As most of you local to our area know it is still Crab season around these parts, and if you like crab you will love this simple recipe.
Take half a bottle of Praxis Viognier, a double gold medal winning favorite around the tasting room, and put it in a large cooking pot with a cube of butter, a couple of chopped cloves of garlic and a sprig or two of thyme. Place your crab in the pot and simmer just a minute or two until the butter is melted and the crab is cooked through. Then serve with lots of melted butter and a cold glass of the Praxis Viognier. This is a very simple and quick meal to prepare and always sure to please. Make sure you have a loaf of good bread, preferably sourdough, to dip in the broth from the cooking pot and you will be amazed at how great this simple meal can be. Viognier is the perfect white wine to enjoy with crab. Get your self a bottle of the Praxis and enjoy.
Locals Tasting Room
For those seafood lovers that follow the Locals Blog, I thought I would put out the idea that this is the perfect time of year to be Crabby. As you know we are nearing the end of the commercial crab season here in Northern California. It is still not too late to drive to Bodega Bay and buy crabs right off the dock as the fishermen come in from a day of crabbing in the cold waters or stop by your favorite supermarket and local markets to purchase fresh crab anywhere in Northern California.
Here at locals as you know we have a selection of over 53 great wines from ten award winning vintners, which will grow even more as we add Kitfox vineyards to our family in the coming weeks (keep your eyes out for more on that). A few of my favorites to pair with a fresh crab dinner are as follows.The Choir from Saracina vineyards which is a blend of 70% Roussanne grapes and 30% Viognier grapes that create complex notes of orange blossoms, Asian pear, ginger and jasmine. The Choir sells for $20.00 retail and $17.00 or $16.00 for two bottle and six bottle club members respectively. Sipping on The Choir will be music to your ears as you and friends feast on the last of the fresh crab this season while enjoying the best Sonoma County has to offer in foods and wines. The balance of each of these wines makes them very versatile at the table but especially great with Crab. Hey for those Locals faithful not in Northern California, we also can ship these wines to you, your friends and family to enjoy all over this great country of ours so enjoy and get crabby with the rest of us.