We never thought it would arrive but it has, Summer!!!! At long last!! So to celebrate its arrival we thought we would give you a lovely summer recipe with a great wine recommendation, so you can embrace the season in every way!!
Grilled Chicken with a Coriander and a Mint Salsa
1 tbsp coriander roughly chopped
2 tbsp mint leaves
1 spring onion-finely chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
150ml olive oil
ground salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in a blender for a few minutes, then transfer to a bowl.
Grill the chicken on a bbq or stove top, when it is ready transfer to a plate and lightly pour the salsa over the top.
Chop a banana and place into a bowl, squeeze some lemon juice over the top and add some grated coconut.
As this dish is very light and fresh we suggest a wine which is similiar to the dish, so heavy red wine would not go very well at all. However the Gavi di Gavi, by Cantina Produttori del Gavi would be a wonderful accompaniment.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Gavi, it comes from the Piemonte region in Italy, and is made from the Cortese grape. Its best known for its,crisp, floral, peachy, aromatic qualities and is very light, fresh and sometimes has hints of melon, almonds or hazlenuts. The soil in the Gavi region is made up of clay and limstone which gives the wine its unique taste!!
The Gavi di Gavi will comliment the flavours of mint, coriander and garlic in the recipe and make sure it is nicely chilled before serving!!
With the sun shining, some good classic rock blaring on the stereo and great company its impossibile not to enjoy!!!
Inez O’Shea”A taste of Italy”