When Omar Khayyam said “eat, drink and be merry”, he must never have thought there would really be that many takers for his philosophy! But wine lovers know how a splendid dinner can never be complete without a glass – or maybe even two - of that sublime spirit. Sipping and feeling the taste of wine slowly and sensuously enticing your taste buds is probably the only way to enjoy a good glass of wine. There are as many varieties of wines as there are of grapes. No matter what the wine, each has a signature taste and texture to it that an oenologist just can’t resist. Though wines can be served all by themselves without accompaniments, when served with appetizers, they make for a grander treat. Wine can be served with almost anything. While red meat or chicken make great appetizers with wine, cheese and wine are like a combination made in heaven! Sometimes fruits also make it to the list of appetizers that go very well with wine. If you want to try something different, check this article out for some exciting recipes to indulge in.
Recipes Of The Best Appetizers With Wine
A great appetizer with red wine!
- 1/3rd cup Olive oil
- 4 cloves Garlic (sliced in half)
- 1/8 cup fresh Basil (chopped)
- 4 to 5 medium, ripe Tomatoes (peeled, coarsely chopped)
- 1 loaf Italian Bread (cut into ½ inch slices)
- 3 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
- ground Black Pepper (to taste)
- Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated)
- Take a large bowl and mix oil, vinegar, basil and pepper together.
- Add tomatoes to the dressing and toss well.
- Leave this to marinate for half an hour.
- Toast both sides of the bread slices in a broiler.
- Rub garlic onto the top of each bread slice.
- Top each bread slice with the tomato mixture.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of it, and serve hot.
Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue Recipe
Tastes delicious with any dry wine!
- 1 loaf French bread (obliquely sliced)
- 100 ml dry White Wine
- ½ cup Butter
- ¼ clove Garlic (finely chopped)
- ½ Onion (sliced in rings)
- 50 gm Emmental cheese (grated)
- 50 gm GruyKre cheese (grated)
- 50 gm Tilsiter cheese (grated)
- 1 tsp Potato flour
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 10 ml Kirsch
- Mix all the cheese together in a bowl. Keep aside.
- Mix the potato flour, lemon juice, Kirsch and garlic in a bowl.
- Heat the butter in a pan and add the onion rings to it.
- Fry the onion until golden brown.
- Add the wine and bring it to boil under low heat.
- Stir in the cheese mix.
- Slowly stir in the potato mixture. Keep stirring until the complete mixture is well blended.
- Serve hot with chunks of French bread.
Prosciutto Wrapped Bread Sticks
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
- 1 container refrigerated Breadstick Dough
- 24 paper-thin slices Prosciutto
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Tear the dough into long strips.
- Using a sharp knife, cut each dough strip into half, lengthwise, to form thin strips.
- Roll each dough strip in the cheese and twist.
- Place the strips into the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes until the bread sticks are golden brown and crisp.
- Cool the sticks on a platter.
- Wrap the breadsticks with 1 slice of prosciutto each.
- Arrange on a platter and serve.
Roasted Cashews With Indian Spices
- 1 lb unsalted Cashews
- 1 tbsp melted Butter
- 3 tbsp Brown sugar
- 2 tsp Curry powder
- ½ tsp ground Cumin
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- After greasing the baking sheet, spread the cashews on the sheet.
- Toast for 10 minutes, until fragrant.
- Mix 2 tbsp of sugar with curry powder, cumin and salt.
- In another bowl, boil the water, and then mix butter and the rest of sugar to it.
- Into the mixture add the roasted cashews and coat well with the mixture.
- Simmer on low heat and let the liquid dry up.
- Add the spice mixture into it.
- Spread the cashews onto the baking sheet and roast for about 10 minutes until coating is dry and slightly golden.
- Let them cool, and serve with the wine.