2 pounds ramps, cleaned and trimmed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons safflower oil
3 cups sliced mushrooms – such as shitake, oyster, or morel
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Paired with Sonoma Coast Pint Noir
Place ramps on a sheetpan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss until well coated.Set the burners on your gas grill to the highest heat setting, and preheat for 10 minutes. Oil and wipe the grill grate. Place ramps on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until tender and charred, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and set aside.
Heat two tablespoons safflower oil in a wide skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute, until tender and lightly browned. Add garlic and stir to combine before adding sherry vinegar. Add 1/4 cup water; simmer until reduced by half, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining safflower oil. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in the parsley and spoon over the still warm ramps.
By Rodney Strong Vineyards
Just south of the quaint town of Healdsburg, Rodney Strong winery and tasting room are nestled in the sweeping vineyards of Russian River Valley. Join them to experience Sonoma County – taste the exceptional quality of their wines, take a tour or attend one of their many events held throughout the year. Visit www.rodneystrong.com