TC Recipe: Mustard and Coriander Crusted Salmon

February 16 2010

By Sous Chef Kevin Dietrich
Suggested Pairing: 2008 Signature Pinot Gris
Serve 2

mustardcoriandercrustedsalmon

Ingredients

  • 1 T coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1½ lbs skinless salmon fillet, in one piece
  • 1 T + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 C flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 425°. Coarsely grind the coriander seeds with the mustard seeds and crushed red pepper. Season the salmon fillet with salt and black pepper and spread 1 tablespoon of the mustard evenly over the fillet. Press the ground spices into the mustard.

In a large nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil. Add the salmon fillet, mustard side down, and cook over high heat until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully turn the salmon. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the salmon for 6 minutes or until cooked through.

In a medium bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of mustard. Add the watercress and parsley, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Cut the salmon fillet into 4 pieces and serve with the salad.

King Estate shows gold in the S.F. Chronicle's annual competition

January 19 2010

San Francisco Chronicle 2010 Wine Competition & Top 100 King Estate

The results of the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition are in and King Estate had two double gold medal winners and three gold medals. 2008 Signature Pinot Gris was also named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s top 100 wines of 2009.

'08 Signature Pinot Gris is one of Wine Spectator Magazine's Top 100 Wines of 2009!

January 15 2010

2008 Signature Pinot Gris announced as one of Wine Spectator Magazine's Top 100 Wines of 2009!

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines in The World is considered by many to be the authoritative list of the year’s best wines. We are proud to announce that King Estate’s 2008 Signature Pinot Gris made the cut and also received a 90 Point score and the “Smart Buy” designation.

Acrobat Pinot Gris is Wine Spectator's Wine of the Week for December 28th, 2009 + Paired Recipe

December 29 2009

Acrobat Pinot Gris is Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Week for December 28th, 2009 + Paired Recipe

Wine Spectator has chosen 2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris by King Estate as the Wine of the Week for December 28th, 2009. Spectator also provided a nice recipe for a suggested pairing: Deviled Quails Eggs on Toast.

Bill Daley for the Chicago Tribune: Eleven wines for gift-giving

December 02 2009

King Estate review in Chicago Tribune from Bill Daley

Eleven wines for gift-giving

2008 King Estate Pinot Gris Signature Collection : From Oregon, a lively white with a very aromatic nose and softly ripe flavors of pear and honey spiked with a green apple zip. $17

Read the complete article @ The Chicago Tribune.

NAC Recipe: Lobster with Thai Herbs

November 16 2009

by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Suggested Pairing: King Estate Pinot Gris
From King Estate’s New American Cuisine Pinot Gris Cookbook

Lobster with Thai Herbs

NAC Recipe: Salmon Baked on a Fig Leaf with Pinot Gris Beurre Blanc

November 16 2009

by Alice Waters
From King Estate’s New American Cuisine Pinot Gris Cookbook

Salmon Baked on a Fig Leaf with Pinot Gris Beurre Blanc

Food & Wine Magazine 10 Top Thanksgiving Bottles: 2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris by Ray Isle

November 01 2009

Acrobat Pinot Gris is on Food & Wine Magazine's list of 10 Top Thanksgiving BottlesFood & Wine Magazine’s “10 Top Thanksgiving Bottles” by Ray Isle – Acrobat Pinot Gris by King Estate made the top 10, it’s the first white wine listed, and appears in their beautiful photograph. From the November issue.

2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris ($12)

Well-known Oregon producer King Estate has taken advantage of the increasing interest in Pinot Gris (the same grape as Pinot Grigio) to release this value bottling. It’s peachy, zesty and lush.

Read the article @ Food & Wine.

Seattle Times Wine Pick of the Week: 2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris by Paul Gregutt

October 25 2009

King Estate Signature Pinot Gris is Seattle Times Wine Pick of the Week

Seattle Times. Sunday, October 25th, 2009.

Wine Pick of the Week: Acrobat 2008 Pinot Gris; $12

“Oregon’s King Estate is the country’s largest producer of pinot gris, and this is their newest, a value-priced offering with a slight hint of residual sugar and moderate alcohol (12.2 percent). Its ripe, fresh, spicy pear flavo…rs and crisp natural acids make it a surefire food wine. Turkey anyone?” by Paul Gregutt.”

Bill Daley for the Chicago Tribune: Meet food-friendly, fruity pinot gris

October 14 2009

King Estate two great review in Chicago Tribune from Bill Daley

Bill Daley, wine columnist for the Chicago Tribune, published some great reviews of King Estate Signature Pinot Gris and Acrobat Pinot Gris by King Estate. Two of his 3 “Winning Whites” with 3 corkscrew reviews!

“Winning whites from Oregon

Oregon pinot gris bested its California competition in a blind tasting of seven newly released wines. Indeed, the wine panel gave these whites from the Beaver State the top three positions.

2008 King Estate Pinot Gris Signature Collection : From Oregon, a lively white with a very aromatic nose and softly ripe flavors of pear and honey spiked with a green apple zip. Serve with fried chicken, scampi, seafood quiche. Three corkscrews, $17

2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris: A lower-priced pinot gris from Oregon’s King Estate, this white has a voluptuous profile, with a creamy texture, a buttery peach flavor and a tangy finish. Serve with broiled trout, barbecued chicken, grilled halibut. Three corkscrews, $12″

Read the complete article @ The Chicago Tribune.