This is one of our favorite summertime fares at the vineyard!
BBQ CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD
Cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ Cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons coarse-grained mustard
4 large cloves minced garlic
2 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 large head romaine lettuce
4 roma tomatoes cut into wedges
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
& blend the first 5 ingredients. Remove ¾ cup of the mixture
and use to marinate chicken.
Refrigerate for 1 hour or more. Discard used marinate.
Grill chicken breasts on an oak wood, charcoal or gas BBQ.
Cut romaine into 1 inch pieces and add to salad bowl. Add tomatoes and remaining oil & vinegar mixture and toss to coat all ingredients. Divide salad among 4 plates and top each with sliced grilled chicken breasts. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Makes 4 portions
Recommended wine: Dunning Vineyards Chardonnay!
This wonderful delight makes a great appetizer! In summertime we share this with our guests when the vine-ripened tomatoes from the vineyard garden come in!
Fresh garden ripe tomatoes
4 Garlic cloves finely minced
2 Tablespoons minced shallots
½ Cup fresh basil leaves
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt & coarsely ground black pepper
8 Thick slices of crusty country bread
Cut the fresh garden tomatoes into ¼ inch dices & place in a bowl. Toss with the minced garlic & shallots.
Chop the fresh basil coarsely & add to the tomatoes.
Add the balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
Toast the crusty bread & cut in half. Spoon the tomato mixture over the bread & serve immediately!
Makes 8 portions
Recommended wine: Any Dunning Vineyards wine!
This is always a Big hit in our Tasting room and pairs great with all our Estate wines!
Zinfandel Dark Chocolate Cake
Oven to 350 degrees. Spray a rectangular 13x9 pan with non stick spray.
Assemble the following dry ingredients:
2 cups Sugar
1 ¾ cup Flour
¾ cup Hershey's Natural unsweetened Coco
1 ½ Tsp Baking Powder
1 ½ Tsp Baking Soda
In a large mixer bowl combine above dry ingredients.
Then add to the mixer bowl the following:
1 Cup milk
½ Cup Vegetable oil
1 ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
Beat on Medium speed for 2 minutes.
Combine 2/3 water and 1/3 Dunning Zinfandel Wine and microwave till
comes to a boil
Add to the bowl and stir well. Batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pan and bake 25-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Dust with powder sugar
No need for frosting as this cake is rich and moist!
Serves 12 people