12 Tasty Recipes to Cook this Spring
Spring is in the air, so get set for a fabulous season of flavour-packed and fun alfresco dining opportunities.
There’s no better time to shake off those winter layers and enjoy lunch in the warming sun, so we’ve come up with 12 of our favourite spring recipes and wine matches to help you make a season full of delicious moments and memories.
From the classics of a roast chicken recipe and Chardonnay to a rich washed rind cheese custard with Chenin Blanc, we’ve got the perfect food and wine matches to make your spring truly special.
Chardonnay is always a great choice with poultry dishes, and the flavoursome yet elegant Two Rivers Lightning Strike Chardonnay 2019 is ideal with this spring chicken dish.
A flexible all-rounder, the silken Oakridge Over The Shoulder Pinot Grigio 2017 compliments this antipasto-ready dish very well.
Shiraz has a well-deserved reputation for its ability to harmonise with spicy dishes, as the delicious cool climate Giant Steps Syrah 2018 shows.
Classic White Blends like the Howard Park Miamup Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018 pair perfectly with dishes containing cheese and green vegetables, making this a harmonious match.
Well known for its apricot and ginger characters, Viognier is a natural choice with this sweet yet savoury dish. The Yalumba Samuel's Garden Collection Viognier 2017 is a perfect match.
An underrated variety, Chenin Blanc has the elevated acidity to pair well with creamy and stinky cheeses. The Moss Brothers Moses Rock Chenin Blanc 2019 is a great choice to enjoy with this indulgent dessert.
This is a delicate and refined dish, making a fine cool climate Riesling like the Josef Chromy Riesling 2018 from Tasmania, a natural partner.
The combination of Pinot Noir and duck is one of the classics, and the Oakridge Over The Shoulder Pinot Noir 2019 paired with Lyndey Mlian’s duck breast with port and orange sauce is no exception to that rule.
Being an Italian variety, Sangiovese lends itself perfectly to Mediterranean-inspired dishes like this warm salad – the De Bortoli Bella Riva Sangiovese 2015 works a treat.
Vermentino is a textural variety that displays classic salty or sea spray characters, making it ideal with simply-prepared seafood. Try the First Ridge Vermentino 2018 with this kingfish dish for a super-delicious pairing.
Savarro, or Savagnin, is an Italian variety, making it a natural choice with this dish featuring one of Italy’s top cheeses. So delicious served with the Soumah Hexham Savarro 2018.
The Montevecchio Bianco Field Blend 2019 is a vibrant ‘field blend’ leading with Vermentino and Fiano which harmonises beautifully with the fresh flavours in this dish.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your spring celebrations today!