This after-dinner drink is like a little ray of boozy citrus sunshine at the end of a heavy meal and should be served very cold, in little shot glasses.
This red wine jelly emphasizes both color and flavor. A grown-up dessert, it is tart and sophisticated due to the inclusion of red wine, nicely rounded out by brandy. The whipped cream is a good counterpoint to the austerity of the jelly.
Bowls of rice, the sauce, maybe a sesame cucumber salad, and everyone is licking their fingers with pleasure.
Besides using this sauce in casseroles and pot pies, spoon it over sliced turkey for a hot turkey sandwich.
Soba noodles are classically made with 100 percent buckwheat flour, and those are the ones I seek out whenever possible.