Delicious Winter Meals to enjoy with Red Wine
Now that it’s July, we are firmly in Winter, making it the perfect time to experiment in the kitchen. What’s better in Winter than a hearty meal to warm you up and help you escape those Winter blues? Better yet, Winter is also the perfect time to treat yourself to some of our locally made and mouth-watering reds. Here are some dishes that would pair perfectly with our red wines.
SAMU Nero d’ Avola
The aromas in this red are fruit based, with its subtle hints of cherry and blueberries. This red pairs best with meals like grilled red meat, marinades with soy sauce, pot-roast, as well as long-braised stews.
For the Carnivore: Osso Bucco
This Winter warmer is best prepared in a slow-cooker. After being cooked in rich red wine sauce for maximum flavour, it should then be served up with baked polenta or mashed potatoes. The flavours in this stew like dish and the ones in Nero d’Avola, will create a party in your mouth.
For the Vegetarian: Vegetable Stir Fry
This quick to prepare dish is one way to ensure you get your veg in for the day. This dish is perfect for the nights when you want to prepare something quick and easy, as you could use the vegetables you already have in the fridge. From there all you’ll need is soy sauce and a vegetable stock cube. The saltiness of the soy sauce will not only bring out the flavours in the vegetables, but also Nero d’Avola. Creating an interesting mix of flavours. Here is a recipe for an easy to prepare vegetable stir fry via allrecipes.com.
This Silver Medal winning wine contains a mixture of dark fruits including, black cherry and black plum. Which gives the wine its purple-red appearance. This red is best served with meals such as pot-roast, casseroles and grilled red meat.
For the Carnivore: Shepperd’s Pie
This old family favourite is a great way to warm up this winter. With just minced-meat, carrots, celery and mashed potatoes, this dish is relatively easy to prepare. This dish will not only warm your insides, it will cause you to reminisce about your Australian childhood when your mum used to make this Winter favourite. Shepperd’s pie will have your taste buds dancing, especially when it’s paired with a glass of Lagrein.
Here is a recipe for Shepperd’s Pie that rivals your mum’s via taste.com
For the Vegetarian : Eggplant Lasagne
This vegetarian take on the Italian classic has all the heartiness of the traditional one, except it is slightly more inclusive to the meat free and the wheat free food lovers out there. Paired with cheese and Neapolitan sauce, not only is eggplant full of flavour, fibre and nutrients. But it’s also a great hearty substitute for meat in Lasagne. The rich flavours in the sauce and eggplant will also pair perfectly with the dark fruit notes in Lagrein.
Here is an easy to prepare and meat-free eggplant lasagne via delish.com.
SAMU Nero D’Avola Lagrein
With its notes of dark fruits such as ripe raspberries and blackberries, as well as spice aromas, this pink-purple coloured drop is truly eclectic. Food pairings that would go best with this juicy and slightly spiced blend include, pasta dishes, smoked beef dishes, mushrooms, as well as dishes mixed with herbs.
For the Carnivore: Grilled Moroccan Chicken
What would be better to put with a wine with spice in it, than a dish that centres around spice? Moroccan chicken is not only filled with protein and iron, but it is also bursting with flavours. This dish is relatively easy to prepare as most of the work involves mixing different seasonings together to make the perfect combination of flavours. Once the dish is done, serve it up on a bed of couscous and you’ve got a great dish to go with your bottle of Nero D’Avola Lagrein.
For the Vegetarian: Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms and Truffle Oil
This dish plays host to some of the world’s most mouth-watering ingredients, including an assortment of different mushrooms, truffle oil and parmesan. Mushroom pasta is both hearty in flavour and in filling. Not at all difficult to prepare, it is the perfect dish for when you are craving a filling meat-free meal. This exciting combination of flavours including truffle oil means this dish would fit well on any dinner party menu, along with a glass of Nero D’Avola Lagrein.
Here is the perfect recipe for your new favourite pasta via tastetruffles.com.au.