Posts Tagged ‘recipe’

Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

by on November 25, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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In the Jordan Winery kitchen, there is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation. One of the key ingredients in a traditional duck confit recipe is the duck fat, which isn’t easy for most home cooks to source pre-made. Rendering your own fat from the duck takes more time than most [...]

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Dry Rub Pork or Turkey: Holiday Dinner Recipe Ideas

by on October 31, 2014 in News

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Homemade dry rubs bring an unexpected, exotic taste to your holiday dinner table. In this video, I demonstrate how to make the Jordan dry rub base recipe, which can be quickly and easily adapted into an Asian, Mediterranean or Indian spice rub. (Though we made this video during the summer, the flavors in these ethnic rubs [...]

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Citrus Spiced Chicken Wings Recipe for Super Bowl Parties

by on January 16, 2014 in Featured, From the Heart, From the Kitchen

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Friends of Jordan Winery know that owner John Jordan is a die-hard Denver Broncos fan. After founding The John Jordan Foundation two years ago, he started a tradition of hosting a Super Bowl party for community leaders involved in the foundation’s charitable programs, as well as recipients of grants and other donations. Chef Todd Knoll [...]

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Fall Dessert Recipe: Dried Fuyu Persimmons with Dulcey Blond Chocolate and Sea Salt

by on November 12, 2013 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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This year’s bumper crop from our garden’s persimmon tree inspired this simple, delicious dessert made with dried persimmons and blond chocolate. The presentation alone makes these little delicacies perfect for dinner parties this holiday season (or even an unexpected surprise in your cookie exchange). What’s a blond chocolate, you might ask? French chocolatier Valrhona released its Dulcey New [...]

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Jordan Estate vegetable escabeche recipe and cooking tips

by on October 29, 2013 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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Last summer, I began brainstorming recipe ideas for the Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting. Because this new tour offers visitors an inside look at the 1,200-acre Jordan Estate and features farm-fresh foods grown on property, I wanted the menu to be a colorful snapshot of whatever is harvested from the garden that morning. Enter the [...]

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New Year’s Eve party appetizer idea: Caviar Cups with Curried Cauliflower

by on December 21, 2012 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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If you’re looking for an elegant appetizer recipe to serve at a New Year’s Eve holiday dinner party, try our chef’s new Caviar Cups with Curried Cauliflower recipe. They have a festive presentation and pair beautifully with a light, crisp Chardonnay or sparkling wine. Recipe: California Caviar Cups with Curried Cauliflower Summary: Both luxurious and [...]

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Halloween party cocktail recipe idea: Neptune’s Demise

by on October 24, 2012 in Events, Featured

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John Jordan has become notorious for his annual Halloween at Jordan costume parties, hosted each October for members of the restaurant and retail wine trade, as well as press. This year’s event was dubbed Festivus Maximus–a tribute to warriors, gladiators and goddesses of ancient Roman times. Estate Sommelier Pete Yen creates specialty cocktails to complement each year’s party theme, and [...]

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Simple appetizer recipe: olive oil and citrus marinated goat cheese

by on June 18, 2012 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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When entertaining at home, one of my favorite appetizers to serve at dinner parties is aged goat cheese marinated with Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, seasonal citrus, spices and fresh herbs. This recipe is easy to make and has a very elegant presentation; it can be made a day in advance to save time, and [...]

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Recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb with Sumac Rub

by on March 12, 2012 in From the Kitchen

Jordan Roasted Leg of Lamb with Sumac Rub Recipe

Inspired by my wife’s Greek family heritage, this Roasted Leg of Lamb recipe makes for a fun, festive main course at a winter dinner party, with its warm spices and rich flavors. The sumac dry rub–product of tinkering with my newest kitchen gadget, a dehydrator–is easy to prepare in advance and brings an exotic touch to [...]

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How to make French Macarons: cookie recipe ideas and tips

by on December 13, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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Looking for new cookie recipes for your cookie exchange, gifts or dinner party? Our resident videographer asked me to share one of my favorite cookie recipes, and I picked French Macarons. In this video, you’ll find tips and techniques for baking these delicate cookies, which aren’t as difficult to make as one might think. The key is [...]

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