Pairing of the Day: July 19-23, 2010
Clams the Sailor's Way
It's not uncommon in Galicia to have a meal that consists of lots of different shellfish, bread and nothing else. Encarna Méndez of Do Ferreiro winery prepares clams the fisherman's way: steamed in Albariño with onion and garlic.
Pairing: An Albariño: 2008 Bodegas Montecillo Verdemar or 2008 Martín Códax
Angel Hair Pasta with Squid, Mussels and Zucchini
Warm Farro Salad with Braised Radishes
Sous Vide Tri-Tip with Cilantro Butter
Grilled Fish with Artichoke Caponata
To top meaty mahimahi, Michael White makes a vinegary caponata (a Sicilian relish) with fresh artichoke hearts, not the traditional tomatoes and eggplant. Trimming artichokes can be time-consuming, so buy marinated artichoke hearts from the grocery store instead.
Pairing: A crisp, ripe Italian white: 2008 Pieropan Soave