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Host Your Dream Thanksgiving With Tips From HGTV Star Sabrina Soto!

STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Host your dream Thanksgiving this year!

HGTV star and Lifestyle expert, Sabrina Soto, stopped by KCAL9 Wednesday to share some recipes.

Hands-Free Mulled Wine

o   TIP: Use your slow cooker to prepare this warm sipper - not only will you get rich flavors, but your stove top stays wide-open for meal prep!

o   Ingredients:

  • (750 milliliter) bottle of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

o   Directions:

  • Place all ingredients in a slow cooker
  • Keep it on the lowest setting until the wine is steaming (25 minutes)
  • Strain and serve

 Heritage Stuffing

o   TIP: Pairs well with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon

o   Ingredients:

  • 6 green plantains
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. thick bacon (diced)
  • 5 cloves of garlic (diced)
  • 3 chili peppers (seeded & diced)
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • Salt & black pepper

o   Directions:

  • Peel plantains and then cut them into 1" slices
  • One plantain at a time, fry the slices in the hot oil until they are a light golden color
  • Remove plantain slices with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels
  • When the plantain slices are cool enough to handle, smash them into flat rounds (I always use a paper bag)
  • Fry the rounds in the hot oil for 3 minutes. They will turn crisp and golden brown. Remove the slices and drain on paper towels. Remove the oil from the pan and add the bacon
  • When the bacon is crisp, remove from the pan. Lower temp and sweat onions, garlic and peppers until softened. Drain excess oil
  • Mash together the bacon, onions, garlic, peppers and olive oil. Toss with plantains, add the broth, and stir. Add as much broth until you get the consistency you want
  • Salt & pepper to taste

 Chardonnay and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

o   TIP: Keep your turkey, the star of the table, classically seasoned with freshly chopped herbs but add a delicious twist and incorporate Chardonnay into the pan juices into a rich, aromatic sauce. Wine doesn't only belong in your glass! Pairs well with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay.

o   Ingredients:

  • 1 whole 6-7 lb. bone-in turkey breast
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

o   Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place the turkey breast, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan
  • In a bowl, combine the garlic, mustard, herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice to make a thick paste. Loosen the skin from the meat and smear half of the paste in between and the rest on top of the skin. Then, pour the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay into the bottom of the roasting pan
  • Roast the turkey for 1 ½ - 2 hours, until the skin is golden brown and a thermometer registers 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest area of the turkey breast. If you see that the skin is cooking fast and browning, just cover it loosely with foil and keep checking the temperature of the breast
  • When the turkey is done, remove it from the oven and cover with foil and allow it to rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Slice and serve with pan juice spooned generously on top

Green Goodness Casserole

o   TIP: A traditional green bean casserole gets an ever-so-slight gourmet update when you add artichoke hearts to this family-favorite Thanksgiving side. Add a few less traditional ingredients such as French-fried onions or even potato chips as a topping, or throw in some smoked bacon for a fun modern day spin! Pairs well with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay.

o   Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup of Panko
  • 1 cup Romano cheese (you can use Parmesan and/or Romano), plus ¼ cup
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 small cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 8.5 ounce canned artichoke hearts: drain and chop in small pieces (discard tough or hard pieces)
  • 2 lbs. of fresh French style green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces

o   Directions:

  • Sauté onion for a 2-3 minutes in olive oil and add garlic
  • In a separate bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, panko and cheese
  • Add in drained, diced artichokes and green beans
  • Mix all of the above together
  • Bake in 350-degree oven for 30 minutes
  • After twenty minutes, sprinkle remaining parmesan on top of the casserole
  • Remove from oven and serve
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