Cracked Pepper BLT Bites

Recipe courtesy of Chateau Chantal

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A nice general guideline for wine and food pairing is that salty and spicy foods go well with low-alcohol, fruity wines. This pairing from Chateau Chantal is the perfect embodiment of that idea. A fruity, semidry red, served chilled, is the perfect balance for the salty bacon and slight sweetness of tomato.

BLT Bite Recipe:

24-30 cherry tomatoes
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3 cup chopped green onion
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

Cut tops off tomatoes. Use a small metal spoon to scoop out pulp and discard. Invert tomatoes on paper towels to drain. Combine remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into tomatoes. Refrigerate several hours. Watch them disappear!

—Chateau Chantal

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