The sixty-fifth recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Grapes Simmered in Port Wine Sauce, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book Weeknight Wonders, on page 287. The theme for the week was chosen by Margaret: The Color Purple.
Ingredient list: orange, ruby port wine, cinnamon stick, honey, grapes, and Greek yogurt. The theme was to pick something colored purple and I was thinking of eggplant (which Mark won't eat no matter how cleverly I try to disguise it) and purple grapes...I'm sure there are other purple things as well but those things came to mind as I remembered Ellie had a recipe for grapes in the dessert section of this book. And, as luck would have it, I had all the ingredients on hand!
This is really simple and quick...you just simmer the wine, orange, cinnamon, and honey for the time it says, add the grapes, boil for the time it says, and let it rest for five minutes. Even without the Greek yogurt topping, it all reminded me of Greek food: the wine, the orange flavor, the grapes, the honey, the cinnamon...definitely Greek flavors. It was delicious. Definitely a repeat.
If you wonder how the others did this week, click here to follow their post links. You can also find the recipe schedule for the coming weeks there. Next week's recipe theme was chosen by me and is Red, White, or Blue, It's Up To You. Please come and join us at any time, just leave the link to your post that week so we know where to find you. :-)