Wine Food Pairing - Turkey Overload!

Wine food pairing meets the after holiday Turkey challenge ... Turkey overload ... we have had THE Turkey dinner, turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey noodle casserole ... holy turkey ... what ELSE?

One of my very favorites, especially in Florida where the weather is warm in even in the winter is Turkey Salad!  Just when you were hoping the bird had flown the coop, so to speak, you find the last ziploc baggie in the fridge.

I like to make quite a production out of this ... I chop the meat into bite sized pieces, dice red onion and celery, S&P, then add my miracle whip light and fold together.  

Now the garnishes are what make this special.  I toast slivered almonds and drain a small can of mandarin oranges to add on top ... this is so yummy, you will have guests asking for the recipe.

When you bring this out use your best cut crystal serving bowl, bring a basket of warm from the oven whole wheat baguettes and a chilled bottle of Barefoot Pinot Grigio.  This award winning Pinot is a crisp, medium weight wine that is perfect for sipping outside on the patio with your turkey salad.  Wine and food can be as easy as this.

Wine food pairing .. it is all about the food and wine.  CHEERS!

1 comment:

A World in a PAN said...

We had duck - instead of the traditional turkey. And I paired it with a 2000 Saint Emilion Grand Cru ... miamm