The right combination of food and wine can lift the spirits at any party during the holidays and even when friends and family gather just to spend a little time together. There are tons of ideas for meals and the right drinks that would complement those dishes. But, for the purpose of this article, let us take a look at some quick ideas that are sure to bring pleasure.
In addition to pleasing the taste buds and filling the many tummies of the people at the party, the following ideas are healthy choices that may also boost your reputation as a health conscious host. You must admit, being tagged with that quality is a very good thing when it comes to reputation and personal branding among friends and family.
If you have reached the point of wanting to scream if you see one more slice of roast beef, chunk of Turkey breast or slice of ham you will simply love the following easy snack food ideas to enjoy with your wine.
1. Scrumptious Avocado And Succulent Shrimp Salad: preparation of this snack requires combining garlic (3 minced cloves), white wine vinegar (1/4 cup), 1 tablespoon of cilantro chopped to your desire. Next, you will need to add avocados (2) that are ripe, a little red leaf or butter lettuce garnished with slices of lemon. A variety of chopped nuts goes well as an option to add a little more pizzazz. It is now ready to be mixed with half inch shrimp pieces and arranged in whatever way you desire.
2. Rice And Chicken (Spanish Style): there are quite a few different takes on how to prepare this very delicious and popular snack. You may already have your own recipe for this one. If not, spend a little time researching a few of the tasty old-school recipes. You are sure to find the perfect one.
3. Tuna Spread Or Salad Mix: this very simple and extremely delicious snack goes a very long way with crackers, toasted bread or wrapped in lettuce leaves with cheese as a compliment.
It has been known for many years that wine can enhance people’s dining experience when matched with the right vegetables, cheeses and even meats. We hope that this article has moved you to try these ideas and has caused a spark that will turn into a flame of your own ideas.
And remember, always use a wine aerator when you are serving wine at home and to guests in order to achieve that peak flavour and aroma that everyone loves. But don’t panic if you don’t already have one of these handy kitchen tools. At ThinkBooze, we have a handy guide on wine aerators here that will help you out when you’re ready to shop for one before your next bottle of wine.
This is a guest post by Adam of Think Booze, a blog dedicated to wine, beer and spirits.