Recipes from An Epicurious Lifestyle's kitchen

Tag: Sauvignon Blanc

Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto This is a great basic recipe for making risotto from Jamie Oliver. I added the shrimp and made a shrimp stock but, you certainly could use chicken broth! Stage 1 Heat the shrimp stock. In a separate pan, heat the olive oil and […]

Speck Wrapped Scallops

Speck Wrapped Scallops

We saw these amazing scallops at Whole Foods and of course we had to get them! I usually wrap them in prosciutto but, this time I used some speck that had been smoked. I don’t think I will be going back to the prosciutto after […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad


About 2 pounds of a mixture of Heirloom tomatoes, large and small

2 cups of ricotta cheese, drained

About a ¼ cup of olive oil

About 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

zest of one lemon

About 8-10 fresh basil leaves

Salt and pepper to taste


Slice the larger tomatoes and fan them on the platter. Cut the smaller tomatoes in half and add to platter. Season the tomatoes with about a tablespoon of sea salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix the drained ricotta with the oregano, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of olive oil,  and season with salt and pepper. Take a tablespoon of ricotta mixture and place on tomatoes here and there. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and the rest of  the olive oil. Place the basil leaves under and around tomatoes. Finish with freshly cracked pepper.

Peter’s Wine Pick: Hanna Sauvignon Blanc

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