Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Leftover Wine Pairings: Po' Boys

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and your fridge is packed full of leftovers. What to do? Wagner Family of Wine provided us with some recipes and a suggested wine pairing. We tested their offering along with a few others. Of course, any of these wines should definitely be under consideration for your Thanksgiving table!

This recipe is for Holiday Turkey Po' Boys, paired with the 2012 Conundrum Wines White (SRP $22.00).

Turkey Leftover Wine Pairings: Po' Boys and Conundrum Wines White

Holiday Turkey Po' Boys
  • 1/3 C mayo (we substituted yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 T white wine vinegar (we substituted apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 tsp each dry mustard, paprika, black pepper, salt
  • 2 T minced onions
  • 3-4 C shredded cabbage
  • 4-5 T salted butter, softened
  • 6-8 oz roast turkey
  • Large soft French rolls (we substituted homemade Momofuku Mother Dough rolls instead)
  • Stir mayo, sugar, vinegar, Sriracha and spices together. Fold in onion and cabbage and let sit at least 15 minutes to soften cabbage.
  • In a heavy skillet, melt butter and heat turkey.
  • Slice rolls, butter, then pan fry until golden brown.
  • Pile ingredients on rolls. (For our second round we cut turkey into small pieces, combined with cabbage mix, and found it easier to keep contained on rolls.)
  • Eat and enjoy.
The spiciness and crunch of the coleslaw, along with the chewiness of the turkey and bread paired beautifully with the slight sweetness and creaminess of the 2012 Conundrum Winery White. Definitely one to include on your holiday table and after.

Other wines to pair with this dish:

Thanksgiving Wines - whites
Soléna Estate 2012 Pinot Gris (SRP $20.00) - spices in the sandwiches reflected in the wine, with its tartness a nice foil for creaminess of yogurt.

Josh Cellars 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (SRP $13.99) - citrus and melon flavors married well with spices in coleslaw dressing. Bonus: For every bottle sold between November 1 - December 31, Josh Cellars will donate $1 (up to $50,000) to Operation Homefront, supporting military heroes and their families.

Mionetto Brut Prosecco (SRP $14.00) - dry, light-bodied, with apple notes make this a perfect foil to the yeasty bread and creamy coleslaw. And who can resist bubbles?

Rocca Sveva 2012 Soave Classico (SRP $17.00) - works with this as a sandwich and also with the filling itself, salad-style.
This is recipe one of three in this wine and food pairing series - also includes:
Disclaimer: These wines were provided for promotional purposes.

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