Bring Your Dog to Work Day, Wine Food Pairing!

Today is "bring your dog to work day" and even though I work at home, Houdini wanted to take part in this official day. Wine food pairing can take place just about anywhere and the "Hoots" wanted to be prepared ... sunglasses to take care of the glare and then his zip up bomber jacket, just in case Florida gets a cold spell!

Last night for dinner I put together a quick dinner of fresh red snapper, caught in the Gulf of Mexico. I breaded the filets with Panko bread crumbs and then quickly browned them in the pan with butter and a bit of EVOO. They came out light and delightfully crunchy. I really like to use Panko.

I paired this with a fresh pineapple, black bean salsa that I combined earlier in the day. The flavors get better if the chill for a couple of hours. Believe it or not I have pineapples that are growing in my yard and I made the harvest! It takes about 2 years for one of these guys to mature, this fruit was delish! I dice up a tomato and a little bit of red onion along with the other ingredients and seasoned with cilantro, fresh please, and S&P.

I paired this dinner with a chilled pinot grigio from California and meal was a hit!

Wine food pairing in the summer time. CHEERS!

3 comments:

Marv Alpert alpert@mail.com said...

hi.. we moved recently to bonita springs.. we started the FIG. Florida Italian Gourmet club..perhaps you know some people that might be interested in joining.. we meet in each others homes.. you dont have to be Italian but you have to love Italian food and the Italian culture. Here's a video of our last meeting.. Marv alpert alpert@mail.com
http://www.youtube.com/v/Y97o9btJLV4&hl=en

Marv Alpert alpert@mail.com said...

hi.. we moved recently to bonita springs.. we started the FIG. Florida Italian Gourmet club..perhaps you know some people that might be interested in joining.. we meet in each others homes.. you dont have to be Italian but you have to love Italian food and the Italian culture. Here's a video of our last meeting.. Marv alpert alpert@mail.com
http://www.youtube.com/v/Y97o9btJLV4&hl=en

LucyinStLou said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Houdini is too cute!

I am so jealous that you can harvest pineapple at home. The best we can usually do are some herbs.