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Amy LaBelle’s White Wine Smoked Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Rounds

Feb 8, 2023 | Food Recipes
Amy LaBelle’s White Wine Smoked Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Rounds
Ingredients: 1 English cucumber 8oz of cream cheese, room temperature 4 ounces of smoked salmon 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp LaBelle Winery Chardonnay Wine or other Chardonnay 1 tsp chopped fresh dill, extra for garnish A pinch of sea …
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Scallop Ceviche

Jan 11, 2023 | Food Recipes
Scallop Ceviche

½ pound bay or sea scallops, cut in quarters, muscles removed

¾ cup freshly squeezed lime juice, divided (approximately 5 limes)

¼ cup blood orange juice

¼ cup LaBelle Winery Seyval Blanc white wine

1 cup small diced hothouse cucumber, unpeeled and seeded

¼ cup diced shallots

½ cup diced avocado

½ cup diced red pepper 

½ cup diced mango

¼ cup fresh cilantro (optional)

1 ½ tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper

3 tablespoons diagonally sliced scallions, white and green parts

1 tsp The Winemaker’s Kitchen Chili Lime Spice Blend

Good olive oil

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bibb lettuce leaves, for serving

The Winemaker’s Kitchen White Wine Syrup 

When making ceviche, use top quality scallops that are fresh, not frozen. There is no cooking involved; the raw scallops will “cook” in the lime juice in about an hour. Do not leave them for longer because they will get mushy.

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the scallops, ½ cup lime juice and 1 teaspoon salt and set aside at room temperature for exactly 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the cucumbers, shallots, scallions, avaocado, bell pepper, mango, jalapeño pepper, Chili Lime Seasoning blend and cilantro. Whisk together the remaining ¼ cup of lime juice, ¼ cup olive oil, Seyval Blanc Wine, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper. Pour over the veggie and fruit mixture and combine. 
  3. When ready to serve, remove the scallops from the lime juice with a slotted spoon, disgard the liquid and add them to the vegetable mixture. Combine well and spoon into the lettuce leaves for serving, garnish with a drizzle of white wine syrup.

Serves 4 – 6 appetizer portions.

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Amy LaBelle’s Red Wine Spiced Poached Pear

Jan 11, 2023 | Food Recipes
Amy LaBelle’s Red Wine Spiced Poached Pear
A healthy alternative to dessert, wine-poached pears are elegant, beautiful, and easy to make. Serve at any temperature, accented with whipped cream, ice cream or whipped sweetened ricotta.  What’s more, poached pears taste even better the next day, so feel …
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