For our friends in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s that time of year again… The evenings are lighter and the days a little warmer, Spring has arrived!
It’s time to come out of hibernation and tentatively enjoy long weekend lunches Al Fresco, and early evening suppers on the terrace.
With the new season, comes a change in menu, casserole dishes get relegated to the rear of the cupboard and there’s a yearning to conjure up lighter dishes and succulent salads filled with spring goodness.
As new produce arrives at your local farmer’s market, we thought we’d share some of our favourite UK spring ingredients that pair beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc.
Add some to your Caeser salad, stir fry it with ginger and cumin seeds for an Asian-inspired side dish, or simply griddle it in a pan and serve with good olive oil, a little lemon juice and shavings of Parmesan cheese. Add a glass of beautifully chilled Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc to tantalise your taste buds.
Jersey Royal New Potatoes:
We wrote a whole post about Jersey Royal new potatoes last year, it includes a fabulous recipe… Jersey Royals with Hot Smoked Salmon, and Watercress Salad in a Horseradish Dressing. Find it HERE. We love them as a side dish, best served dripping in butter with mint from the garden; but if you want to spice things up a bit you could roast them with olive oil and cumin seeds, and serve with a side sauce made from yoghurt blended with mint and chive. Don’t forget to pour your Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc to delight your diners.
This vitamin rich, muscle building leafy green is all too often saved for the dastardly post-workout smoothie… So why not bring it back to the kitchen this spring time? Double cream, Parmesan cheese and a pinch of nutmeg will turn your spinach side dish into something quite decadent. Whisk up a spinach and Feta frittata for a weekend lunch, or top a spinach salad with warm goats cheese, balsamic vinegar and walnuts… Delicious! Remember every good salad deserves a glass of Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc to sip alongside!
Now you have the recipe inspiration, don’t forget the wine! Head to your local Majestic Wines store in the UK to find Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc.