With September comes the first whiff of autumn in the U.K. All too soon barbecue season is on the way out, and it’s time to get social with a kitchen supper party. If you’re anything like us the best at home dos, are those that are perfectly simple. The less time spent preparing, the better, it leaves more time for good food, great wine, and gratifying conversation.
One thing you can do to simplify your evening is choose just one delicious wine to serve throughout the evening. A particular delight of Sauvignon Blanc as a varietal is its versatility, and Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is no exception, it can honour plain, simple seafood, fresh oysters, and steamed mussels, as well as salmon. But it also pairs with white meats like chicken and pork, even if these are served with herb sauces or rubs the Sauvignon Blanc holds it own. The wine’s vibrant flavors also complement spicy and ethnic cuisines.
With that in mind, we thought we’d share some recipes that pair perfectly with Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc, taking you from canapes to the cheese board!
Smoked Salmon Blinis – This recipe is our go-to crowd greeter. Simple is the only way to describe these tasty morsels, you can whip a platter up in just a few minutes, and the recipe requires just four ingredients. Find the recipe HERE.
A Soupy Starter:
Soup is such a great appetiser; it can be prepared ahead of time and reheated just before your guests sit down so you can enjoy the mingling and appear like a domestic god/goddess! This blog post has two soup recipes, both pair perfectly with Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
The Main Event:
A delicious fish pie is the perfect simple supper recipe. A real crowd pleaser, serve with a big bowl of buttery peas and pan fried courgettes. You can use a mix of whatever fish you’ve caught, bought or stored in the freezer. Add some seafood, like scallops or prawns for a luxury version. If you’d rather follow a recipe a good place to start is with Annabel Langbein’s Lemon Fish Pie, find the recipe HERE.
Extra Tip: If you don’t have time to make or roll pastry, keep some ready rolled sheets of Filo Pastry in your fridge. Scrunch these up, place on top of your pie mix and drizzle with olive oil. If you can’t be bothered to give your arms a workout mashing spuds, finely sliced baby potatoes will also serve as a topping!
Ditch dessert and set up a stellar cheese board instead. A delicious Chevre and Sauvignon Blanc is a match made in heaven. If you haven’t acquired a taste for goat cheese, and many people don’t like it, choose a good salty feta. The delicious dryness of both the goat cheese and the feta teams well with the fresh fruity flavours of Sauvignon Blanc.
Head to your local Majestic Wines store in the UK to find Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc.