Grilled Food and Wine Pairing

Beneath the Cork with Mike H. Assistant Liquor

Pairing wine with food should be a fun endeavor especially when it comes to summer grilling. Balancing flavors is a good starting place where you don’t want one element to overpower another like a Cabernet might do to shrimp skewers or steak might do to Pinot Grigio. Texture can be important too and is demonstrated well by a wine with tannins cutting through a fattier piece of meat. As I once heard, another way to think of pairing food & wine is to treat wine like another condiment. Try to create a similar effect to squeezed lemon on seafood or pesto on a steak or salad. Finally if all else fails pick a sparkling wine like Prosecco to pair with grilled food as those bubbles can pair with nearly anything. With all that said, here are some old & new favorites I will be enjoying this summer… Continue reading “Grilled Food and Wine Pairing”

Weekly Ad Recipe – Grilled Salmon with Peach Pineapple Salsa - Grilled Salmon with Peach Pineapple Salsa Recipe

If you want one of the best and easiest salmon recipes this is it. The sweet taste of the fruit salsa compliments the fish at its best.   I have purchased jars of salsa but if you want an even better taste just stop into one of our Produce Departments and they have fresh mango salsa that is to die for. Enjoy…I did!
– Jayne, Coborn’s Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Grilled Salmon with Peach Pineapple Salsa
Serves: 4
  • 4 - 6 Oz. Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Jar Peach Pineapple Salsa
  • To Taste Kosher Salt
  • To Taste Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  1. Arrange salmon on grill over direct heat.
  2. Cook for approximately 2 minutes per inch, turning half way through the cooking process, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  3. Let salsa sit at room temperature 30 minutes prior to grilling the salmon.
  4. Scoop salsa over salmon and serve.
Suggested Wine Pairing: Frei Brothers Merlot