Tailgating? Prepping for Playoffs and the Superbowl? Follow our developing list of football wines. The first is RAATS Red Jasper made by winemaker Bruwer Raats. Red Jasper is healthy blend of 56% Cabernet Franc, 27% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. Pair it, as we did @MetroWines on New Years Eve, with South African Black Soy Bean Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips. Because who knows more about football, albeit a different version, than sports fans in South Africa!!
South African Black Soy Bean Hummus
Black soybeans are a terrific stand-in for chickpeas in this robust hummus. Because of the nuttiness and creamy texture, no olive oil and very little tahini are required to give the dip its traditionally rich flavor. Give the hummus some heat by adding a bit of the North African hot pepper paste called harissa. You can find harissa and tahini at most grocery stores that offer basic international foods. Serve hummus in a small bowl, garnish with a sprinkling of sweet paprika and a scattering of oil-cured olives. Pita triangles or sweet potato chips to dip.
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1 1/2 cups cooked black soybeans or 1 can (15 ounces) organic black soybeans, drained (reserve liquid)
- 2 to 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 to 3 tablespoons soybean cooking or canning liquid or water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
- 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon harissa or 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- Sweet paprika and oil-cured olives, for garnish
Mince the garlic. Add black soybeans and the minimum amounts of the remaining ingredients. Process to a fairly smooth paste. Taste and blend in more of any ingredients required to give a smooth consistency and to suit your taste. Makes about 1 and 1/4 cups.
Served at New Years Eve Wine World Way, December 31, 2013