I recently did kabobs featuring what turned out to be a marvelous local beef--more on that in a later post.
We had the leftovers tonight in one of my Second Day Dish transformations with a wonderful addition in the Sloppy Seconds red from Lover's Leap Vineyards. I must confess that my Husband Brad first noticed the Sloppy Seconds red at the Lover's Leap winery display at the Lexington Farmer's Market this past Saturday. I was focused on their advertised but not quite ready Riesling. He prompted me to try the red and I am so glad he did.
This is how they describe it
NEW RELEASE! Some prefer the cellar’s forgotten children – seven different varietals blended for a second chance to impress. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cynthiana, Tempranillo, Syrah, Chambourcin! $11
I really liked the little taste I got at the Farmer's Market-it was enough for me to buy two bottles. But once I got it home and opened it up in a nice glass I was titillated with the lush, upfront tropical fruit followed by a nice peppery finish. It's leggy and not at all thin. I just love this wine. The first taste of tropical fruit reminds me of a Beaujolais nouveau but with more body. At $11 a bottle I'd say this a big value for a great summer wine that will be perfect with grilled foods.
So on to dinner----I took the leftover kabob ingredients (beef, red pepper, yellow pepper, Vidalia onion all cooked with a balsamic fig marinade/glaze) and sliced them and warmed it all in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and plated it with some nice romaine. On the left is my plate with a finish of grated Parmesan and a Balsamic vinaigrette and on the right is Brad's plate with a dressing of blue cheese vinaigrette.
Your best bet for a healthy and delicious 'leftover' summer cooking is taking your main ingredients into a salad. You will be surprised at how simple it is to retain the flavor profile you really liked .
As always if you have questions let me know.
I am starting a new feature here------Second Day Dish by Request-----you give me the ingredients you have and I'll give you ideas/recipes to use them based on your skill set.