About the Dish

4 ounces Bulgur Wheat
2 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
2 teaspoon Spice Blend
1/2 teaspoon Beautiful Briny Hot Steve Salt
1 packet Turbinado Sugar
3 ounces Snap Beans
1 small Cucumber
10 ounces Peach
1 ounce Green Onion
1 ounce Pecans
1/4 ounce Mint
Per Serving
Calories 440
Total Fat 25 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 400 mg
Total Carbohydrates 52 g
Dietary Fiber 13 g
Sugar 18 g
Protein 9 g
Sheri Castle

Sheri Castle is an award-winning, professional food writer and culinary instructor. She is known for melding storytelling, humor, and culinary expertise, so she can tell a tale while making a memorable meal.

"I’ve been a cook and writer my whole life. I wrote my first original recipe and mailed it to a TV show when I was four years old. I was lucky enough to have been raised by one of those legendary Southern grandmothers who cooked with great skill and no recipes. Even when my cooking veered drastically away from Southern for a few years, she was always open to what I prepared and would taste anything." BOOKS: The Southern Living Community Cookbook: Celebrating Food and Fellowship in the American South; The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Recipes for Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands and CSA Boxes, The University of North Carolina Press, 2011.; Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book; Le Creuset. PUBLICATIONS: Southern Living; Garden and Gun; Better Homes and Gardens; The New York Times; Eater; The Washington Post; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; The Times Picayune; The Charlotte Observer; The Chicago Tribune; The Kitchn; NPR’s Kitchen Window; The Local Palate; Epicurious; Gravy (named 2014 Publication of the Year by James Beard Foundation); Taste of the South; Cornbread Nation; Bitter Southerner. AWARDS: 2011 American Institute of Wine and Food Foundation Scholarship for Recipe Writing presented in honor of Julia Child; 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Burt Green Award for Instructional Writing with Recipes; 2012 Southern Independent Booksellers Association Cookbook of the Year; 2015 IACP Cookbook Award Finalist; New York Times Notable Cookbook; Washington Post Recommended Cookbook. For more information on Sheri Castle, visit shericastle.com

Peach Wheat Beer

Wheat beers make a wonderful conveyance for added flavors, which explains the vast variety of flavored wheat beers available, especially in the summer months. The sweet malt bill of a wheat beer can handle sweet, tart, and even sour flavors. For this dish featuring a peach flavor, we suggest a wheat beer flavored with peaches.

Suggestion: RJ Rockers Son of a Peach, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Albarino – Spain

Stone fruits like peach and plum mix with under-ripe melon, orange citrus and a touch of salinity…I could be describing the salad above, but this is actually a typical set of descriptors for Albarino from Northwest Spain. This wine has body, acidity, citrus and length that makes it perfect for flavor-packed salads like this one.

Pairing – Burgans Albarino – Rias Biaxas, Spain


In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, bring 1 1/4 cups water to boil. This is for your bulgur.
Prepare your mise en place: Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and thinly slice crosswise. Halve peaches lengthwise, remove the pits and cut into thin wedges. Tip green beans then cut into 1-inch pieces. Slice green onions thinly on the diagonal. Pick and chop the mint leaves.
Place bulgur in a medium bowl and stir in boiling water. Let stand for 20 minutes. (The bulgur might still have a slight bite, but will continue to soften in the salad.)
Meanwhile, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon Hot Steve salt, tabbouleh spice, and sugar in a bowl, whisking until the sugar dissolves.
Drain bulgur and squeeze out any remaining water. Add vinaigrette to the bulgur and stir well. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Have ready a bowl of ice water. Add beans cook until they are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to immediately transfer them into the ice water. (This step is called blanching and shocking.) When cool, drain and blot dry.
Add beans, cucumber, peaches, green onions, and pecans to bulgur. Just before serving, stir in mint. Enjoy!