08.08.2023

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Baldacci Fraternity Red Blend

 

The sun-filled days of summer make us want to slow down and savor the season. Now is the perfect time to embrace cooking outdoors, and it’s never been easier than with our three-course feast of no-fuss recipes that pair perfectly with our smooth, complex Fraternity Red Wine Blend—a wine that celebrates the spirit of brotherhood and the joy of sharing good food and great company.

Get ready to elevate your outdoor dining experience with these mouthwatering recipes, each thoughtfully crafted to complement the rich flavors and bold character of our Fraternity Red Wine Blend. Bring your loved ones together, light up the grill, and let the feasting begin!

Appetizer: Watermelon and Feta Salad

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Arrange the watermelon on a platter and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and torn mint leaves.
  2. Drizzle balsamic glaze and a touch of olive oil over the salad.
Main Course: Smoky BBQ Chicken Skewers served with Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Chicken Skewer Ingredients:

Chicken Skewer Instructions:

  1. Marinate the chicken chunks in your favorite BBQ sauce for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Thread the marinated chicken onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating with chunks of red onion, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grates.
  4. Grill the skewers for about 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Ingredients:

  • Cooked quinoa
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon juice
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, diced cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced Kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped fresh parsley.
  2. Drizzle lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil over the salad, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Toss the ingredients gently to mix well.
  4. Chill the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve the refreshing and flavorful salad alongside the BBQ Chicken Skewers, allowing the wine’s fruity notes to complement the vibrant Mediterranean flavors.
Dessert: Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream and Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Lightly sprinkle brown sugar over the halved stone fruits.
  3. Grill the stone fruits for about 2-3 minutes per side until they caramelize and have grill marks.
  4. Serve the grilled peaches alongside a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.
  5. Lightly drizzle balsamic reduction over the dessert, which beautifully complements the wine’s notes of blackberry, cherry, and baking spices.

Gather your loved ones, raise your glasses, and toast to the joy of sharing good food and the moments that bring us together. Cheers!

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Author

Diana Petriella

Diana Petriella is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently pursuing her Level 4 Diploma through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She is passionate about wine education and making wine approachable for all knowledge levels.

Diana Petriella is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently pursuing her Level 4 Diploma through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She is passionate about wine education and making wine approachable for all knowledge levels.