Holiday Dinner for Two: Recipes & Wine Pairings

Cooking for two this holiday? Here are some recipes that let you keep things simple while still having a classic and truly special dinner along with perfect pairings for wine! We hope you enjoy!


Maple Glazed Ham Steak

Pair With: A dry fruity wine to compliment the glaze such as a Gruner Veltlineror or a Gewurztraminer

Try: Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer, $16.99; Landhaus Gruner Veltliner, $12.99

Link to Recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a25361409/easy-ham-steak-recipe/

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

Pair With: Medium-bodied Grenache or a Cote-du-Rhone style white wine

Try: Juan Gil Atteca Garnacha, $12.99; Tablas Creek, Patelin de Tablas Blanc, $24.99

Link to Recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a55762/honey-garlic-glazed-salmon-recipe/

Sheet Pan Balsamic Steak & Potatoes

Pair With: Full-bodied Zinfandel

Try: Peirano Estate Zinfandel, $11.99; Enkidu “Old Vines” Zinfandel, $19.99

Link to Recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51272/sheet-pan-balsamic-steak-potatoes-recipe/

One-Pan Balsamic Chicken & Asparagus

Pair With: A clean floral white such as an Albarino or an Italian Chianti-styled wine.

Try: Nora Albarino, $11.99; Il Poggione Rosso Montalcino, $21.99

Link to Recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a54291/one-pan-balsamic-chicken-and-asparagus-recipe/

Parmesan Pork Tenderloin

Pair With: An oaked-Chardonnay or a medium-bodied Pinot Noir

Try: Reata Pinot Noir, $15.99; Kenwood Six Ridges Russian River Chardonnay, $15.99

Link to Recipe: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/parmesan-pork-tenderloin/