Recipes of the Month

February 2019

SMOKY BEEF KOFTAS

Give tacos and burgers a night off for this fresh take on dinner. The complex flavours of the beef and sauce pair well with this charismatic Chilean red blend.

Ingredients

Koftas:

  • 1 egg 
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp each salt, pepper and smoked paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb medium or lean ground beef
  • 8 soaked wooden skewers

Optional accompaniments:
Grilled flatbreads, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta and black olives

Olive oil Garlicky Yogurt Mint Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup thick plain Greek or Balkan-style yogurt
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

Method

Koftas:

  1. Preheat broiler to high and position rack in upper third of oven.
  2. Stir egg with mint, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic. Crumble in beef and mix gently to combine into 8-inch log. Chill in freezer for 10 minutes. Divide into 8 equal portions and form around the soaked skewers.
  3. Brush all over with a little olive oil. Arrange koftas on a rack set over a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil, turning occasionally, for 10 minutes or until browned and no pink remains.

Garlicky Yogurt Mint Sauce:

  1. Stir yogurt with mint, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Serve koftas with sauce and accompaniments of choice.

Yields: 4 servings

Recipe by: Winexpert

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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January Wong’s Lettuce Wraps
February Halibut & Crab Marinated in White Wine
March Beef and Barley Soup
April White Wine Broccoli Casserole 
May Savory Pork
June Grilled Shrimp and Chicken with Pasta 
July Grilled Soy Fish Fillets 
August Fish Beer Batter 
September Swiss Steak Italian Style 
October Texas Style Chili 
November Beef Bourguignon 
December Red Wine Turkey Baste
2012
January Zippy Carrots
February Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
March Irish Lamb Stew 
April Hermits with Wine
May Red Wine BBQ Sauce
June Halibut with White Wine Sauce 
July  
August Salmon Tango
September Angel Chicken Pasta 
October Slow-Cooked German Short Ribs
November Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce 
December Mulled Cranberry-Apple Grog 
2011
January Gruner Schnitzel Recipe
February Argentine Beef Stew
March Irish Canadian Beef Stew
April Wine and Dijon Marinated Pork Loin
May Penne with Pancetta, Tuna and White Wine
June Portuguese Pork
July Scallops Au Gratin
August Salmons with Lemons, Capers and Rosemary
September Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu
October Lover’s Loaf
November Herbed Mushroom Pate
December Lush Turkey and White Wine Turkey Gravy

2010
January Red Wine Meat Loaf
February Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
March Chicken & Red Wine Sauce
April Sirloin Tips & Mushrooms
May Blissful Rosemary Chicken
June Parmesan Crusted Salmon
July Zippy Burgers (Made with Beer)
August Honey Grilled Shrimp
September Alfredo – Style Sauce with Fettuccine (Low-Fat Pasta)
October French Onion Soup
November Beef Stroganoff
December Turkey Red Wine Sauce