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Dinner Date

Nov 01, 2012 05:16AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print


Cookbook and recipe photos courtesy of Reiman Media Group, LLC; wine bottle photo courtesy of Louis Latour.



Smoked Turkey and Apple Salad

Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes

(Reiman Media Group, LLC, 2012, $24.99)

An eye-catching dish, this refreshing salad is a great main course for a summer lunch or light dinner. The dressing’s Dijon flavor goes nicely with the turkey, and the apples add crunch.

Dressing

  • 5 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, optional

Salad

  • 1 bunch watercress or romaine, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. smoked turkey, julienned
  • 4 unpeeled apples, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Whisk together dressing ingredients; set aside. Just before serving, arrange salad greens on a platter or individual plates. Top with carrot, tomatoes, turkey and apples. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts. Serves 8.

 

Louis Latour Mâcon-Villages Chameroy 2010

Many would call Maison Louis Latour the Kendall Jackson of France – they’ve been making wines for more than 200 years in this region and make hundreds of different varietals, ranging from $10 to $400 per bottle.
Mâcon-Villages Chameroy is made of 100-percent Chardonnay and represents a classic white Burgundy, which means it’s made with Chardonnay grapes from the Mâcon-Villages region in Burgundy, France. This area is known for producing grapes that impart a mineral flavor – from the ground in which they grow – into the wine. French Chardonnays are not as fruit-forward as California Chardonnays; they’re crisper, and you can almost taste the earth where they’re grown. This wine is pale yellow in color and has a nose of white fruits. On the palate, it has a beautiful minerality and is clean and crisp; you can definitely taste the grape and terroir of Burgundy.
Retailing at approximately $15 a bottle, this is a great wine to try to determine if you prefer French-style or the more fruit-forward, California-style Chardonnays. The Mâcon-Villages Chameroy will pair nicely with this month’s Smoked Turkey and Apple Salad – a great combination to enjoy on a lovely autumn day!

Richard Righton
Owner, Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom

 


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