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Anna Heacock, 2007-2013
 
July 20, 2012 | Wine | Anna Heacock, 2007-2013

Riesling with Breakfast

Believe it or not, Mimosas and Bloody Marys aren’t the only beverages that can be enjoyed with brunch!  A few years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a food and wine pairing seminar that featured a variety of creative wine pairings for common breakfast items such as oatmeal and a Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich!  That experience made me realize that wine pairing isn’t just for dinner.   So, with summer upon us and fresh white wines tasting so delicious, I thought I’d share a little idea I had for the next time you feel inspired at breakfast. 

Bishop’s Peak Riesling paired with Salmon Scramble (scramble recipe from Rachel Ray)

Ingredients - (Serves 6)

1/4 pound sliced smoked salmon
12 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
12 to 15 blades of fresh chives, finely chopped
*Creamy goat cheese and/or dill would make a delicious addition to this recipe

Directions

Reserve 2 slices of salmon for garnish. Chop the remaining salmon into very small pieces.
Whisk your eggs and cream together. Add 1/2 of your chopped chives and season eggs with salt and pepper. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt butter in the pan and add eggs. Scramble eggs with a wooden spoon. Do not cook eggs until dry. When eggs have come together but remain wet, stir in chopped salmon. Remove pan from the stove and place on a trivet. Garnish the eggs with remaining salmon and chives and serve right out of the warm pan.

Pour yourself a glass of Riesling and enjoy!

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