LITTLE BEAUTY Gewurztraminer Marlborough 2012/13 Bottle/st
White Still Wine | New Zealand | South, Marlborough | 75cl
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Country: New Zealand
Region: South, Marlborough
Wine Style: Aromatic and Fruity
Exotic and intriguing; think middle-eastern spices (star anise, clove, cinnamon), lychee and rose petals. To sip, the characters are intriguing and plentiful; nougat, clove, orange, lychee and rose oil. Finishes with a rich, pleasing roundness. Some might say it's totally luscious. Wonderful when paired with dishes featuring fragrant spices, chilli and coconut milk. Equally good with creamy cheeses, pâté or antipasta. TOP TIP: Gewurztraminer is one of the most versatile wines for food matching. Be brave!
In Thai cuisine, spices and sauces are used to create a blend of sweet, sour, hot and salty. Typically, Thai food is notably hot, but is generally moderated for Western palates. With chilli spicy food, a touch of sweetness can help mellow the spice in a dish. A red curry paste based dish is a great match for the lychee and rose notes of a Gewürztraminer such as this one from Little Beauty.
Jasmine rice, enough for two
1 can of coconut milk
2 Chicken breasts, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 inches of fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly grated
1 fresh red chilli, chopped
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of oyster sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce sauce
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
7 - 8 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
7 - 8 florets of broccoli (halved if necessary)
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
Bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Juice of one lime
Rinse the rice under cold running water until water runs clear. Drain. Bring a saucepan, with one cup of water in it, to the boil. Add a pinch of salt, the rice and the coconut milk. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer until rice is cooked.
Meanwhile, heat a large pan or wok, add the olive oil. Add the crushed garlic, grated ginger and chopped chilli. Cook for 2-3 minutes, add the sliced Chicken and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Add all of the remaining ingredients, starting with the sauces, followed by the vegetables. Stir-fry for a further 3 - 4 minutes.
When the rice is cooked, drain. To serve, combine the rice and chicken, garnish with fresh coriander and a squeeze of fresh lime.
Enjoy with chilled Little Beauty Gewurztraminer.