(Family Features) Red or white, sweet or dry, wine lovers are often entertainers at heart. When inviting guests to share your personal favorites, nothing enhances a tasting get-together quite like complementary snack and wine pairings.
The next time you find a wine party on your schedule, consider these simple yet delicious recommendations from sommelier and founder of “The Lush Life,” Sarah Tracey, who partnered with Fresh Cravings to create “Dips and Sips.” Aimed at reinventing wine and cheese parties, the movement focuses on simplistic recipes, easy dip pairings and suggested wines.
Find more recipe and pairing ideas perfect for enhancing your next party at FreshCravings.com.
Polenta Rounds with Pico de Gallo Salsa and Crab
Recipe courtesy of Sarah Tracey
Total time: 30 minutes
1 tube (16 ounces) prepared polenta
nonstick cooking spray
salt, to taste
8 ounces jumbo lump crabmeat
1 container Fresh Cravings Pico de Gallo Salsa, Mild
1 bunch fresh mint, finely chopped
Heat oven to 400 F.
Slice polenta into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Arrange on baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle with salt, to taste, and let cool.
Combine jumbo lump crabmeat with salsa.
Top each polenta round with crab salsa mixture.
Garnish with finely chopped fresh mint and pair with vibrant, fruity rosé.
Source: Fresh Cravings