Grilled Thanksgiving Fixin’s with Mark West Pinot Noir

Grilled Thanksgiving Fixin’s with Mark West Pinot Noir Recipe

Mark West Pinot Noir and Thanksgiving. Few things pair more perfectly. While the bird roasts, add a little smoke to your Thanksgiving sides, with these recipes for grilled side dishes.

Grilled Asparagus

Servings: 4


  • 1 Asparagus bunch
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • Sprinkle of Rosemary


  1. Wash and dry each asparagus spear before cutting ½-1inch of the stems off.
  2. Take a large piece of aluminum foil and lay the asparagus on top. Drizzle with olive oil, before adding all other seasonings across the spears. Fold the foil over to create a pocket and seal asparagus inside.
  3. Grill foil packet for 6-7 minutes, over medium heat flipping from side to side. Carefully remove foil from grill and unwrap asparagus. Plate onto a large platter and serve.

Smokey Cranberry Sauce


  • 3 large Chipotle Chiles; dried
  • 12 oz Cranberries
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium to high heat, stir cranberries, chipotle chilies, butter, apple juice, and cinnamon.
  2. Allow mixture to be brought to a boil and cranberries to soften. Continue stirring for 10 minutes, as the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Refrigerate sauce 24 hours before serving. Serve at room temperature.

Grilled Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4-6


  • 3lbs small red Potatoes; quartered
  • 3/4 cup Butter; melted
  • 2 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • Drizzle of Olive oil
  • Parsley as garnish


  1. In a large bowl, toss potato quarters with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Place in a grill basket over medium to high heat for 20-25 minutes. Allow potatoes to become soft without burning. Continually toss.
  3. Once soft, remove from heat and mash potatoes, adding milk and melted butter. Once mashed serve in a large bowl and garnish with parsley. Enjoy.