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 Tinklers Hill Chardonnay 2020 is ideal with this spring chicken dish.
A flexible all-rounder, the silken Sevenhill Inigo Pinot Gris 2021 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 Forest Hill Vineyard Highbury Fields Shiraz 2019 shows.
Classic White Blends like the Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020 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 Artwine Madame V Viognier 2019 is a perfect match.
Botrytis Semillon has the sweetness and the acidity to contrast the savoury flavours and creamy texture of rich desserts such as this Allegiance Wines Sweet Betty 375ml Botrytis Semillon 2018, which 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 Z Wine Mae Riesling 2021 from Tasmania, a natural partner.
The combination of Pinot Noir and duck is one of the classics, and the Tread Softly Pinot Noir 2020 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 Watkins Ruscello Sangiovese 2020 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 Alejandro Vermentino 2020 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 Allinda Alba Toro Savagnin 2018.
Montevecchio Bianco Field Blend 2020 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!