Cooking with Suhru: Cabernet Franc & Leg of Lamb
With the cold weather upon us, I am shifting my cooking focus to heartier, slow-roasted meals and richer red wines like our Cabernet Franc that warm you up from the inside out!
A staple cold-weather meal in my house is Roasted Leg of Lamb paired with garlic mashed potatoes, and a nice glass of Cabernet Franc. It is savory, succulent and in my opinion best enjoyed by the fire! There are a wide range of recipe options to choose from when it comes to lamb. If I’m being honest this is a meal I tend to "refer" to a recipe for, more than follow one because when it comes to roasting meat, the more garlic and rosemary you add, the better it will taste! A great starting point for this meal is Epicurious, which has a nice Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb recipe that you can doctor as you see fit to best suit your pallet.
You have choices when it comes to the wine pairing but I love to pair Cabernet Francs with Lamb, especially when fresh herbs are incorporated into the recipe, because the wine plays on those savory herbal notes bringing out that same quality in the glass.
Our Cabernet Franc has bright red fruit notes that act as a nice balance to the richer deeper flavors of the meat; and the light smokiness and fine tannins of the wine make it an excellent compliment to roasted, or smoked meats, happy cooking!