Recipes to pair with Zin From El Dorado Wineries

Succulent Steak with Zinfandel Sauce & Vegetable Sauté

Ingredients:

6 Small thick Steaks
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup beef stock
1/2 cup Zinfandel
1 T tomato paste
1 lg colve garlic-chopped
1 tsp dark chocolate

Directions:

Put in hot sauté pan. Sear steaks on both sides, transfer to warm pan in a 350 degree oven. Add beef stock, zinfandel, tomato paste, and garlic to sauté pan, reduce by half. Add chocolate and stir to melt. Continue to simmer until mixture is reduced to a creamy consistency. Salt & pepper to taste.

Ingredients:

1 T olive oil
1 red onion cut into wedges
2 lbs. summer squash cut in chunks
2 sweet peppers (red or yellow) cut in chunks
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2 tsp fennel seeds

Directions:

Heat oil in a large pan over medium hat. Add onion and cook about two minutes. Add squash, peppers, and garlic. Saute until tender-crisp. Add tomato sauce and fennel seeds. Salt and pepper to taste. Arrange in center of warm platter with steaks over top. Pour sauce around outside and serve.

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