How to Roll your own California Roll

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Ready to break out that inner chef? Well we have that first step to steer you in the right direction. With the newest addition to our most innovative line, the Woodchuck®  Cellar Series Ginger Cider pairs perfectly with a plethora of dishes, but one of our favorites? Sushi! Now, we understand it’s difficult to think about rolling your own when you can head downtown and get that delectable Spider Roll prepared to perfection. So why not start simple? To pair with that refreshing Ginger cider, here is how to roll your own California Roll.

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Woodchuck Wednesday Thanksgiving Countdown!
Recipe #3: The Woodchuck Winter Cider Gravy

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No Thanksgiving plate is complete without a ladle from that delicious gravy boat. It’s an accent on every mouthwatering bite, and pulls an entire meal together. Whether it’s a pool within your mashed potatoes, or a drizzle over your entire dish, gravy sneaks onto almost everyone’s plate in some shape or form. As for the recipes? Ingredients can include the stock from your turkey, just chicken broth, or…. Cider!

8 Days until Thanksgiving…

The Woodchuck® Winter Cider Gravy

The Woodchuck® Winter Cider Gravy is a great recipe option, using one of our limited releases. The seasonal Winter cider is aged with French and traditional oak, and is finished with a touch of vanilla. This on top of the drippings from your turkey, or a savory chicken broth creates an unbeatable combination. Intrigued? Well here’s that simple recipe to spice up that Thanksgiving feast!

The Woodchuck®  Winter Cider Gravy

This recipe yields 8-10 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of Turkey Stock, or Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup of Woodchuck®  Limited Release Winter Cider
  • 6 tbsp. of unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Recipe:

Over medium-heat, combine the flour and the butter in a saucepan. Whisk this mixture until smooth.

Once the mixture is smooth, add both the Turkey stock (or Chicken Broth) and the Woodchuck® Winter Cider with continuous stirring. Add the parsley, and a dash of salt and pepper. Continue to stir and let cook for 4-5 minutes.

Find your finest gravy boat, fill with the mouth-watering gravy, and stick right on your Thanksgiving table!

Interested in more Thanksgiving recipes? Well here’s a couple more to try!

Sausage and Woodchuck® Granny Smith Cider Stuffing

Woodchuck® 802 Cider Cranberry Sauce

The Woodchuck® Fall Cider Apple Pie

Double up on the Woodchuck® Cider Pumpkin Bread

 

Woodchuck Wednesday Thanksgiving Countdown!
Recipe #2: Sausage and Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider Stuffing

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You know it’s Thanksgiving when you walk into the kitchen and your senses are filled with that mouth-watering smell of stuffing. Whether baked in a pan, or cooked right in the turkey, this flavor burst of a dish is often the first hit on the buffet line. As the second recipe in our Woodchuck® Wednesday Thanksgiving Countdown, we’ve put our own cider spin on the holiday delicacy.

15 Days until Thanksgiving…

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Woodchuck Wednesday Thanksgiving Countdown!
Recipe #1: Woodchuck 802 Cider Cranberry Sauce

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As we embrace the month of November, we start the final countdown to… Thanksgiving! It’s that amazing holiday where we give thanks and eat until we drop. With endless variations of endless dishes, no two holiday dinner tables are the same (but all are equally delicious!). With that said, we thought we’d help throw a little bit of flair into that cooking. As you drool in anticipation over the next couple of weeks, make sure to follow our Woodchuck Wednesday Countdown to Thanksgiving! Each Woodchuck Wednesday until the big feast, we will post a Thanksgiving recipe that uses Woodchuck Cider as a secret ingredient. Wow those guests with these exciting and unique dishes. So without further adieu… the countdown to Thanksgiving!

22 Days until Thanksgiving…

Woodchuck® 802 Cider Cranberry Sauce!

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Belgian White Hard Cider Garlic Shrimp and Bacon Pizza

Our friend Elle over at Elle’s New England Kitchen is true Woodchuck® Hard Cider fan. She took our Woodchuck® Private Reserve Belgian White Cider, applied her passion for cooking awesome meals, and boom… this hard cider inspired recipe was born.  It is sure to satisfy the hard cider drinker and the craft beer enthusiast in you. Modeled after a Belgian white or Belgian wit bier, Cider Maker John Matson worked hard to create a gluten-free Belgian White Hard Cider. We’re excited to share Elle’s tasty recipe with you all!

Woodchuck Belgian White Cider Garlic Shrimp and Bacon Pizza 1This post first appeared on Elle’s New England Kitchen, June 20th, 2013.

I love picnics! We don’t have enough of them, but I’m determined to change that this summer. When I think of picnics, the first thing I think of is, of course, the food. It’s the heart of the picnic. I chose to make pizza because who doesn’t love pizza?! And pizza is perfectly acceptable when it’s eaten cold.

This one has Woodchuck® Cider garlic shrimp, bacon, pesto, and of course, a nice blend of pizza-type cheese. It’s packed with flavor and just as good cold as it is piping hot from the oven.

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